Records of the Sher family in the All Galicia Database

There are currently 1450 records for the surname Sher (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:

  • Moses SCHER
    death record from Stanisławów Jewish Deaths (1845-1863)
  • Moses SCHEER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Chaja SCHER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Chaja-Dwojra SCHER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Chawa SCHER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Cipla SCHER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Estera SCHER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Feiga SCHER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Fradel SCHER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)
  • Gitla SCHER, grandchild of , , ,
    Holocaust record from Lwów Ghetto Residents (1941-1943)

Search the All Galicia Database to see the full information available for all 1450 records. The AGD is updated with new records every few months, so check back often to see the latest results.

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There are 76 entries listed in the Gesher Galicia Family Finder for this surname.

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Family & Location Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
Nadvirna, Ukraine
GG Member Peoria, AZ
Dec 18, 2021
Chervonograd, Ukraine
GG Member Summit, NJ
May 20, 2020
Horodok, Ukraine
GG Member Rochester, NY
Apr 15, 2020

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

There are 192 search results for the surname Sher 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.

  • Kolbuszowa Yizkor Book (1971), image 825 {y239}
    ... most respected citizens of the ghetto to his office and told them that the tyrant Twardon demanded that they shave off their beards. Disobedience meant instant death. They were: my father Itsche Saleschutz; Yossef-Hayyim Anfang; Hersch Kleinman; Osher Dershowitz; Hendl Ginsberg; Moshe-Yossef Berle; Israel Hofferc; Yaakov Kirshenbaum; Hirch-Yaakov Silber; Moshe Fenichel; Kalman Birenbaum; Shulcm Sher; Kiva Schmidt; Kiva Auch- hisiger and Hersch Kinstlich. Shaving their beards was for these pious men a "taste of death itself". A few days later Paszek again had to inform them that Twardon demanded 5 kilo of gold. The Judenrat began to collect the gold. Quarrels erupted, for the few who had a little gold left were hoarding it for the worst emergency. When, however, only 3V2 kilo were collected ...
  • Biecz Yizkor Book (1959), image 284 {y69}
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  • Brzozow Yizkor Book (1984), image 539 {y94}
    ... would end well. They were encouraged in this hope by the fact that he was backed by Germany, a strong military and technological power. Right from the start the war caused great disap-pointment. The weakness of the Austrian army was revealed with the outbreak of hostilities. It was awkward and inefficient, made up of many nation-alities which were mutually hostile and kept together by sheer force. They had no motivation to fight. The Austrian command consisted of self-satisfied, compla-cent, privileged and highly connected officers whose sole military experience was that of marching in pa-rades on national holidays and the birthdays of the royal family. In the first skirmish they retreated before the attacking Russians. The Cossack battalions which broke quickly through the front ...
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 350 {y114}
    Mordechai Shor Shloime Wurcel Right after liberation Isak Jakubowicz Shortly after liberation THE GREAT SYNAGOGUE IN CHRZANOVtf THE GREAT SYNAGOGUE IN CHRZANOW 167
  • Chrzanow Yizkor Book (1989), image 385 {y114}
     Chrzanow We, the Jewish community center committee—consisting of Dr. Rieser, Dr. Cyfer, Boruch Kinreich, M. Shor, M. Rosner, Yachtsye Rosner, Miriam Friedlander and others whose names I do not recall—went to Henryk Lowenfeld and outlined our modest plan to him. He listened attentively to our ideas, and answered like a true philanthropist: "Certainly, I'm interested in the town's well being, especially because there is a contingent of fine, modern young people in town, who dress in modern clothing, in short jackets and without peyes. But why such a modest building? I'll build you at my own expense a huge building with a modern theater and ...

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