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Skole and Liesberg #galicia


Renee Steinig
 

The JRI-Poland database can often shed light on the name and
location of a very small town. Searching there for a place in
Galicia that sounds like Liesberg, I found several Skole records
that mention Liseberg or Lizaberg. In one, the town is called
"Liseberg bei [near] Klimiec."

I checked for Liseberg and Lizaberg in four sources -- the
JewishGen Gazetteer, Suzan Wynne's Finding Your Jewish Roots in
Galicia, Brian Lenius's Genealogical Gazetteer of Galicia, and Felix
Gundacker's Historisches Ortsverzeichnis Galizien und Bukowina.
The only source that has anything close is Gundacker, which lists
Lisa (Gemeinde Tucholka) and Liza (Gemeinde Klimiec). Klimiec
(now Klimets or Klymets) is about 24 miles southwest of Skole;
Tucholka (now Tukholka) is about 18 miles southwest of Skole.

Stuart might want to write to the Library of Congress Geography
and Map Division < http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/ > to ask
whether they can find Lisa / Liza / Liseberg / Lizaberg on an old
map. The LOC librarians are very knowledgeable and helpful. I
usually receive a wonderful packet of maps within a week or two
of an online inquiry.

Renee

Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills, New York, USA
genmaven@...

Stuart Ungar <stuartungar@...> wrote in part:

<<I know my grandmother Lena Greenberg (Grunberg) was born
in Skole... Her grandmother was born in Liesberg. Where is that
(and where in relation to Skole)? And is it still named the same?>>


Stuart Ungar
 

I know my grandmother Lena Greenberg (Grunberg) was born in Skole.
Two questions for folks familiar with that region.

1) She was born in Skole Market. Is that a place, building or region of
Skole? Is it still there?

2) Her grandmother was born in Liesberg. Where is that (and where in
relation to Skole)? And is it still named the same?

I eventually want to travel there and am starting to collect information
on the area.

Thank you!

Stuart Ungar
stuartungar@...


Igor Holyboroda
 

Dear Stuart Ungar!

Skole Market is the centre of Skole, the marketplace - typical Jewish
area in the centre of a Galician city. The city was ruined during WW2,
but something have survived. (Old townhall was dismounted in the
50ies.) I can't identify Liesberg at the moment. The Skole area was
colonized by the Germans, so it may be some old toponym of
German (not necessarily Jewish) origin. This name should have been
changed after WW2.

Regards,
Igor Holyboroda


Stuart Ungar <stuartungar@...> wrote:

I know my grandmother Lena Greenberg (Grunberg) was born in Skole...
1) She was born in Skole Market. Is that a place, building or region of
Skole? Is it still there?
2) Her grandmother was born in Liesberg. Where is that (and where in
relation to Skole)? And is it still named the same?...