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My family is jewish ? #general

Dan Cohen <dcohen@...>
 

Hello,

I research if my familly is Jewish or not ? That is my history with
all names.

Last Week, I left in Israel for research more informations about my
great great grandmother ( about Mazur ), and i found that the name
MAZUR exists in Israel ( for examples : Eliayu Mazur, Moran Mazur,
Veronica Mazur, David Mazur...), and they are jewish.

But now, i make more research, and i found my great grand father who
call Sander PULLMAN born in Slovakia in the 1900's and my great
grandmother who call Josephin SZKLENAR born in Slovakia in the 1900's
too.

My great grandfather was in the concentration camps of Compiegne and
Cherbourg in France in 1944. Afterwards, he survived the death camps
and returned to live in Slovakia.

I know that every year my grand mother Josephin SZKLENAR pilgrim
someone in a Jewish cemetery in Bratislava but I was unfortunately not
the name of this person.

So I think it's either Josephin PULLMAN or Sander PULLMAN, or maybe
one of these brothers and sisters.

Could you check if you have buried in your cemetery in Bratislava:

- Sander PULLMAN
- Josephin PULLMAN

- or if you have people with the name PULLMAN who are buried in your
cemetery (may be his brothers or sisters)

I need to know if the name of MAZUR or SZKLENAR is Jewish or not ?

This story is very complicated for me, it's been months that I am on
the subject. I do not lose hope, and I really count on you to help me
find traces of my grandparents. I really need your help!!!

Thank you in advance.

Dan Cohen


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My family is jewish ? #general

Dan Cohen <dcohen@...>
 

Hello,

I research if my familly is Jewish or not ? That is my history with
all names.

Last Week, I left in Israel for research more informations about my
great great grandmother ( about Mazur ), and i found that the name
MAZUR exists in Israel ( for examples : Eliayu Mazur, Moran Mazur,
Veronica Mazur, David Mazur...), and they are jewish.

But now, i make more research, and i found my great grand father who
call Sander PULLMAN born in Slovakia in the 1900's and my great
grandmother who call Josephin SZKLENAR born in Slovakia in the 1900's
too.

My great grandfather was in the concentration camps of Compiegne and
Cherbourg in France in 1944. Afterwards, he survived the death camps
and returned to live in Slovakia.

I know that every year my grand mother Josephin SZKLENAR pilgrim
someone in a Jewish cemetery in Bratislava but I was unfortunately not
the name of this person.

So I think it's either Josephin PULLMAN or Sander PULLMAN, or maybe
one of these brothers and sisters.

Could you check if you have buried in your cemetery in Bratislava:

- Sander PULLMAN
- Josephin PULLMAN

- or if you have people with the name PULLMAN who are buried in your
cemetery (may be his brothers or sisters)

I need to know if the name of MAZUR or SZKLENAR is Jewish or not ?

This story is very complicated for me, it's been months that I am on
the subject. I do not lose hope, and I really count on you to help me
find traces of my grandparents. I really need your help!!!

Thank you in advance.

Dan Cohen


B.Franklin HS yearbook #general

Natalie Tannenbaum
 

I have a copy of the Benjamin Franklin HS yearbook, Vol 1 Number 1
dated Jan. 1937. The school was located at 309 East 108th St.,  New
York City. If anyone out there would like to have it please contact
me.

Natalie Tannenbaum,
Brooklyn, NY


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen B.Franklin HS yearbook #general

Natalie Tannenbaum
 

I have a copy of the Benjamin Franklin HS yearbook, Vol 1 Number 1
dated Jan. 1937. The school was located at 309 East 108th St.,  New
York City. If anyone out there would like to have it please contact
me.

Natalie Tannenbaum,
Brooklyn, NY


Video: "I Remember Jewish Drohobycz" on the Gesher Galicia website #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has uploaded a new short video to our site:

"I Remember Jewish Drohobycz" with David EINSIEDLER

http://www.geshergalicia.org/videos/remember-jewish-drohobycz-david-einsiedler/
[http://tinyurl.com/nd8p27s - MODERATOR]

In this portrait of the vanished world of Eastern European Jewry, the
late David Einsiedler, born in Drohobycz in 1919, recounts the heart
and soul of shtetl life between the two World Wars. Through personal
reminiscences he leads us through the streets and into the homes and
schools of his Galician town. David describes moving to Lvov, then to
the university in Pisa, Italy, and on to America in the late 1930s as
the threat of war looms over his beloved home and the lives of his
loved ones.

