|Modern town name:||Leżajsk, Poland|
|Latitude and Longitude:||50.2666, 22.4113
50°16' N , 22°25' E
|Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:||Łańcut|
|Interwar (Polish) District:||Łańcut|
|Interwar (Polish) Province:||Lwów|
Map of Leżajsk
Families from Leżajsk
There are 11 members of Gesher Galicia researching 24 surnames from Lezajsk:
Here are the 3 most recent records.
|Family name||Researcher||Researcher's Location||Date Added|
|KESTENBAUM||GG Member||Santa Barbara, CA
|Jan 27, 2021|
|HEUBERG||GG Member||Apeldoorn, Gld
|Apr 22, 2020|
|BOHRER||GG Member||Northport, NY
|Mar 26, 2020|
Books about Leżajsk
Yizkor books for Leżajsk
There is at least one known Yizkor book about Leżajsk: "Memorial book of the martyrs of Lezajsk who perished in the Holocaust" ("Lizhensk; sefer zikaron le-kedoshei Lizhensk she-nispu be-shoat ha-natsim") , published in 1970 in Tel Aviv.
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.