Betshotsh - בעטשאָטש
included in the Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG). Shtetlach were interwoven
together like a tapestry and the Jewish people of neighboring shtetlach linked
by marriages, trade and marketing. They shared schools, cemeteries, kosher
butchers, bakers and more. Smaller shtetlach registered their birth, marriages
and death in a nearby larger shtetl. One should research the neighboring area as
well as an individual shtetl. The SRRG web site has resources and information
that is relevant to many shtetlach. To search for family links and learn more
about neighboring shtetlach, please visit the Suchostaw Region Research Group (SRRG).
Variant shtetl names: Buchach, Buczacz, Betshotsh, Butschatsch [ger], Bucac [cz], Butchatch, Bitshutsh
SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch
Administrative District: Buczacz
Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Buczacz
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 3,858
- Latitude-Longitude: 49°05´ - 25°24´
- Altitude: 1207 feet
- 21.4 miles W of Suchostaw
- 33.3 miles SSW of Tarnopol
|History and Geography: |
- In present day Ukraine, Buchach is in the Ternopilska Oblast (Region / Province). Buchach is the seat of the Buchatskyi Raion (County/ District).
- Buczacz - A Geographical Account, by M.Y. Braver
- Buczacz Coat of Arms and Short Description/History
- Buczacz Origins --- "An account of the Jewish community of Buczacz, its history and society, culminating in its destruction during the Holocaust." Translated, edited and compiled by Martin Rudner.
- Buczacz Yizkor Book (Tel-Aviv, 1955 or 1956) - The entire Buczacz Yizkor Book was scanned and all the pages can be viewed in the original format. With Permission of The New York Public Library, Dorot Jewish Division.
- History of Buchach --- an excerpt from the Encyclopedia Judaica on Buchach. Click on "Text" to get details.
- History of the Jews in Buczacz, by Dr. N. M. Gelber
- Synagogues in the Town, by David Neuman
- World War II history. This account is quoted from Norman Davies (1996), Europe: A History, pp 1034-1035, Oxford University Press.
The People of Buczacz:
- A Letter to S. Y. Agnon, by Asher Barash
- Books by Buczacz Townsmen, by S.Y. Agnon
- Buczacz Hasidim, by Shimon Horovits
- Buczacz in Old Books, by S.Y. Agnon
- Der jüdische Wecker ['The Jewish Awakener']
- Encounters with Sigmund Freud, by Dr. M. Grinwald
- From My Memories, by Dr. Tsvi Heller
- From the Town's Life, by Dr. David Pohorila
- How Buczacz Jews Voted in Austrian Parliamentary Elections, by Dr. Koppel Blum
- In My Town, by S.Y. Agnon
- Letter from Professor Mueller, by David Tsvi Mueller
- Professor David Tsvi (Heinrich) Mueller, by G. Kresl
- Stories about Buczacz, by S.Y. Agnon
- The Buczacz Community, by Israel Cohen
- I Am A Witness, by Mina Rosner. Mina Pohorille Rosner was born in Buchach in 1913 and lived there the first 32 years of her life. She was one of the few Jews who survived the German occupation of Buchach in World War II. This book is the story of her survival. Read the Foreword and Chapter 1 here. For more information about the book contact her son Cecil Rosner.
- Wolf Pohorille - A 19th Century Scholar, by Norbert Porile
BUCZACZ ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT (AD):
|Memorable People: |
- About Several Figures in Our Town, by David Neuman [Neiman]
- Dr. Avraham Khalfan, by N[aftali] M[enatseyakh]
- Dr. Baruch (Bernard) Farnhof, by Dr. Y. Fernhof
- Dr. M. Hirschhorn
- Emanuel Ringelblum in the Warsaw Ghetto, by Nathan Eck
- Emanuel Ringelblum, by Meylekh Ravitsh
- Meir Fried, by Moshe Held
- Memorable Women, by Dr. D[avid] Pohorila
- My Brother Shmuel (Samuel), by Dr. M. Karniel[Hirshhorn]
- Outstanding Women in Our Town, by D. N.
- Rabbi Haim Weinraub, by Sh. M.
- Rabbi Yakov Leib Alfenbein, by Efraim Alfenbein
- Shlomo (Solomon) Dik, by G. Gafner
- Two Figures, by David Neuman [Neiman]
- Yitskhak Fernhof, by Israel Cohen
Buczacz was the seat of the Buczacz Administrative District (AD).
The Buczacz AD included the following Judicial / Tax Districts (JD):
Changes in ADs and JDs occurred during different periods of time. ADs and JDs were designated by the Austrian Government in 1877 for the purpose of collecting Jewish birth, marriage and death records. By 1906 and until 1914. (the end of Austrian rule) new ADs and JD's were added and / or changed. A further change occurred during the interwar years (1918 -1939). This is reflected here and on the shtetl pages included in the Suchostaw Region Research Group. You will notice that, at times, more than one AD or JD is listed for a shtetl with the note: 'depending on the time period'.
- Potok Złoty
Information about Administrative Districts can be found on our website. It is important for the Genealogist / Family Historian researching towns in what was formerly Galicia to understand the differences due to time periods and other factors that resulted in the changes in Administrative Districts.
The following shtetlach belonged to the Buczacz Administrative District:
Barysz, Beremiany, Jazłowiec, Kośmierzyn, Monasterzyska, Potok Złoty, Snowidów
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