From the archives of The Galitzianer

Published since 1993, The Galitzianer is the quarterly newsletter of Gesher Galicia. A selection of articles from recent issues have been put online, and more pieces will be added to this website in the near future. Articles may also be browsed by issue number or by article type. Members of Gesher Galicia can download full PDF's of past issues, and can opt to receive their subscription to the The Galitzianer in either digital or paper format.

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Town Research: Rohatyn

The Rohatyn Shtetl Research Group has posted an interactive 1846 cadastral map of Rohatyn with house numbers, Jewish buildings, and community structures at http://www.rsrg.org/rohatyn/map/hnl/zzz_rhlz7.html.

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Town Research: Jodłowa

by Russ Maurer

Clean-up and restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Jodłowa (Podkarpackie province of Poland, between Tarnów and Jasło) has begun, under the direction of the Foundation FPKT and with the participation of the Jodłowa civil authorities. In August 2012, it appeared that half or more of the cemetery had been cleared of weeds, leaves, and other debris, exposing 100 or so matzevot, many substantially intact. Inscriptions that could be seen were generally in quite good condition.

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Growing Up in Podwoloczyska

by Dr. Morris Goldring

Dr. Goldring was a very successful physician and saw himself as an example of the American dream come true. His parents had the goal that all of their six children should succeed in the new land. The oldest son became a successful musician following in the footsteps of his father. The author became a medical doctor in New York City. His younger brother became a successful dentist and the three sisters married and raised families. They all were proud of their heritage and of being Americans. They felt humbled by the opportunity this country provided. The author wrote the book during his later years in the hope that his grandchildren would appreciate and understand their roots and the opportunities this country gave them.

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Impressions of Ukrainian Galicia Today

by Charles Rapoport, Jeannette Rapoport-Hubschman, and Paulette Schubert; Translated by Paulette Schubert

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In July 2008, a group of nineteen French Jews took a tour to Eastern Galicia and Bukovina, provided by a Jewish cultural organization, Valiske, and directed by an outstanding guide, Andre Kosmicki. We, part of that group, were in search of our roots, looking for the traces of our parents’ stories about the region and for tombstones of relatives. Having read Father Patrick Desbois’s reports on mass executions in Ukraine – Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews – we thought we knew what to expect.

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Establishing and Authenticating the Exact Date of Birth in the Absence of a Birth Certificate

by Dr. Morton R. Lang

My mother had no birth certificate, which in Tsarist Russia was not necessary, particularly for girls. To complicate matters, my mother’s marriage certificate lists her date of birth as 1901 and her Polish passport as 1902. Neither shows a day or month of birth. The lawyers we saw refused to touch this case and those who showed the slightest interest indicated that it could prove costly without any promise of success. I therefore decided to give it a try on my own, based on stories my mother had told me over the years about her life in Satanov in Tsarist Russia.

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Table of Contents: Volume 16, Number 4 (August, 2009)

GG Matters Research Corner Gesher Galicia – Cadastral Project Results (2009) IAJS Conference 2009 – Gesher Galicia SIG Meeting Handout From the Editor’s Desk An Appreciation Thanks to Our Donors Gesher Galicia Steering Committee Key Staff Volunteers Town Update Kolomyya Feature Articles Holding a Shadow Growing Up in Podwoloczyska Impressions of Ukrainian Galicia Today Establishing […]

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Table of Contents: Volume 19, Number 3 (September, 2012)

GG Matters Research Corner Gesher Galicia Board of Directors Key Staff Volunteers Town Research Jodłowa Rohatyn Żurów Feature Articles The Holocaust in Stanisławów The Krosno Airfield Jewish Community Life in Brody Hunting a Dead Nazi A Teacher Returning: Bronia Horn [level-gesher-galicia-member][/level-gesher-galicia-member] [not-level-gesher-galicia-member][/not-level-gesher-galicia-member]

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Table of Contents: Volume 7, Number 3 (Spring, 2000)

GG Matters Coordinator’s Corner Steering Committee Update: Urgent need for Newsletter Team for the Galitzianer JewishGen Update Research Grants for Member Projects Gesher Galicia Member Grant Request Form Gesher Galicia Projects Jewishgen-erosity Page Membership Mission of Inquiry Book, Galicia Chapter Available Galicia SIG Discussion Group Gesher Galicia – New Members and their Research Interests Town […]

