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Re: Bialystok Photo Album #poland

S&D Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Once you have found a surname that you seek, how do you get to the page
indicated? I went to the NY Public Library Digital collection but did not
understand how to get to where I need to go.

My surname (Brumer) showed a first name Dzh. What does this mean? Also,
in the comments section, there was a letter J. with a period. What does
this mean?

Thank you.

Sandra Hirschhorn
Monroe Township, NJ

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Halpern <mark@halpern.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2018 5:19 PM
To: BIALYGen: Bialystok Region
Subject: Re:[bialystok] Bialystok Photo Album

Just to let everyone know that there is a surname index to the Bialystok
Photo Album at
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/Bialystok_Photo_Album_Surnames.htm.

The book can be found online in the New York Public Library Digital
collection at
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5a7a8de0-50d7-0133-a73d-00505686a51c#/

Mark Halpern


BialyGen: Bialystok Region #Bialystok #Poland Re: Re:Bialystok Photo Album #poland

S&D Hirschhorn <sdh2381@...>
 

Once you have found a surname that you seek, how do you get to the page
indicated? I went to the NY Public Library Digital collection but did not
understand how to get to where I need to go.

My surname (Brumer) showed a first name Dzh. What does this mean? Also,
in the comments section, there was a letter J. with a period. What does
this mean?

Thank you.

Sandra Hirschhorn
Monroe Township, NJ

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Halpern <mark@halpern.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2018 5:19 PM
To: BIALYGen: Bialystok Region
Subject: Re:[bialystok] Bialystok Photo Album

Just to let everyone know that there is a surname index to the Bialystok
Photo Album at
https://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/BialyGen/Bialystok_Photo_Album_Surnames.htm.

The book can be found online in the New York Public Library Digital
collection at
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5a7a8de0-50d7-0133-a73d-00505686a51c#/

Mark Halpern


Lublin District (Chelm, Dubienka area) Photos: Do you recognize these people? #poland

Yael Feder
 

Please view the two (2) pre-war photos below, and contact me if you
recognize anyone or the family surnames (yaelfeder@yahoo.com).

Photo 1: Chelm resident, but photo was possibly taken in Kovel in 1941.

This young man was married to a SZTERN woman >from Chelm, Poland.
His occupation is unknown but he was also sighted in a pre-war photo of an
organized worker march in Chelm, so he appears to have been politically
active. He perished in the Kovel liquidation, along with his brother in law
from Chelm, Poland.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70226

Photo 2: Chelm, Poland
SZTERN / RUBINSZTEJN family event, with additional families present in the
photo identified as GUTHERC and FERZT.
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70227

Many thanks!
Yael Feder Devonshire
yaelfeder@yahoo.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


JRI Poland #Poland Lublin District (Chelm, Dubienka area) Photos: Do you recognize these people? #poland

Yael Feder
 

Please view the two (2) pre-war photos below, and contact me if you
recognize anyone or the family surnames (yaelfeder@yahoo.com).

Photo 1: Chelm resident, but photo was possibly taken in Kovel in 1941.

This young man was married to a SZTERN woman >from Chelm, Poland.
His occupation is unknown but he was also sighted in a pre-war photo of an
organized worker march in Chelm, so he appears to have been politically
active. He perished in the Kovel liquidation, along with his brother in law
from Chelm, Poland.
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70226

Photo 2: Chelm, Poland
SZTERN / RUBINSZTEJN family event, with additional families present in the
photo identified as GUTHERC and FERZT.
https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70227

Many thanks!
Yael Feder Devonshire
yaelfeder@yahoo.com

MODERATOR'S NOTE: Please respond privately or on the Viewmate form.


JRI-POLAND NEEDS A BOOKKEEPER FOR A SHORT TERM PROJECT #poland

Gary Pokrassa
 

JRI-POLAND IS LOOKING FOR A BOOKKEEPER FOR A SHORT TERM PROJECT

Our Financial Coordinator has a cruise planned for December 21-January
16 and she will not have internet access - so we need to find a short
term replacement ASAP just to process our donations >from late December
to mid January.

