Records of the Schiff family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 778 records for the surname Schiff (including soundalike names and spelling variants) in the All Galicia Database (the AGD), Gesher Galicia's free searchable collection of genealogical and historical records from the former Austro-Hungarian province of Galicia, which is now eastern Poland and western Ukraine. Here is a sampling of some of the results you can find there:

  • Juda Leib BARSCHAK, son of Markus Josef BARSCHAK and Sara SEIFE
    and Beyle Gittel FUCHSEL f THERSUOW, daughter of Schie THERSUOW and Riwe Libe FUCHSEL
    marriage record from Tarnopol Jewish Marriage Banns, Marriage Certificates (1916, 1920-1939)
  • Leib Herman SCHIFF
    birth record from Austrian Ministry of Interior - Certification of Vital Records (1903-1918)
  • Amalja SCHIFF, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Berisch SCHIFF, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Fryderyka SCHIFF, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Janka SCHIFF, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Regina SCHIFF, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Gitel SEIF, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Hirsch SEIF, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Isaak SEIF, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 778 records. The AGD is updated with new records every few months, so check back often to see the latest results.

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Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
Kozlov, Ukraine
GG Member Somerset, NJ
Aug 7, 2021
Kozliv, Ukraine
GG Member Somerset, NJ
Jan 27, 2021
Zbarazh, Ukraine
GG Member London,
United Kingdom
Jan 1, 2007

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Records of the Schiff family in Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website

There are 189 search results for the surname Schiff at Logan Kleinwaks' Genealogy Indexer website, a few of which are listed below. Note that results listed below are limited to purely Galician sources, such as telephone and business directories from Galician cities, or school records, but they do not include the many other sources available on his website that span all of pre-war Poland. You may need the free .DjVu web browser plugin to view these files.

  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 434 {y114}
    ... Jewish victim of the Germans in Chrzanow was Reb Chaim Reiber's son-in-law, a young man who was a bit hard of hearing. He was crossing the street; the Germans wanted to detain him, and when he didn't hear them shout "Halt!" they shot him on the spot. Despite their fear of going outside, the few Jews who remained in the town, led by a member of the burial society named Wolf Schif (m/b/a), attended to the corpse and quietly buried the young man at the cemetery. The German soldiers coldbloodedly assembled 15 Jews and lined them up against a wall to shoot them. By some miracle, a higher officer came to investigate the situation, and the Jews were released. THE TRAGEDY IN TRZEBINIA On Friday, September 8, the Jews of Chrzanow who had escaped to other regions because ...
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 518 {y114}
    Schwartz Laibish, David, Chana Schwartz Aharon Chai, Gitl, Chava, Eliezer, Ruzia Schwartz Shalom, Gitl Siegel Kalman Siegel Laib, Cirl, Esther-Malka Silfen Israel, Sarah—bom Grajover, ... Zagorski Moyshe, Golda, Jacob, Etl—bom Urbach Zaifman Chaim, Rachel, Nuta, the last one hung in camp. Zeltenreich Rachel-Leah, Moyshe, Clava—married Shiff, Raizl Zigman Dov-Berish, Genendl—bom Zaifman Zigman Gusta—bom Laufer Zimmer Josef, Chana, Isaac, Abraham, David Zimmer Mendl, Rifka, Jacob-Asher, Baila ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 405 {y94}
    ... the like of which was unknown in human history. These select few realized that the sufferings of the Jews were completely unmerited and this fact increased their respect for them. Sophia Woychek who described the ,,action" in detail, is conscious of the terrible tragedy and is touched by it. No man capable of human feelings could remain indifferent to their bitter ... , led to the slaughter in the company of our parents, brothers and sisters. cording to the precepts of the Torah and doing evil to nobody... Now, at this dire moment, had he been able to speak to the Chief of the Gestapo, he would surely have convinced him, made him renounce his evil ways and become a human being. He would have shown him the ,,Service Cross", price of the leg he had forfeited ,,for the Kaiser and ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 426 {y94}
    ... ; distribution of inheritances; recognition of rights, especially those of invalids and orphans (all these were executed by the new regime). These reforms provided full employ-ment for a young lawyer, who had completed his military service by that time. The juristic work and Zionist and public acti-vities were the basic sources of the Seelenfreund family after world war I. One of his chief aims was a well organized Jewish community in his town. He also took an interest in the municipal administra-tion of the town. Until 1929 there was no electricity in town. At his initiative a contract with the Siemens company was signed, and in order to establish the electric net-work, a motor-generator was installed. He proposed the founding of a bus company to connect the town with Sanok ...
  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 480 {y94}
    ... and on guard marched together with us to the city of Rzeszow. There we were brought to a school courtyard and kept for twenty-four hours. Twice we received nourishment in the form of a bowl of soup from the German military kitchen. The Catholic nuns brought kettles of food for the Polish prisoners. The Jewish hostages from Kolbus-zowa refused to eat non-kosher food and literally starved. I owned a few "zloty" ( ... forced to leave be-hind the cannons, not having been able to hold out under the strong pressure of the German army. We also received a direct order from the Staff-General Mond, chief commander of the Silesia front. Rumors were circulating that General Mond had been captured by the Germans. After the liberation I found out that in spite of being Jewish (he converted) ...

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