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Table of Contents: Volume 7, Number 2 (Winter, 2000)

Editor’s Note Coordinator’s Corner Town Updates Lviv Przemysl Suchostav Tidbits 20th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Salt Lake City Necrology from Lezajsk Yizkor Book Index to Pruchnik Births 1834-1870 Letters Compliments on Fall Issue Steering Committee Update

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Table of Contents: Volume 7, Number 1 (Fall, 1999)

Editor’s Note Coordinator’s Corner Town Updates Przemysl Rzeszow Tidbits Gesher Galicia Highlights 1999 SIG Meeting in NYC Necrology from Lezajsk Yizkor Book Index to Pruchnik Births More Brief Galicia History New York Historical Free Burial Area Gesher Galicia Membership Survey Results American Jewish Memory – Galitzianer Style Letters Compliments on Spring/Summer Issue Book of Doctors […]

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Table of Contents: Volume 6, Number 3 & 4 (Spring/Summer, 1999)

Editor’s Note Coordinator’s Corner Town Updates Kolbuszowa Kozlow Krakow Lwow/Lviv Pilzno Przemysl Rzeszow Suchostaw Region Ulanow Zborow Gesher Galicia at the 19th Annual Summer Seminar in New York Summer Seminar Talk on Jewish Life in Galicia 1891 Galician Business Directory Online American Association for Polish Jewish Studies Slownik Geograficzny U.S. City Directories Online Manekin Lecture […]

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Table of Contents: Volume 6, Number 2 (Winter, 1999)

Editor’s Note Coordinator’s Corner Town Updates Delyatin Gorlice Kolbuszowa Kozlow Przemysl Rzeszow Tarnow “Return to My Shtetl Delatyn” Video Galicia Discussion Group Online! Yizkor Book Update GG Web Site Launched Krakow During the Holocaust: A Bibliography My Krakow Family My Trip to Krakow Krakow Jewish Records — Additional Sources Krakow Records Online Krakow and Lvov […]

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Table of Contents: Volume 6, Number 1 (Fall, 1998)

From the Editor Form the Link to Your Shtetl Town Research Updates Bobrka Rzeszow Przemysl Extractors Needed For LDS Films Name Index – Man and G-d in Two Worlds Brody Records at YIVO Yizkor Book Update Podhajce Yizkor Book Available 1939 Biecz Residents Listed Town historian for Chrzanow and Brzesko Create a Web Page with […]

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Table of Contents: Volume 5, Number 4 (Summer, 1998)

Report on the Los Angeles Seminar Book Review: Finding Your Jewish Roots in Galicia, reviewed by Barbara Khait Highlights of the SIG Meeting Be a town Historian Przemsyl Group Update JewishGen Family Finder – Connections Burstyner Cemetery List – Riverside Cemetery, Saddlebrook, NJ Jewish Cemetery in Lezajsk Jewish Taxpayers in Nadworna – 1932 Delyatin and […]

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Table of Contents: Volume 5, Number 3 (Spring, 1998)

Two Gesher Galicia Events Scheduled for the LA Seminar Suzan Wynne to Speak Treasure Found in Stanislau Rebbe’s Home Krakow Shtetl Co-Op Initiative– Now Online Search for New Editor or Editorial Team Book on Bolekhov Jewish Community Early Deadline for July Galitzianer Przemysl Networking “Finding Your Roots in Galicia: A Resource Guide” to be available […]

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Gesher Galicia is a non-profit organization carrying out Jewish genealogical and historical research on Galicia, formerly a province of Austria-Hungary and today divided between southeastern Poland and western Ukraine. The research work includes the indexing of archival vital records and census books, Holocaust-period records, Josephine and Franciscan cadastral surveys, lists of Jewish taxpayers, and records of Galician medical students and doctors - all added to our searchable online database. In addition, we reproduce regional and cadastral maps for our online Map Room. We conduct educational research and publish a quarterly research journal, the Galitzianer. Gesher Galicia is also organized for the purpose of maintaining networking and online discussion groups and to promote and support Jewish heritage preservation work in the areas of the former Galicia.

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