|Modern town name:||Lviv, Ukraine|
|Latitude and Longitude:||49.8447, 24.0281
49°50' N , 24°00' E
|Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District:||Lwów|
|Interwar (Polish) District:||Lwów|
|Interwar (Polish) Province:||Lwów|
Map of Lviv
Families from Lviv
There are 96 members of Gesher Galicia researching 212 surnames from Lviv:
Here are the 3 most recent records.
|Family name||Researcher||Researcher's Location||Date Added|
|SONNENSCHEIN||GG Member #5165||Newton, MA
|Dec 6, 2020|
|DORFMAN||GG Member #1313||Bridgewater, MA
|Dec 5, 2020|
Books about Lviv
Yizkor books for Lviv
There is at least one known Yizkor book about Lviv: "The last Jews of Lwow (Lemberg)" ("Anshei Lwow, kehilla shene-elma") , published in 1997 in Jerusalem.
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.