David attended the King Wladyslaw Jagiello Gymnasium in Drohobycz. The
artist, poet and author, Bruno SCHULZ (1892-1942), was one of his
teachers. The video page also has photos of David's family, the 1934
school photo of his gymnasium classmates (and another photo with
hand-written names) as well as a pencil drawing Schulz made of David's
fiance, Stella BATISCHAN. There is also a link to an article by
David that more fully describes life in Galicia.

This video was shot in 2005 and shown at the Las Vegas IAJGS
conference, but it has never been online until now. Many genealogists
were the beneficiaries of David's research talents over the years when
communication was only done by phone calls and snail mail. His memory
is a blessing to all of us.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
www.geshergalicia.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Video: "I Remember Jewish Drohobycz" on the Gesher Galicia website #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has uploaded a new short video to our site:

"I Remember Jewish Drohobycz" with David EINSIEDLER

http://www.geshergalicia.org/videos/remember-jewish-drohobycz-david-einsiedler/
[http://tinyurl.com/nd8p27s - MODERATOR]

In this portrait of the vanished world of Eastern European Jewry, the
late David Einsiedler, born in Drohobycz in 1919, recounts the heart
and soul of shtetl life between the two World Wars. Through personal
reminiscences he leads us through the streets and into the homes and
schools of his Galician town. David describes moving to Lvov, then to
the university in Pisa, Italy, and on to America in the late 1930s as
the threat of war looms over his beloved home and the lives of his
loved ones.

David attended the King Wladyslaw Jagiello Gymnasium in Drohobycz. The
artist, poet and author, Bruno SCHULZ (1892-1942), was one of his
teachers. The video page also has photos of David's family, the 1934
school photo of his gymnasium classmates (and another photo with
hand-written names) as well as a pencil drawing Schulz made of David's
fiance, Stella BATISCHAN. There is also a link to an article by
David that more fully describes life in Galicia.

This video was shot in 2005 and shown at the Las Vegas IAJGS
conference, but it has never been online until now. Many genealogists
were the beneficiaries of David's research talents over the years when
communication was only done by phone calls and snail mail. His memory
is a blessing to all of us.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
www.geshergalicia.org


Reich Law Gazette #germany

Peter Straus
 

GerSIGgers:

As many of you know, beginning in 1933 the Reich Law Gazette
("Reichsgesetzblatt") published names of Jews and others whose German
citizenship was being revoked. Does anyone know if these lists of names,
or an index to them, are readily available anywhere and particularly in
searchable, digital form?

Peter Straus, San Francisco pstrausSF@...

Moderator note: Please reply on list to this question of general
interest. Citations of web pages on the topic of the Reich Laws
will be appreciated.


German SIG #Germany Reich Law Gazette #germany

Peter Straus
 

GerSIGgers:

As many of you know, beginning in 1933 the Reich Law Gazette
("Reichsgesetzblatt") published names of Jews and others whose German
citizenship was being revoked. Does anyone know if these lists of names,
or an index to them, are readily available anywhere and particularly in
searchable, digital form?

Peter Straus, San Francisco pstrausSF@...

Moderator note: Please reply on list to this question of general
interest. Citations of web pages on the topic of the Reich Laws
will be appreciated.


Video: "I Remember Jewish Drohobycz" on the Gesher Galicia website #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has uploaded a new short video to our site:

"I Remember Jewish Drohobycz" with David Einsiedler

< http://www.geshergalicia.org/videos/remember-jewish-drohobycz-david-einsiedler/ >

In this portrait of the vanished world of Eastern European Jewry, the
late David Einsiedler, born in Drohobycz in 1919, recounts the heart
and soul of shtetl life between the two World Wars. Through personal
reminiscences he leads us through the streets and into the homes
and schools of his Galician town. David describes moving to Lvov,
then to the university in Pisa, Italy, and on to America in the late
1930s as the threat of war looms over his beloved home and the
lives of his loved ones.

David attended the King Wladyslaw Jagiello Gymnasium in Drohobycz.
The artist, poet and author Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) was one of his
teachers. The video page also has photos of David's family, the 1934
school photo of his gymnasium classmates (and another photo with
handwritten names) as well as a pencil drawing Schulz made of David's
fiance, Stella Batischan. There is also a link to an article by David that
more fully describes life in Galicia.

