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).
- Buchach - The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
- Buczacz - A Geographical Account, by M.Y. Braver
- Buczacz - Historical Background
- Buczacz - The Untold Stories. The Murder Sites of the Jews.
- 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 the Jews in Buczacz, by Dr. N. M. Gelber
- The entire Buchach Yizkor Book was scanned by The New York Public Library, Dorot Jewish Division.
- World War II history. This account is quoted from Norman Davies (1996), Europe: A History, pp 1034-1035, Oxford University Press.
- List of pupils who received a passing grade Buczacz Gimnazjum in the years 1936-37
- The Buczacz Yizkor Book (Sefer Buczacz) translation project has been completed. The project was coordinated by Norbert Porile. The Yizkor Book is a valuable resource of information about Buczacz and its former residents. Many of the articles from the Yizkor Book are linked from this page but you can see the whole table of contents by clicking on the highlighted title above.
- The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen “All Poland Database”. This is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the databases listed below. The “All Poland Database” enables researchers to find indices to vital and related records from the independent JRI-Poland database as well as entries from other databases. The combined databases have more than five million entries for individuals living in areas now or formerly in Poland. . It includes the following databases: JewishGen Family Finder (JGFF), Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), JewishGen Holocaust Database, The 1891 Galicia Business Directory, 1890-1891 New York Immigrants from Poland, Austria and Galicia and much more. The database is a work in progress, and new entries are being added regularly.
- The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. Type in the name of your town.
- Birthday in a Concentration Camp, by Simon (Shimon) Wiesenthal
- How It Happened: First Witness Isaac, by Yitskhak Shikhor
- How It Happened: Second Witness, by Samuel (Shmuel) Rosenthal
- How It Happened: Third Witness, by Elyash Khalfan
- How It Happened: Fourth Witness, by Israel Gilbert
- Letter from Dr. Abraham Halfan
- Letter from Dr. Max Enderman
- Letter from Dr. Regina Zohker
- Memorial to Buchach at the Holon cemetery near Tel Aviv, Israel. Submitted by Israel Pickholtz.
- Shoa Echoes in Buczacz
- The Holocaust in Buczacz, by Martin Rudner
- The Holocaust in Eastern Galicia
- The Resistance Movement in Buczacz, by E. Bazan
- Yahad interactive map of execution sites of Jewish Holocaust victims, Yahad-In Unum is a French organization conducting research on the Holocaust by bullets throughout Eastern Europe by interviewing eyewitnesses and identifying execution sites. Each village's profile includes video testimonies, archives and photos.
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
|Famous Sons and Daughters: |
- Abraham David ben Asher Anshel Buczacz, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Alicia Appleman-Jurman, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- APPLEMAN-JURMAN, Alicia [submitted by Thomas Weiss]. Alicia Appleman-Jurman was living in Buczacz at the time of the German occupation and has written a compelling book to describe her survival in the face of great personal tragedy.
- Emanuel Ringlebaum, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Mina POHORILLE, submitted by Cecil Rosner and Norbert Porile
- Mina Rosner, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Shmuel Yosef Agnon, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Shmuel Yosef AGNON, submitted by Norbert Porile
- Simon WIESENTHAL
- Simon Wiesenthal
- Simon Wiesenthal | Jewish Virtual Library
- Wolf Pohorille - A 19th Century Scholar, by Norbert Porile.
- Wolf POHORILLE, submitted by Norbert Porile
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 Z?oty
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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