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And Dukla

Introduction.

We were once 5 strangers..........

......JewishGen's Family Finder brought us together in our search for information about our families. We exchanged e-mails and letters hoping to learn more about our Nowy Zmigród Map of Galicia roots. Discovering more questions than answers, however, we decided to pool resources and hire a Poland-based researcher to find whatever could be found about "our town" and ancestors. The results of her remarkable efforts on our behalf, coupled with the ongoing research each of us is involved in, provided the data and inspiration for the creation of this web page.

Although many records were destroyed over the course of two world wars, our researcher found some information relating to each family. She visited archives and libraries, talked with residents and officials, took many photographs, obtained printed maps of the area, drew a street map of the town and gathered historical information to give us a better picture of the times our relatives lived in and through.......and found that four of the five of us were related!!

During the next stage we searched for, and found, folks who were born in Zmigrod. We heard wonderful stories of early family life, and we transcribed these stories onto these pages. With great sadness, we learned of the fate of the Jews still living in Nowy Zmigród in July, 1942. The murder of 1250 men, women and children by the Nazis touched every family. The development of this web page is our loving tribute to their memory and a legacy for future generations.

If you are visiting our page because your family came from Nowy Zmigród (latitude 49° 37´ longitude 21° 32´) or one of the surrounding communities remember that often marriages were arranged between families from neighboring towns, so you may well find information on your surnames where you least expect it. Click on JewishGen web pages expressly devoted to the Krosno Area (krosno is 12 miles ENE of Zmigrod), with stories and photographs from Dukla (8 miles ENE), Korczyna (14 miles ENE), Yaslo (10 miles NNW), Jasienica, Brzozow and Rymanow (15 miles E), Dukla, Frysztak, Strzyzow, and Bukowsko. Other nearby towns: Biecz-15 miles WNW, Jedlicze-9 miles NE, Krempna-7 miles S, Osiek Jasielski-3 miles WNW.

Please feel free to contact any or all of us if you have any questions or information to add. Just like our research, this is an evolving project! The Reunion The photograph on the right shows our reunion with Zmigrod cousins Fred (& Therese) Van Vliet, Max Findling, Phyllis Kramer, Maralyn Steeg, and Max's two sons.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City & Florida web page creator
Debbie Raff, Calif., spiritual guide
Maralyn Steeg, Westchester, editor
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A Shtetl Called Zmigród: Table of Contents

  1. Zmigród Yesterday and Today
  2. Zmigród Today

  3. Zmigrod on JewishGen

  4. Zmigród Genealogy

  5. Family Information available on this Web Page

  6. The Holocaust in Zmigród and Surrounds The Halbów Monument


Looking for some information about a Jewish “Berek” family from Nowy Zmigród

by Jacek LASAK

I'm living in Warsaw, about 450 km from Nowy Zmogród. My Mother lives in Wroclaw (400km from Nowy Zmigród). My grandmother Rozalia Wojtas, born in 1908 in Mytarz, died in 1988 in Nowy Zmigród, and she told to my Mother this story and my Mother still remember some details.

My mother Janina Wojtas was born in 1930 in Mytarz near Nowy Zmigrod (1 km) and remember some Jewish from Nowy Zmigrod, she had some Jewish girl friends in primary school of Nowy Zmigrod and she still remember this girl (she always had some sweets for my Mother …) zmigrod

My Grandmother Rozalia Wojtas, born in 1908 (died in December 1988) was a "housekeeper" in Piwinski Family in Nowy Zmigród. Piwinski Family had a "Traffika" store in the Rynek of Nowy Zmigród.

My Grandmother purchased bread for Piwinski Family, and very often she purchased bread in a Jewish bakery - the best in the Zmigród.This Jewish bakery was located on the center of Nowy Zmigród, on the right : going to the top (from North to the South) of the city form the direction of Jaslo in the direction of Katy-Krempna. So probably for this reason she knew this Jewish Family (owner of this bakery), and she called this Family “Berek” Family but I’m not sure that this is a true name or maybe “a nickname” used by Polish people before War.

Just after the World War II (in 45) Grandmother Rozalia was contacted by one person of this “Berek family”, probably a survivor, a man about 25-30 years old, not killed at Halbow forest in 1943 and this person looked for member of Berek family- probably 2 sisters (he probably had 2 sisters in Zmigród as my Mother told me).

