Town overview

Modern town name: Krakow, Poland
Latitude and Longitude: 50.061947, 19.936856
Modern Province (voivodeship or oblast): Lesser Poland voivodeship

Map of Krakow

Families from Krakow

There are 41 members of Gesher Galicia researching 122 surnames from Krakow:

Here are the 3 most recent records.

Family name Researcher Researcher's Location Date Added
Jan 22, 2022
ZELLNER GG Member Haifa,
Mar 4, 2021
ROHSSLER GG Member Minneapolis, MN
Jan 27, 2021

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Towns & Cities: Kraków

also known as Krakau, Kroke, Cracow, Cracovie, Cracovia, Krakov, Krakiv, Krakkó, Krakova, Krako, Krakoy, Krakuv

Town overview

Modern town name: Kraków, Poland
Latitude and Longitude: 50.0601, 19.9326
50°05' N , 19°55' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Kraków
Interwar (Polish) District: Kraków
Interwar (Polish) Province: Kraków

Map of Kraków

Families from Kraków

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Books about Kraków

Yizkor books for Kraków

There is at least one known Yizkor book about Kraków: "Memorial book of Kracow, mother and town in Israel" ("Sefer Kroke, ir va-em be-yisrael") , published in 1959 in Jerusalem.

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.


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.

You can search our free All Galicia Database, Map Room, and archival inventories, and read about member benefits starting at $50 per year. You can also join online.

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