This video was shot in 2005 and shown at the Las Vegas IAJGS
conference, but it has never been online until now. Many genealogists
were the beneficiaries of David's research talents over the years when
communication was only done by phone calls and snail mail. His
memory is a blessing to all of us.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
www.geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Video: "I Remember Jewish Drohobycz" on the Gesher Galicia website #galicia

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia has uploaded a new short video to our site:

"I Remember Jewish Drohobycz" with David Einsiedler

< http://www.geshergalicia.org/videos/remember-jewish-drohobycz-david-einsiedler/ >

In this portrait of the vanished world of Eastern European Jewry, the
late David Einsiedler, born in Drohobycz in 1919, recounts the heart
and soul of shtetl life between the two World Wars. Through personal
reminiscences he leads us through the streets and into the homes
and schools of his Galician town. David describes moving to Lvov,
then to the university in Pisa, Italy, and on to America in the late
1930s as the threat of war looms over his beloved home and the
lives of his loved ones.

David attended the King Wladyslaw Jagiello Gymnasium in Drohobycz.
The artist, poet and author Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) was one of his
teachers. The video page also has photos of David's family, the 1934
school photo of his gymnasium classmates (and another photo with
handwritten names) as well as a pencil drawing Schulz made of David's
fiance, Stella Batischan. There is also a link to an article by David that
more fully describes life in Galicia.

This video was shot in 2005 and shown at the Las Vegas IAJGS
conference, but it has never been online until now. Many genealogists
were the beneficiaries of David's research talents over the years when
communication was only done by phone calls and snail mail. His
memory is a blessing to all of us.

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
www.geshergalicia.org


Re: Yiddish or Hebrew? #general

Sharon Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

Although I have tried to thank all of them individually, I would like to
publicly thank all the people who reached out to help with my question about
my ancestor (actually, my great-grandfather) with multiple names: Beni,
Bendet, Berel, and Benjamin. I appreciate the emails >from David, Chuck,
Sally, Irene, Janette, Yehudh, and Rashi, and I hope I haven't omitted
anyone.

I am still puzzled by the situation. According to the records at Mt. Zion
Cemetery, where three of his children were buried, Beni is listed as the
father's Hebrew name for one and Bendet for two. Beni is apparently a
nickname and not a Hebrew name, and I have been told by members of this
group that Bendet wasn't really Hebrew but was related to the Latin Benedict
and Hebrew Baruch.

This raises further questions regarding the naming of Bendet's grandson, my
father. Why would the name Benjamin have been forbidden, so that his
parents quickly changed it after initially giving him that name? Was there
an Ashkenazic or Litvak prohibition against giving a child a name similar to
that of a living ancestor, even though it was not really the same name?
Could the Hebrew name actually have been Benyamin, even though it was not a
direct translation of Bendet? My children have Hebrew and American names
that do not correspond, but I can't assume that would have been the case
with immigrants more than a hundred years ago.

Thanks again for your thoughts.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Yiddish or Hebrew? #general

Sharon Korn <s.r.korn@...>
 

Although I have tried to thank all of them individually, I would like to
publicly thank all the people who reached out to help with my question about
my ancestor (actually, my great-grandfather) with multiple names: Beni,
Bendet, Berel, and Benjamin. I appreciate the emails >from David, Chuck,
Sally, Irene, Janette, Yehudh, and Rashi, and I hope I haven't omitted
anyone.

I am still puzzled by the situation. According to the records at Mt. Zion
Cemetery, where three of his children were buried, Beni is listed as the
father's Hebrew name for one and Bendet for two. Beni is apparently a
nickname and not a Hebrew name, and I have been told by members of this
group that Bendet wasn't really Hebrew but was related to the Latin Benedict
and Hebrew Baruch.

This raises further questions regarding the naming of Bendet's grandson, my
father. Why would the name Benjamin have been forbidden, so that his
parents quickly changed it after initially giving him that name? Was there
an Ashkenazic or Litvak prohibition against giving a child a name similar to
that of a living ancestor, even though it was not really the same name?
Could the Hebrew name actually have been Benyamin, even though it was not a
direct translation of Bendet? My children have Hebrew and American names
that do not correspond, but I can't assume that would have been the case
with immigrants more than a hundred years ago.

Thanks again for your thoughts.