Just after WW II (in 45) my mother was 15 years and this survivor a man, about 25-30 years old told to my grandmother Rozalia that my mother Janina was very similar to his sister and he wanted to take my mother back to USA...My grandmother refused.

After WWar my Grandmother Rozalia lived in Mytarz (with my mother Janina).And as I know in Nowy Zmigród there were 2 bakeries just before War but my mother is not sure which one of these 2 bakeries/Jewish family can be involved in.

Do you have any information about this “Berek” Family from Nowy Zmigrod , probably owner of bakery?
Jacek LASAK, 10.11.2014
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1929 Zmigrod Business Directory

Newly added...2016
Surname, First Source Trade (in English)
Baugrund, H. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Beer, F. 1929 City Directory Textiles/Fabrics
Beer, F. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods,
Berger, H 1929 City Directory Ironmonger
Berger, R 1929 City Directory Liquors
Birnbach, Ch 1929 City Directory Leathers
Birnbach, M. 1929 City Directory handbags
Bobber, I. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Bobker, A. 1929 City Directory Factory of Casquelies?
Broznya, P 1929 City Directory Cooper
Brozyna, A 1929 City Directory Carpenters
Brozyna, F 1929 City Directory Saddlery
Brozyna, F 1929 City Directory Upholsterer
Brozyna, S. 1929 City Directory bricklayer
Brozyna, W 1929 City Directory Butcher
Brucha, M.J. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Buchsbaum, O. 1929 City Directory Brickworks
Buchsbaum, Oz 1929 City Directory Silk Material
Buchsbaum,O. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Cieslek, J. 1929 City Directory forgerons?
Degen, S 1929 City Directory Leathers
Diamont, Est 1929 City Directory Irons
Eichner, S 1929 City Directory Butcher
Eisenberg, I. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Ekiert, J 1929 City Directory Liquors
Engel, J. 1929 City Directory Textiles/Fabrics
Engel, Mark 1929 City Directory Grain
Englehard, M 1929 City Directory Leathers
Englehardt, M. 1929 City Directory Textiles/Fabrics
Feder, S 1929 City Directory Butcher
Feldstein, A. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Fijalkiewicz, J 1929 City Directory Locksmith
Findling, Eis 1929 City Directory Clothes
Fischler, Eman. 1929 City Directory Doctor
Frachman, L. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Goleblowski 1929 City Directory Shoemaker
Goryl, J 1929 City Directory Butcher
Gotz, O. 1929 City Directory Eggs
Gotzler, H 1929 City Directory Liquors
Gross, Mechel 1929 City Directory Ironmonger
Gross, S. 1929 City Directory Eggs
Gross, S. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods,
Grossfeld, J 1929 City Directory Lawyer
Hruszowski, Jos 1929 City Directory Lawyer
Just, Ch 1929 City Directory Leathers
Karcinski 1929 City Directory Mayor
Karcinski, O. 1929 City Directory Brickworks
Kaufmann, S 1929 City Directory Butcher
Keller, J. 1929 City Directory Textiles/Fabrics
Kessler, Ch 1929 City Directory Clothes
Kessler, Ch. 1929 City Directory Textiles/Fabrics
Kliszcz, Emil 1929 City Directory Giometres?
Kohn, J. 1929 City Directory Textiles/Fabrics
Kohn, M. 1929 City Directory Textiles/Fabrics
Kolber, F 1929 City Directory Tobacco
Kosinski, Waler. 1929 City Directory Notary
Kozlowski, W. 1929 City Directory Cooper
Krebs, Ch and Rab, J. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods,
Krebs, F 1929 City Directory Leathers
Krebs, I 1929 City Directory Grain
Krebs, I. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Kriel, M 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Lachs, F. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Lang, J. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Lang, P. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Lang, P. 1929 City Directory Baker
Lang, S. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods,
Lehrmann, Leon 1929 City Directory Dentist
Leiser, P. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Lembik, W 1929 City Directory Butcher
Malz, A 1929 City Directory Butcher
Melamet, S. 1929 City Directory Tinsmiths
Myczkowska, K 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Myczkowska, K 1929 City Directory Liquors
Nagowiecki, A 1929 City Directory Locksmith
Nebenzahl, H. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Neuman, N. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Niepokoj, A. 1929 City Directory bricklayer
Nowak, S. 1929 City Directory forgerons?
Nowak, W. 1929 City Directory Potter
Nowak, Wl 1929 City Directory Shoemaker
