Town overview

Modern town name: Brzesko, Poland
Latitude and Longitude: 49.9680, 20.6070
49°58' N , 20°37' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Brzesko
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Judicial District: Brzesko
Jewish Kehilla (Community) District: Brzesko
Interwar (Polish) District: Brzesko
Interwar (Polish) Province: Kraków
Modern District (county or raion): Brzesko county (powiat brzeski)
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Małopolska voivodeship (województwo małopolskie)

Map of Brzesko

Families from Brzesko

There are 4 members of Gesher Galicia researching 4 surnames from Brzesko:

Here are the 3 most recent records.

Family name Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
MELINGER GG Member Minneapolis , Minnesota
United States
Aug 23, 2022
KOENIGSBUCH GG Member Jerusalem,
Jul 28, 2019
BLENIM GG Member Washington, DC
Apr 28, 2018

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Books about Brzesko

Yizkor books for Brzesko

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Brzesko: "Memorial book of Briegel-Brzesko and vicinity" ("Sefer yizkor shel kehilat Briegel-Brzesko ve-ha-seviva") , published in 1980 in Ramat-Gan, Israel.

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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