Experience with Quickbooks or bookkeeping essential. Compensation as a
consultant on a per hour basis TBD. Please respond privately to Gary
Pokrassa, JRI-Poland Treasurer at pokrassa@aol.com


JRI Poland #Poland JRI-POLAND NEEDS A BOOKKEEPER FOR A SHORT TERM PROJECT #poland

Gary Pokrassa
 

JRI-POLAND IS LOOKING FOR A BOOKKEEPER FOR A SHORT TERM PROJECT

Our Financial Coordinator has a cruise planned for December 21-January
16 and she will not have internet access - so we need to find a short
term replacement ASAP just to process our donations >from late December
to mid January.

Experience with Quickbooks or bookkeeping essential. Compensation as a
consultant on a per hour basis TBD. Please respond privately to Gary
Pokrassa, JRI-Poland Treasurer at pokrassa@aol.com


Announcing the publication the Memorial Book of Stryj, Ukraine by YBIP #galicia

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 74th title "Book of Stryj (Ukraine)" -- "Translation
of Sefer Stryj."

The Original Yizkor Book:
Edited by N. Kudish, Tel Aviv,
Published by the Former Residents of Stryj in Israel, 1962

Translated by Susan Rosin, Yocheved Klausner, Israel Pickholtz, Ganit
Eiron, Daniella Heller, and Susannah Juni. Cover Design: Nili Goldman

The translation is hard cover, 11" by 8.5", 742 pages with all the
illustrations and photographs of the original Yizkor book.

Amazon List Price is $66.95. It is available on Amazon for around $48.
Make sure to look for the lowest price. This is a wonderful Chanukah
Gift for a deserving relative or yourself.

Stryj was first populated by Jews in the middle 16th century. The permit
to build the first synagogue was given in 1689. Since the beginning of
their settlement in Stryj the Jews made their living by selling spirits,
wholesale and retail merchandising, providing tax and customs services
and banking for the nobles. After Poland was partitioned in 1772, Stryj
became part of the Austrian Empire. At the time there were about 440
Jewish families in the town and its suburbs. After World War I, Stryj
briefly became a part of the West Ukrainian People's Republic (a
short-lived republic that existed >from November 1918 to July 1919 in
eastern Galicia). In 1919, the area became a part of free and sovereign
Poland. The town had a Jewish population of 10,988 in 1921 and about
12,000 in 1939. Jews were merchants, craftsmen and many were
professionals: doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc.

The Germans occupied Stryj on July 2nd, 1941 after breaking the
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and hundreds of Jews were immediately killed.
Murders and deportations followed and in August of 1943 the Stryj
ghetto and labor camps around town were liquidated. When the Soviet
army occupied Stryj in August 1944 there were only a few Jewish
survivors. No Jewish community was re-established.

This book tells the story of Stryj's Jews during a period of 400 years of
the existence of their community: their struggles and achievements,
their dreams and hopes, the institutions they established and the many
great and famous personalities >from town. This book serves to
commemorate the once vital and flourishing community of Stryj that no
longer exists.

For more information go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Stryj.html

Alternate names for the town are: Stryy [Ukrainian], Stryj [Polish],
Stry [Yiddish], Stryi, Stri, Stria, Stryje

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Lysyatychi 7 miles NE
Sokolow 9 miles ESE
Mizhrichchya 10 miles SSE
Woloska Wies 13 miles S
Bolekhiv 13 miles S
Stebnyk 13 miles WNW
Medenychi 13 miles NNW
Hnizdychiv 14 miles ENE
Orov 15 miles WSW
Zhydachiv 16 miles NE
Verkhneye Sinevidnoye 16 miles SW
Truskavets 16 miles W
Drohobych 17 miles WNW
Rozdil 18 miles NNE
Berezdivtsi 19 miles NE
Mykolayiv 19 miles NNE
Zhuravno 20 miles E

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in discovering
the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday gift for a
loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $30 per book
including shipping. (Amazon discount price is about $49 plus shipping).
Email to ybip@jewishgen.org. Consider this as a Chanukah Gift, or
donation to your local university or public library. Email to
ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of the US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Announcing the publication the Memorial Book of Stryj, Ukraine by YBIP #galicia

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 74th title "Book of Stryj (Ukraine)" -- "Translation
of Sefer Stryj."