Ochwet, L. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Ochwet, L. 1929 City Directory Textiles/Fabrics,
Orgel, H. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Pfeffer, S. 1929 City Directory Tinsmiths
Pijar, K 1929 City Directory Locksmith
Pinczewski, M. 1929 City Directory handbags
Pinczowski, M 1929 City Directory Shoemaker
Piwinski, S 1929 City Directory Tobacco
Piwinski, W 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Piwinski, Wl. 1929 City Directory Textiles/Fabrics
Plockier, Henoch 1929 City Directory Wood
Potulicki, Wlad 1929 City Directory Sawmill
Przybylowski, J. 1929 City Directory bricklayer
Rab, J and Krebs, Ch 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Riemer, S 1929 City Directory Liquors
Ringenberg, S 1929 City Directory Salt
Ringenberg, Stan. 1929 City Directory Liquors
Rosenberg, L. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Rosner, M. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Rottenberg, M 1929 City Directory Assorted goods,
Rottenberg, M 1929 City Directory Grain
Rottenberg, S. 1929 City Directory Textiles/Fabrics
Schloss, L. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Schloss, Sch. 1929 City Directory Kitchen Utensils
Schonwetter, H 1929 City Directory Liquors
Schonwetter, Henr. 1929 City Directory Hotel
Schonwetter, S. 1929 City Directory Liquors
Sherer 1929 City Directory Leathers
Skwirut, M 1929 City Directory Butcher
Slarski, M 1929 City Directory Carpenters
Soltysek, A 1929 City Directory Butcher
Spencer, L. 1929 City Directory handbags
Spira, M. 1929 City Directory Glass and porcelain
Stecher, Izr 1929 City Directory Irons
Stecher, L.(my ggf) 1929 City Directory Eggs
Sterzel, Elzb. 1929 City Directory Midwife
Strenger, B 1929 City Directory Liquors
Szkocki, L. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Szwajowa, A 1929 City Directory Liquors
Wahl, O. 1929 City Directory Tinsmiths
Walewska, M. 1929 City Directory Pharmacy
Weinberg, M 1929 City Directory Leathers
Weinberger, M 1929 City Directory Liquors
Weinstein, H. 1929 City Directory Baker
Weinstein, S. 1929 City Directory Hairdresser
Wistreich, S. 1929 City Directory Wood
Wohlmuth, W 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Wojnicki, P. 1929 City Directory Carpenter
Zanger, M 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Zanger, S 1929 City Directory Assorted goods,
Zanger, S 1929 City Directory Liquors
Zapalowicz, S 1929 City Directory Butcher
Zarnowcki, W. 1929 City Directory Tailor
Zawisza,Antoni 1929 City Directory Doctor
Ziegler, N 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Ziegler, N 1929 City Directory Tobacco
Zimet, J.A. 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Zimet, M 1929 City Directory Irons
Zimmer, A 1929 City Directory Leathers
Zolcos, L 1929 City Directory Assorted goods
Zolkos, L 1929 City Directory Salt
Zrebiec, J 1929 City Directory forgerons?
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1939 German Minority Census: Folks born in Nowy Zmigrod

Most of the German 1939 minority census has been indexed and you can research surnames **and towns**. I put in my ancestral Polish and Austrian towns and was able to search Jewish people living in Germany in 1939 who were born in that specific Polish or Austrian town, getting their birth date, maiden name and location in 1939. Of course you can search by surname too.

The description is at http://tracingthepast.org/minority-census. It reads: "Currently, the searchable data includes persons who can be proven to have perished in the Holocaust, those who were born prior to 1903 (+110 years ago), and others who deceased prior to 1984 (+30 years ago). Of the approximately 410,000 original entries, about 275,000 (or around 67%) of the "Minority Census" are available here online... Tracing the Past is honored to have the opportunity to share this research tool online. " and the index can be searched here:

http://tracingthepast.org/minority-census/census-database

The folks born in our town and living in Germany in 1939 included:

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FindMyPast: Britain, Enemy Aliens and Internees, World Wars

In 2016 FindMyPast.com added many items from the British Archives. The following resulted from a search using Zmigrod as the query point. The images connected with these items contain even more information. Go to http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records/britain-enemy-aliens-and-internees-first-and-second-world-wars and put Zmigrod into the keyword search field. Return to Table of Contents

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