Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots

The laws and trends of the day were hotly debated within it. A perpetual tension between old and new sometimes brought dramatic consequences, even breakaway factions. Galician portraits is much more than a record of one family. But even in difficult times, there were brave voices that spoke loudly against prejudice.

. Passionate arguments about language, customs, and loyalties easily erupted. In these pages, galicia’s Jewish community emerges as far more diverse than one could ever imagine. Tracing jewish heritage anywhere in europe is complicated; and certainly, the long shadow of WWII broke any continuity between past and present in the place that was called Galicia.

Now, he discovers his father’s side, in Galician Portraits, who also lived in Galicia, but whose experiences were very different simply because they were Jewish. The story is anchored in austrian galicia 1772–1918, which once spanned parts of today’s Poland and Ukraine, but it also covers centuries of Jewish history in the region, before and after Galicia existed.

Large cities, small towns, and tiny farming villages are the tale’s backdrop. In them, people from a variety of ethnic groups live alongside a large community of Israelites. In his first book, galician trails, Andrew Zalewski traced his mother’s family from the 18th century to the mid-20th. Yet the author has discovered many voices that had long been forgotten, as well as surprising details about his own family.

The Galitzianers: The Jews of Galicia, 1772-1918

Used book in Good Condition. Her curiosity about her galician ancestors turned into an obsession, yielding discoveries valuable not only to her immediate family, but anyone interested in Jewish genealogy. If you have wanted to know more about the history of the jewish community in Eastern Europe, or you have thought about tracing your own origins, you'll find a wealth of information in The Galitzianers: The Jews of Galicia, 1772-1918.

In 1977, inspired by alex haley, Suzan Wynne set out to learn about her Jewish roots in Europe.

Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family

Although largely forgotten today, Galicia was a vibrant, multicultural place where the lives of numerous ethnic and religious groups were intertwined for generations. Galician trails explores every facet of this long-gone land, from tiny farming villages tucked into mountain passes, to towns filled with a variety of small industries and craftspeople, to modern cities with the conveniences of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

She raised a daughter single-handedly through the turmoil of the Great War and the little-known conflicts that followed it. This is the story of galicia, once a crown land of the Austrian Empire, located in the center of Europe. Along the way, he encountered many of his ancestors, from simple sheep farmers to nobles, from men who helped establish railroads—the exciting new technology of the late nineteenth century—to pioneering professional women of the early twentieth.

Although the real galicia disappeared from maps long ago, it will live on in the memory of anyone who travels there through the richly illustrated pages of Galician Trails. The political struggles and wise compromises that kept Galicia’s citizens together for centuries, and the tragic forces that ultimately tore Galicia apart, unfold here before our eyes.

This book is for you if you are interested to • discover the rich lives of those who lived in galicia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries • Find out something about your Austrian, Polish, Jewish, or Ukrainian ancestors who once lived in the land that is divided today between Poland and Ukraine • See how new mixed with old to change people’s lives • Learn little-known details of how World War I and the events that followed forever changed the lives of the people of Galicia Used book in Good Condition.

One of the latter was the author’s grandmother, Helena Regiec Sobolewska, a talented educator and a determined, independent woman.

Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine

What begins as a deeply personal chronicle of the Holocaust in his mother's hometown of Buchach--in former Eastern Galicia--carries him on a journey across the region and back through history. Bartov encounters jewish cemeteries turned into marketplaces, synagogues made into garbage dumps, and unmarked burial pits from the mass killings.

In erased, omer bartov uncovers the rapidly disappearing vestiges of the Jews of western Ukraine, who were rounded up and murdered by the Nazis during World War II with help from the local populace. Visiting twenty ukrainian towns, he recreates the histories of the vibrant Jewish and Polish communities who once lived there-and describes what is left today following their brutal and complete destruction.

Bartov, discovers that to make sense of the heartbreaking events of the war, a leading Holocaust scholar, he must first grapple with the complex interethnic relationships and conflicts that have existed there for centuries. This poignant travelogue reveals the complete erasure of the Jews and their removal from public memory, a blatant act of forgetting done in the service of a fiercely aggressive Ukrainian nationalism.

Used book in Good Condition. He finds that the newly independent Ukraine-with its ethnically cleansed and deeply anti-Semitic population--has recreated its past by suppressing all memory of its victims. He bears witness to the hastily erected monuments following Ukraine's independence in 1991, memorials that glorify leaders who collaborated with the Nazis in the murder of Jews.

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