The Original Yizkor Book:
Edited by N. Kudish, Tel Aviv,
Published by the Former Residents of Stryj in Israel, 1962

Translated by Susan Rosin, Yocheved Klausner, Israel Pickholtz, Ganit
Eiron, Daniella Heller, and Susannah Juni. Cover Design: Nili Goldman

The translation is hard cover, 11" by 8.5", 742 pages with all the
illustrations and photographs of the original Yizkor book.

Amazon List Price is $66.95. It is available on Amazon for around $48.
Make sure to look for the lowest price. This is a wonderful Chanukah
Gift for a deserving relative or yourself.

Stryj was first populated by Jews in the middle 16th century. The permit
to build the first synagogue was given in 1689. Since the beginning of
their settlement in Stryj the Jews made their living by selling spirits,
wholesale and retail merchandising, providing tax and customs services
and banking for the nobles. After Poland was partitioned in 1772, Stryj
became part of the Austrian Empire. At the time there were about 440
Jewish families in the town and its suburbs. After World War I, Stryj
briefly became a part of the West Ukrainian People's Republic (a
short-lived republic that existed >from November 1918 to July 1919 in
eastern Galicia). In 1919, the area became a part of free and sovereign
Poland. The town had a Jewish population of 10,988 in 1921 and about
12,000 in 1939. Jews were merchants, craftsmen and many were
professionals: doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc.

The Germans occupied Stryj on July 2nd, 1941 after breaking the
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and hundreds of Jews were immediately killed.
Murders and deportations followed and in August of 1943 the Stryj
ghetto and labor camps around town were liquidated. When the Soviet
army occupied Stryj in August 1944 there were only a few Jewish
survivors. No Jewish community was re-established.

This book tells the story of Stryj's Jews during a period of 400 years of
the existence of their community: their struggles and achievements,
their dreams and hopes, the institutions they established and the many
great and famous personalities >from town. This book serves to
commemorate the once vital and flourishing community of Stryj that no
longer exists.

For more information go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Stryj.html

Alternate names for the town are: Stryy [Ukrainian], Stryj [Polish],
Stry [Yiddish], Stryi, Stri, Stria, Stryje

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Lysyatychi 7 miles NE
Sokolow 9 miles ESE
Mizhrichchya 10 miles SSE
Woloska Wies 13 miles S
Bolekhiv 13 miles S
Stebnyk 13 miles WNW
Medenychi 13 miles NNW
Hnizdychiv 14 miles ENE
Orov 15 miles WSW
Zhydachiv 16 miles NE
Verkhneye Sinevidnoye 16 miles SW
Truskavets 16 miles W
Drohobych 17 miles WNW
Rozdil 18 miles NNE
Berezdivtsi 19 miles NE
Mykolayiv 19 miles NNE
Zhuravno 20 miles E

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in discovering
the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday gift for a
loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $30 per book
including shipping. (Amazon discount price is about $49 plus shipping).
Email to ybip@jewishgen.org. Consider this as a Chanukah Gift, or
donation to your local university or public library. Email to
ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of the US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-in-Print Project


Re: Why so few matches? #dna

Bob Kosovsky
 

On Sun, 11 Nov 2018, Cindy Gallard <gallardc@gmail.com> asked:

I have one
person whose test results found less than 100 matches. This was the Y
chromosome test. Can anyone explain why this might be?
I heard a speech by Bennett Greenspan a couple of years ago in which he
said that certain haplogroups don't have wide distribution, and that he
didn't have an explanation for that. He mention my group - haplogroup I -
as well as others (I can't remember which). People in the audience
suggested reasons such as population massacres, disease, but Greenspan was
non-committal and said more research needs to be done.

Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKY, KOSOVSKY, KOSOWSKY, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.
Slutsk: DAVIDSON, GELFAND (also Sioux City, Iowa)
Klodawa: JARET, JARETSKY, JARECKI, KOLSKY/I; Skierniewice: PIFKO, PIWKO


DNA Research #DNA Re: Why so few matches? #dna

Bob Kosovsky
 

On Sun, 11 Nov 2018, Cindy Gallard <gallardc@gmail.com> asked:

I have one
person whose test results found less than 100 matches. This was the Y
chromosome test. Can anyone explain why this might be?
I heard a speech by Bennett Greenspan a couple of years ago in which he
said that certain haplogroups don't have wide distribution, and that he
didn't have an explanation for that. He mention my group - haplogroup I -
as well as others (I can't remember which). People in the audience
suggested reasons such as population massacres, disease, but Greenspan was
non-committal and said more research needs to be done.

Bob Kosovsky, New York City, seeking any and all permutations/locations of:
KASOVSKI/Y, KASOWSKI/Y, KOSOFSKY, KOSOVSKY, KOSOWSKY, KOSOW, KOSSOVE, etc.
Slutsk: DAVIDSON, GELFAND (also Sioux City, Iowa)
Klodawa: JARET, JARETSKY, JARECKI, KOLSKY/I; Skierniewice: PIFKO, PIWKO


Viewmate Polish interpretation and translation #general

joseph just
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70201
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Sarah Just


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Viewmate Polish interpretation and translation #general

joseph just
 

I've posted a vital record in Polish for which I need a translation.
It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70201
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Sarah Just


Familiant Record, Viewmate -- German translation #general

joseph just
 

I've posted a familiant record for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70202
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Sarah Just


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Familiant Record, Viewmate -- German translation #general

joseph just
 

I've posted a familiant record for which I need a translation. It is
on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM70202
Please respond via the form provided on the ViewMate image page.
Thank you very much.
Sarah Just


Recording the burial places of German Jewish soldiers killed in WWI #germany

E Feinstein
 

My name is Eric Feinstein and I am a volunteer for the JOWBR of JewishGen.
I have had the privilege of assisting JewishGen to increase the German
holdings in our collection >from some 25,000 records five or six years
ago to some 280,000 records now (including Germany and the German
records found under Poland-Prussia.)

Part of this project has been an effort to record German Jewish
military burials >from WWI. This effort started some three years ago.
We started with the RJF list and have used some 200-300 sources
to record the burial sites and fates of the German Jewish servicemen.
The RJF list was corrected for errors--as it included soldiers from
the French and K.u.K. armies and missing entries were added.

We have used cemetery records, archival research (many archives across
Germany have produced research projects documenting the fates of the
local Jewish soldiers on the 100th anniversary of WWI), memorial books,
regimental histories, and obituaries >from period newspapers >from Compact
Memory and other sources.

The result is 5300+ burial places for the 12,000 German Jewish soldiers.
The intent is to eventually upload everything in the Gersig Database
of Jewishgen and the burial places in their respective places in the
JOWBR. [JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry]

Note I also have a K.u.K. Jewish project for WWI soldiers but I have
spend much less time on it and there is no master list to work with.
For that I have a list of some 7800+ Jewish soldiers with about 4000
burial locations recorded.

Another note is that the http://www.germanjewishsoldiers.com website
has been broken for a long time and I tried to reach the owner of the
site without any success.

Anyone interested in this project can contact me directly.

All the best, Eric Feinstein, New Jersey <ericfeinstein@yahoo.com>


German SIG #Germany Recording the burial places of German Jewish soldiers killed in WWI #germany

E Feinstein
 

My name is Eric Feinstein and I am a volunteer for the JOWBR of JewishGen.
I have had the privilege of assisting JewishGen to increase the German
holdings in our collection >from some 25,000 records five or six years
ago to some 280,000 records now (including Germany and the German
records found under Poland-Prussia.)

Part of this project has been an effort to record German Jewish
military burials >from WWI. This effort started some three years ago.
We started with the RJF list and have used some 200-300 sources
to record the burial sites and fates of the German Jewish servicemen.
The RJF list was corrected for errors--as it included soldiers from
the French and K.u.K. armies and missing entries were added.

We have used cemetery records, archival research (many archives across
Germany have produced research projects documenting the fates of the
local Jewish soldiers on the 100th anniversary of WWI), memorial books,
regimental histories, and obituaries >from period newspapers >from Compact
Memory and other sources.

