ShtetLinks:  Galaţi, Romania

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The name of the city appears to have derived from Turkish galat, which was borrowed from Arabic qal'at (fortress). There have been other suggested, such as Serbian galac.

The first mention of the city dates from 1445. In 1789, during the Russo-Turkish War, Galaţi was burnt down by the forces of Russian general Mikhail Kamensky. [Wikipedia]

 

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JewishGen Romania Database - This is a multiple database search facility which incorporates all the databases contributed by the JewishGen Romania Special Interest Group (ROM-SIG) and individual donors. The combined databases have over 400,000 entries for individuals living in the area that is now Romania and Moldova and include: JewishGen Family Finder )JGFF), JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), Yizkor Book Necrologies, Duma Voters Lists, Bessarabia, 1906-07, Vsia Rossiia 1895 Business Directory, Jewish Names in Selected U.S. State Department Files, 1910-1929 and much more! The database is a work in progress and new entries are being added regularly

Books and articles

Encyclopedia Judaica, Monografia Communtaii Israelite din Galati (1906)
L. Preminger-Hecht's Os-tujeudische Zeitung, 10 (1928), no. 1107;
Almanajul Ziarului Tribuna Evreeascu, 1 (1937/38), 260-3; PK Romanyah, 90-99; 1797.
Galaţi, Rumania.-"The Ritual Murder accusation became epidemic" (Jewish Encyclopedia, 1905, Vol. X, p. 513.)

Original Title: Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Romania vol. 1
English: Pinkas hakehillot: Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Romania Vol. 1
Editor: Theodore Lavi, Aviva Broshni
Published: Jerusalem 1969
Publisher: Yad Vashem Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
Volumes: 1, Pages: 776, Languages: H

Original Title: Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Romania vol. 2
English: Pinkas hakehillot: Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: Romania Vol. 2
Editor: Jan Ancel, Theodore Lavi
Published: Jerusalem 1980
Publisher: Yad Vashem Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
Volumes: 1, Pages: 573, Languages: H


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Updated by AK 13/04/2008
Copyright 1999 ROM-SIG
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