The December Issue of the Galitzianer

Gesher Galicia SIG

We are delighted to announce the release of the December 2019 issue of the Galitzianer, the quarterly research journal of Gesher Galicia.

Spanning centuries, this issue is a smorgasbord of history, politics, and family narratives--and it raises a host of interesting questions. How will a new Polish regulation complicating access to records impact Jewish genealogical research? What can we learn about the Jewish community in Galicia from the first Galician census? How did universal male suffrage impact Jewish political representation during the Habsburg Monarchy? How do you uncover your family’s past when the surviving relative doesn't want to talk about it? What should you consider before interviewing a Holocaust survivor?

The December issue of the journal raises these and other questions through the following articles:
  • "Research Corner: Successes and Hurdles" by Mark Jacobson
  • "The First Habsburg Census" by Andrew Zalewski
  • "Jewish Deputies from Galicia" by Börries Kuzmany
  • "Looking for My Parents" by Reuven Liebes
  • "My Grandmother’s Kitchen” by Peter Bein
  •  “Map Corner: 1850 Cadastral Map of Gorlice” by Jay Osborn
  •  “A Day with Murray” by Barbara Krasner
  •  “Membership News” by Shelley Kellerman Pollero
The Galitzianer is a membership benefit of Gesher Galicia, though anyone is invited to submit articles on Galicia-related themes. For membership information, visit our website at For details on submitting an article, review our submissions policy at, or contact me at submissions@....

Jodi G. Benjamin
Editor, The Galitzianer
Gesher Galicia

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