The result is 5300+ burial places for the 12,000 German Jewish soldiers.
The intent is to eventually upload everything in the Gersig Database
of Jewishgen and the burial places in their respective places in the
JOWBR. [JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry]

Note I also have a K.u.K. Jewish project for WWI soldiers but I have
spend much less time on it and there is no master list to work with.
For that I have a list of some 7800+ Jewish soldiers with about 4000
burial locations recorded.

Another note is that the http://www.germanjewishsoldiers.com website
has been broken for a long time and I tried to reach the owner of the
site without any success.

Anyone interested in this project can contact me directly.

All the best, Eric Feinstein, New Jersey <ericfeinstein@yahoo.com>


Why so few matches? #dna

Cindy g
 

Over the years I have had 39 people people tested. Typically, the
matches run into the thousands if not tens of thousand. I have one
person whose test results found less than 100 matches. This was the Y
chromosome test. Can anyone explain why this might be? >from what he
has told me know about his family, he seems to come >from a Jewish
family. Would the fact that there are so few matches reflect on his
being Jewish?

Thanks,
Cindy Gallard
Denver


DNA Research #DNA Why so few matches? #dna

Cindy g
 

Over the years I have had 39 people people tested. Typically, the
matches run into the thousands if not tens of thousand. I have one
person whose test results found less than 100 matches. This was the Y
chromosome test. Can anyone explain why this might be? >from what he
has told me know about his family, he seems to come >from a Jewish
family. Would the fact that there are so few matches reflect on his
being Jewish?

Thanks,
Cindy Gallard
Denver


Announcing the publication the Memorial Book of Stryj, Ukraine by YBIP #general

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 74th title "Book of Stryj (Ukraine)" --
"Translation of Sefer Stryj"

The Original Yizkor Book: Edited by N. Kudish, Tel Aviv, Published by
the Former Residents of Stryj in Israel, 1962

Translated by Susan Rosin, Yocheved Klausner, Israel Pickholtz, Ganit
Eiron, Daniella Heller, and Susannah Juni. Cover Design: Nili
Goldman

The translation is hard cover, 11" by 8.5", 742 pages with all the
illustrations and photographs of the original Yizkor book.

Amazon List Price is $66.95. It is available on Amazon for around
$48. Make sure to look for the lowest price. This is a wonderful
Chanukah Gift for an deserving relative or yourself.

Stryj was first populated by Jews in the middle 16thcentury. The
permit to build the first synagogue was given in 1689. Since the
beginning of their settlement in Stryj the Jews made their living by
selling spirits, wholesale and retail merchandising, providing tax and
customs services and banking for the nobles. After Poland was
partitioned in 1772, Stryj became part of the Austrian Empire. At the
time there were about 440 Jewish families in the town and its suburbs.
After World War I, Stryj briefly became a part of the West Ukrainian
People's Republic (a short-lived republic that existed >from November
1918 to July 1919 in eastern Galicia). In 1919, the area became a part
of free and sovereign Poland. The town had a Jewish population of
10,988 in 1921 and about 12,000 in 1939. Jews were merchants,
craftsmen and many were professionals: doctors, lawyers, engineers,
etc.

The Germans occupied Stryj on July 2nd, 1941 after breaking the
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and hundreds of Jews were immediately killed.
Murders and deportations followed and in August of 1943 the Stryj
ghetto and labor camps around town were liquidated. When the Soviet
army occupied Stryj in August 1944 there were only a few Jewish
survivors. No Jewish community was re-established.

This book tells the story of Stryj's Jews during a period of 400 years
of the existence of their community: their struggles and achievements,
their dreams and hopes, the institutions they established and the many
great and famous personalities >from town.This book serves to
commemorate the once vital and flourishing community of Stryj that no
longer exists.

