Town overview

Modern town name: Bielsko Biała, Poland
Latitude and Longitude: 49.8254, 19.0508
49°49' N , 19°02' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Biała
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Judicial District: Biała
Jewish Kehilla (Community) District: Lipnik
Interwar (Polish) District: Biała
Interwar (Polish) Province: Kraków
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Silesian voivodeship (województwo śląskie)

Map of Bielsko Biała

Families from Bielsko Biała

There are 2 members of Gesher Galicia researching 3 surnames from Bielsko Biala:

Family name Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
EIDLER GG Member #1592 Basel, BS
Feb 21, 2010
ROSENMANN GG Member #63 Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 28, 1999

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Cadastral Maps and Landowner Records from Bielsko Biała

Gesher Galicia has not yet catalogued any records or maps for Bielsko Biala, but we will be expanding our cataloguing at Polish and Ukrainian archives throughout 2017 and beyond. Check back soon for updates.

Books about Bielsko Biała

Yizkor books for Bielsko Biała

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Bielsko Biała: "Chapters from the past" ("Bielitz-Biala pirkei avar") , published in 1973 in Israel.

The JewishGen website has an English translation of this book available online. You can read the original book online at the New York Public Library website, or you can find a copy in a library near you through the free library search website WorldCat.

There may also be other Yizkor books published that cover , or larger nearby towns, or the region in which it was located; check JewishGen's Yizkor Books database for the latest details.

About Yizkor books

A Yizkor book is a "book of remembrance" about a Jewish community that was destroyed in the Holocaust. Each book documents the town's history and usually gives a necrology (list of the murdered) at the back of the book. Most of the books were written by survivors from the town, or people from the town who had immigrated before the war, and were mostly published between 1945 and 1975, and usually written in Hebrew or Yiddish. Some large towns may have had more than one Yizkor book published at different times.

The non-profit Jewish genealogy organization JewishGen has a comprehensive online database of Yizkor books and the towns that they document. They also host English language translations of much of the content of the books, sponsored by the website's donors and volunteers.

Many of these books have been scanned and put online for free reading at the New York Public Library's Yizkor Book website. The Yiddish Book Center also offers reprints of Yizkor Books which you can buy on their website.


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