Sharon Korn
San Diego, CA


Ancestor risen from the dead? #poland

Adam Goodheart
 

One of my ancestral families is WAYSMAN (also sometimes WAJSMAN or
WAYS), which I've traced to the tiny farming village of Chutcze
(halfway between Wlodawa and Chelm) in the early 19th century. This
was a remarkable family, because, if the documents can be believed,
one of its members apparently came back >from the dead:

August 14, 1833: Chelm birth records note the birth of Moszko Waysman
(and his twin sister, Gitla) in the village of Chutcze, the son of
Zysia Waysman, tenant farmer, age 49, and his wife, Fayga, age 40.

August 23, 1833: Chelm death records note the death of Moszko Waysman,
age 9 days, in the village of Chutcze, son of Zysia Waysman, tenant
farmer, and his wife, Feyga.

August 21, 1851: Wlodawa marriage records note the wedding of Moszko
Wajsman, age 18 years, born in the village of Chutcze in the Chelm
district, son of Zusia Wajsman, cattle farmer, and his wife, Feyga, to
Resla Orenszteyn, age 19.

Maybe the true story can never be known, but I'd be interested in any
suggestions. The village of Chutcze was so small that it's pretty much
impossible there were two different families with the same names. And
of course the bridegroom's age matches up exactly to the original
"dead" Moszko.

My first thought was that maybe the Waysmans had a subsequent son they
named Moszko (and later lost track of his age), but wasn't this
against traditional Jewish practice?

Adam Goodheart
Washington, D.C.


JRI Poland #Poland Ancestor risen from the dead? #poland

Adam Goodheart
 

One of my ancestral families is WAYSMAN (also sometimes WAJSMAN or
WAYS), which I've traced to the tiny farming village of Chutcze
(halfway between Wlodawa and Chelm) in the early 19th century. This
was a remarkable family, because, if the documents can be believed,
one of its members apparently came back >from the dead:

August 14, 1833: Chelm birth records note the birth of Moszko Waysman
(and his twin sister, Gitla) in the village of Chutcze, the son of
Zysia Waysman, tenant farmer, age 49, and his wife, Fayga, age 40.

August 23, 1833: Chelm death records note the death of Moszko Waysman,
age 9 days, in the village of Chutcze, son of Zysia Waysman, tenant
farmer, and his wife, Feyga.

August 21, 1851: Wlodawa marriage records note the wedding of Moszko
Wajsman, age 18 years, born in the village of Chutcze in the Chelm
district, son of Zusia Wajsman, cattle farmer, and his wife, Feyga, to
Resla Orenszteyn, age 19.

Maybe the true story can never be known, but I'd be interested in any
suggestions. The village of Chutcze was so small that it's pretty much
impossible there were two different families with the same names. And
of course the bridegroom's age matches up exactly to the original
"dead" Moszko.

My first thought was that maybe the Waysmans had a subsequent son they
named Moszko (and later lost track of his age), but wasn't this
against traditional Jewish practice?

Adam Goodheart
Washington, D.C.


Re: Lemberg/Lwow/Lviv 1849/1853 Cadastral Map on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #galicia

Igor Holyboroda
 

Some remark:

1. At present Lviv citadel is not a ruin but in a respectively good
condition, only one smaller tower was ruined. In the other Maximilian
towers there are hotel and stocks of Lviv sci library (Stefanyk
library); one tower was restored but at the moment is not in use. In
the central fortified barracks there is a bank.

2. For sure the citadel may have not been shown on the map for the
security reasons. At the same time the map was created in 1849. At
that time the construction of citadel was only planned (after the
"Spring of Nations" rebellion) or it was just started. So probably
there was only the construction cite at that place.

Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv-Lwow-Lemberg

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...> wrote (17 Jul 2014):
"- the Citadelle, today an archive and prominent military ruin above the
city on a hill SSW of the town center, curiously blank of buildings and
roads on the map; perhaps it was mapped on a separate sheet now lost,
or perhaps it was blank for reasons of military security."


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Lemberg/Lwow/Lviv 1849/1853 Cadastral Map on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #general

Igor Holyboroda
 

Some remark:

1. At present Lviv citadel is not a ruin but in a respectively good
condition, only one smaller tower was ruined. In the other Maximilian
towers there are hotel and stocks of Lviv sci library (Stefanyk
library); one tower was restored but at the moment is not in use. In
the central fortified barracks there is a bank.