For more information go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Stryj.html

Alternate names for the town are: Stryy [Ukrainian], Stryj [Polish],
Stry [Yiddish], Stryi, Stri, Stria, Stryje

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Lysyatychi 7 miles NE
Sokolow 9 miles ESE
Mizhrichchya 10 miles SSE
Woloska Wies 13 miles S
Bolekhiv 13 miles S
Stebnyk 13 miles WNW
Medenychi 13 miles NNW
Hnizdychiv 14 miles ENE
Orov 15 miles WSW
Zhydachiv 16 miles NE
Verkhneye Sinevidnoye 16 miles SW
Truskavets 16 miles W
Drohobych 17 miles WNW
Rozdil 18 miles NNE
Berezdivtsi 19 miles NE
Mykolayiv 19 miles NNE
Zhuravno 20 miles E

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in
discovering the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday
gift for a loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $30 per
book including shipping (Amazon discount price is about $49 plus
shipping). Email to ybip@jewishgen.org. Consider this as a Chanukah
Gift, or donation to your local university or public library. Email
to ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of the
US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Announcing the publication the Memorial Book of Stryj, Ukraine by YBIP #general

Joel Alpert
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of JewishGen is proud to announce
the publication of its 74th title "Book of Stryj (Ukraine)" --
"Translation of Sefer Stryj"

The Original Yizkor Book: Edited by N. Kudish, Tel Aviv, Published by
the Former Residents of Stryj in Israel, 1962

Translated by Susan Rosin, Yocheved Klausner, Israel Pickholtz, Ganit
Eiron, Daniella Heller, and Susannah Juni. Cover Design: Nili
Goldman

The translation is hard cover, 11" by 8.5", 742 pages with all the
illustrations and photographs of the original Yizkor book.

Amazon List Price is $66.95. It is available on Amazon for around
$48. Make sure to look for the lowest price. This is a wonderful
Chanukah Gift for an deserving relative or yourself.

Stryj was first populated by Jews in the middle 16thcentury. The
permit to build the first synagogue was given in 1689. Since the
beginning of their settlement in Stryj the Jews made their living by
selling spirits, wholesale and retail merchandising, providing tax and
customs services and banking for the nobles. After Poland was
partitioned in 1772, Stryj became part of the Austrian Empire. At the
time there were about 440 Jewish families in the town and its suburbs.
After World War I, Stryj briefly became a part of the West Ukrainian
People's Republic (a short-lived republic that existed >from November
1918 to July 1919 in eastern Galicia). In 1919, the area became a part
of free and sovereign Poland. The town had a Jewish population of
10,988 in 1921 and about 12,000 in 1939. Jews were merchants,
craftsmen and many were professionals: doctors, lawyers, engineers,
etc.

The Germans occupied Stryj on July 2nd, 1941 after breaking the
Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and hundreds of Jews were immediately killed.
Murders and deportations followed and in August of 1943 the Stryj
ghetto and labor camps around town were liquidated. When the Soviet
army occupied Stryj in August 1944 there were only a few Jewish
survivors. No Jewish community was re-established.

This book tells the story of Stryj's Jews during a period of 400 years
of the existence of their community: their struggles and achievements,
their dreams and hopes, the institutions they established and the many
great and famous personalities >from town.This book serves to
commemorate the once vital and flourishing community of Stryj that no
longer exists.

For more information go to:
https://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Stryj.html

Alternate names for the town are: Stryy [Ukrainian], Stryj [Polish],
Stry [Yiddish], Stryi, Stri, Stria, Stryje

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Lysyatychi 7 miles NE
Sokolow 9 miles ESE
Mizhrichchya 10 miles SSE
Woloska Wies 13 miles S
Bolekhiv 13 miles S
Stebnyk 13 miles WNW
Medenychi 13 miles NNW
Hnizdychiv 14 miles ENE
Orov 15 miles WSW
Zhydachiv 16 miles NE
Verkhneye Sinevidnoye 16 miles SW
Truskavets 16 miles W
Drohobych 17 miles WNW
Rozdil 18 miles NNE
Berezdivtsi 19 miles NE
Mykolayiv 19 miles NNE
Zhuravno 20 miles E

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in
discovering the history of your ancestors. This would make a birthday
gift for a loved one.

For orders 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK, Canada or
Australia, we can offer you a significantly reduced price of $30 per
book including shipping (Amazon discount price is about $49 plus
shipping). Email to ybip@jewishgen.org. Consider this as a Chanukah
Gift, or donation to your local university or public library. Email
to ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of the
US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of the Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project

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