Tony Kahane <kahane@...>
The three rolls of microfilm for the town of Zbarazh, recently
copied by the LDS >from the Lviv archives in Ukraine, are now
available at the LDS Family History Centre in London (in Exhibition
Road, South Kensington), where they have been put on indefinite loan.
Three more films, covering Tarnopol, also ordered for indefinite
loan, should arrive at the London centre in the next few weeks.
The three films for Zbarazh are numbers 2405316, 2405317 and 2405318.
_Film 2405316_ starts with material >from other towns: >from Hrymaliv
[Grzymalow] (items 1-2); Husiatyn (item 3); Drohobycz (items 4-7,
whose contents were described in detail by Mark Jacobson, in his GG
SIG posting of 3 Jan 2006); and Zhovka [Nesterov] (item 8).
Item 9 consists of the death records for Zbarazh, >from 1805 to 1844.
Written in German, they include the date and house number, gender
and age at death, and in some cases a cause of death. For 1806,
there are 45 deaths listed, though the annual number increases over
Item 10 is births for Zbarazh, >from 1816 to 1830 -- again with date,
house number, father's name (and sometimes the mother's name),
child's name and gender. Fifty births are recorded for 1818.
Item 11 is a continuation of Item 10, with births >from 1831 to June
1838, and the listing of births continues on the next roll of film.
_Film 2405317_, item 1, continues where the previous film left off,
with births >from 1838 up to 1858.
Item 2 is deaths in Zbarazh >from 1844 to 1858.
Item 3 contains births in Zbarazh >from 1859 to 1876. In some cases,
especially for later years, there are annotations that have been
added later in the final column, giving the date of death of the
person. One entry for a birth in 1866 had the date of death in 1938
Items 4 to 17 list deaths in Zbarazh >from 1894 to 1907 inclusive,
with one item for each year. So item 4 is for 1895, item 5 for 1895,
and so on. There is then a gap of four years, and item 18 covers
deaths in 1912, item 19 covers 1913, and item 20 is for 1914, with
the last entry being on 14 Oct 1914. The language used for these
records is Polish.
_Film 2405318_ continues, in Polish, with deaths >from Zbarazh, up to
1942. The cause of death or illness is generally given, and so is
the name of the doctor attending.
Item 1 continues with deaths in 1914, up to the end of August 1915.
Item 2 continues >from Sept 1915 to the end of 1921. Item 3: 1922 to
Oct 1926. Item 4: Oct 1926 to end 1929. Item 5: 1930 to 1933. Item 6:
1934 to 1937. Item 7: 1938 to 1942.
The Nazis occupied Zbarazh at the end of June 1941. >from 30 June
1941, the language of the records changes to German, no doctors'
names are included, the cause of death is rarely given, and the
street names have changed. There is also a sudden sharp increase in
the town's death rate. Some 70 deaths are listed for 1941 and 84 for
1942, until the records stop, though these must have been just a
fraction of all deaths at the time in the Jewish community. For 5
July 1941, the day after the first 'action' in the town, three
members of the same family, aged 43, 12 and 69 years, are recorded
as having died. No mention is made, presumably because of lack of
space, of those who may have died on forced marches outside the town,
or of the 70 professionals and intellectuals >from Zbarazh taken on 6
September 1941 to the Lubjanky forest and shot.
At the end of item 7 there are a number of small slips of paper
called death certificates ('karta zgonu') relating to some of the
people already listed in the death register for 1941-42, though
there is little in the way of new information on them, beyond what
was already given in the register.
The film ends (items 8 to 17) with an assortment of records >from
other towns: Zboriv, Zolochiv, Hlyniany, Bilyi Kanin and Kozliv.
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