2. For sure the citadel may have not been shown on the map for the
security reasons. At the same time the map was created in 1849. At
that time the construction of citadel was only planned (after the
"Spring of Nations" rebellion) or it was just started. So probably
there was only the construction cite at that place.

Igor Holyboroda,
Lviv-Lwow-Lemberg

Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...> wrote (17 Jul 2014):
"- the Citadelle, today an archive and prominent military ruin above the
city on a hill SSW of the town center, curiously blank of buildings and
roads on the map; perhaps it was mapped on a separate sheet now lost,
or perhaps it was blank for reasons of military security."


, Glubokoye, Golubicy, Leonpol, Druya, Disna, Bildziugi, Plisa, Postovy, Sharkovshina, Luzhek and Kozyany #belarus

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Researchers,
If you are researching in the Disna area of Lithuania - especially in the
villages of :Germanovici, Glubokoye, Golubicy, Leonpol, Druya, Disna,
Bildziugi, Plisa, Postovy, Sharkovshina, Luzhek and Kozyany we are
attempting to translate and transcribe the remaining files.
These files include the following :
1834 Revision and Additional Revision List for Disna
1834 Revision List for Postavy
1834 Revision Lists for Plisa
1844 and 1845 Additional Revision Lists for the Disna District.
1846, 1847 and 1848 Disna District Revision Lists - these lists should
contain material on the small settlements in this area These represent the
last remaining un-transcribed material for this area.
So if you would like more information on this project or require any other
information about the Disna Research Group please let me know.
With kindest regards,
Ralph Salinger
Coordinator for Disna District Research Group


Belarus SIG #Belarus , Glubokoye, Golubicy, Leonpol, Druya, Disna, Bildziugi, Plisa, Postovy, Sharkovshina, Luzhek and Kozyany #belarus

ralph <Salinger@...>
 

Dear Researchers,
If you are researching in the Disna area of Lithuania - especially in the
villages of :Germanovici, Glubokoye, Golubicy, Leonpol, Druya, Disna,
Bildziugi, Plisa, Postovy, Sharkovshina, Luzhek and Kozyany we are
attempting to translate and transcribe the remaining files.
These files include the following :
1834 Revision and Additional Revision List for Disna
1834 Revision List for Postavy
1834 Revision Lists for Plisa
1844 and 1845 Additional Revision Lists for the Disna District.
1846, 1847 and 1848 Disna District Revision Lists - these lists should
contain material on the small settlements in this area These represent the
last remaining un-transcribed material for this area.
So if you would like more information on this project or require any other
information about the Disna Research Group please let me know.
With kindest regards,
Ralph Salinger
Coordinator for Disna District Research Group


Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov 1849/1853 Cadastral Map on the Gesher Galicia Map Room #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the first cadastral map of
Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov to be posted in our Cadastral Map Room:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/lviv-lwow-lemberg-1853/

A complete cadastral map of the city of Lemberg surveyed 1849 and
lithographed in 1853. A very clear and beautiful full-color cadastral
map, showing this gem of the Austrian Empire already developed with
many of the streets and significant buildings still visible today. The
city center is ringed by numbered quarters and well-built named
neighborhoods, including at least three known Jewish districts. All
buildings and land parcels are numbered. Labeled on the map are two
synagogues and almost two dozen churches and monasteries, major Jewish
and Christian cemeteries, military and other imperial facilities,
theaters, parks, schools, and more, with many named streets and
squares.

Researchers and historians might want to take note of the following
observations which compare old Lemberg to present-day Lviv, provided
by GG map room coordinator, Jay Osborn:

- the Rathaus (city hall, still in use), listed as building #1, in the
Ring Platz (today's market square or rynek)

- the river Pelterv (Poltva), still running through the city today but
completely covered since the early 20th century

- the Israeliten Spital (Jewish hospital, also known as the Rappaport
hospital today) #2125, WNW of the town center

- the large old Jewish cemetery #5106 just behind the Jewish hospital
(today a large open market)

- the synagogue #2633, beside the fish market; destroyed in WWII, it
is memorialized in today's Staryi Rynok (Old Market Square)

- the Golden Rose synagogue probably #259 but unlabeled, just ESE of
the rynek; destroyed in WWII but surviving today as a ruin

- the adjacent synagogue #367, today an empty square behind the armory building

- Judenplatz (Jewish Square), Judengasse (Jewish Street) and
Wechslergasse (Moneychanger Street), all southeast of the rynok around
the synagogue above

- the Ossolinski Library (Ossolineum) #520 southwest of the town
center, today the Stefanyk Library

- the Map Archive (!) #80 (no longer extant), just west of the rynek
(market square)

- the Citadelle, today an archive and prominent military ruin above
the city on a hill SSW of the town center, curiously blank of
buildings and roads on the map; perhaps it was mapped on a separate
sheet now lost, or perhaps it was blank for reasons of military
security.

- buildings are block-numbered in the city center, making it easy to
associate neighboring residences and offices; this suggests a
re-numbering of the city properties not long before this map was made

- Serbengasse (Serbian Street) in the city center was renamed after
1853 for the 16th-century Moscow/Lwow printer Ivan Federov; oddly, the
adjacent former Blechergasse (Tinsmith Street, also a Germanic family
name) is now named Serbska

- separate large facilities for care of the deaf and the blind were
located east of the city center, near the military hospital and a
German hospital

- a very large brewery is shown near the northeast edge of the map; a
smaller one is shown near the southeast edge

- there are statues drawn on the map in some of the downtown squares!

Thanks to Jay Osborn for stitching together this map and Natalie Dunai
for sourcing it.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org
www.geshergalicia.org


Lemberg/Lwow cad map online #austria-czech

Pamela Weisberger
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the first cadastral map of
Lemberg/Lwow/Lvov to be posted in our Cadastral Map Room:

http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/lviv-lwow-lemberg-1853/

A complete cadastral map of the city of Lemberg surveyed 1849 and
lithographed in 1853. A very clear and beautiful full-color cadastral
map, showing this gem of the Austrian Empire already developed with
many of the streets and significant buildings still visible today. The
city center is ringed by numbered quarters and well-built named
neighborhoods, including at least three known Jewish districts. All
buildings and land parcels are numbered. Labeled on the map are two
synagogues and almost two dozen churches and monasteries, major Jewish
and Christian cemeteries, military and other imperial facilities,
theaters, parks, schools, and more, with many named streets and
squares.

Researchers and historians might want to take note of the following
observations which compare old Lemberg to present-day Lviv, provided
by GG map room coordinator, Jay Osborn:

- the Rathaus (city hall, still in use), listed as building #1, in the
Ring Platz (today's market square or rynek)

- the river Pelterv (Poltva), still running through the city today but
completely covered since the early 20th century

- the Israeliten Spital (Jewish hospital, also known as the Rappaport
hospital today) #2125, WNW of the town center

- the large old Jewish cemetery #5106 just behind the Jewish hospital
(today a large open market)

- the synagogue #2633, beside the fish market; destroyed in WWII, it
is memorialized in today's Staryi Rynok (Old Market Square)

- the Golden Rose synagogue probably #259 but unlabeled, just ESE of
the rynek; destroyed in WWII but surviving today as a ruin

- the adjacent synagogue #367, today an empty square behind the armory building

- Judenplatz (Jewish Square), Judengasse (Jewish Street) and
Wechslergasse (Moneychanger Street), all southeast of the rynok around
the synagogue above

- the Ossolinski Library (Ossolineum) #520 southwest of the town
center, today the Stefanyk Library

- the Map Archive (!) #80 (no longer extant), just west of the rynek
(market square)

- the Citadelle, today an archive and prominent military ruin above
the city on a hill SSW of the town center, curiously blank of
buildings and roads on the map; perhaps it was mapped on a separate
sheet now lost, or perhaps it was blank for reasons of military
security.

- buildings are block-numbered in the city center, making it easy to
associate neighboring residences and offices; this suggests a
re-numbering of the city properties not long before this map was made

- Serbengasse (Serbian Street) in the city center was renamed after
1853 for the 16th-century Moscow/Lwow printer Ivan Federov; oddly, the
adjacent former Blechergasse (Tinsmith Street, also a Germanic family
name) is now named Serbska

- separate large facilities for care of the deaf and the blind were
located east of the city center, near the military hospital and a
German hospital

- a very large brewery is shown near the northeast edge of the map; a
smaller one is shown near the southeast edge

- there are statues drawn on the map in some of the downtown squares!

Thanks to Jay Osborn for stitching together this map and Natalie Dunai
for sourcing it.

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@...
Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org
www.geshergalicia.org