The Jews of Krakow and its Surrounding Towns


What's New on the Krakow Website?

Below is a list of new or amended pages appearing on the Krakow website.
They are listed in reverse chronological order.

August 2005

March 2004

December 2003

November 2003

  • Bochnia Conference: Conference on Jews of Bochnia held in Bochnia.
  • Kataster: New project to obtain a HUGE database covering a period of an entire century.
  • Bochnia: Yet another addition to our series on Krakow's surrounding shtetls.

October 2003

September 2003

August 2003

July 2003

June 2003

May 2003

  • Niepolomice Memorial Updated explanation and history about this memorial.
  • Its All Relative A new interactive tool to demonstrate relationships, kinship numbers and more. Access this via the menu at the top of the page.
  • Jewish Colonial Trust Help find Krakow shareholders (or their inheritors) who are entitled to claim from this company.
  • Balaban Book: Description of the new Hebrew edition of this, the most  important historical book on Krakow.
  • kehilalinks/Krakow apologizes for being offline for the last week of April. The problems were beyond our control, and due to kehilalinks changing over to a new server.
  • Holocaust Testimonies  New list of 450 Holocaust survivors who submitted testimony about the atrocities they witnessed and experienced. Most include date and place of birth.

April 2003

  • Helpful Tools Handy tools such as calendar conversions, Soundex calculations, Polish pronunciation and Polish numerology. These can be accessed via the menu at the top of this page
  • Jewish Life in Krakow: A link to the Virtual Cinema of  Stephen Spielberg's Jewish Film Archives. Provides an idea of how our ancestors might have lived in Krakow before the Holocaust. This 10 minute film clip was taken in 1939.
  • Association of Cracovians in Israel: Details about this organization
  • Kazimierz Map: Modern-day map of Kazimierz showing house numbers.

March 2003

February 2003

  • Removal of Databases  Our databases are now in the process of being moved to the main JewishGen site. This will enable the names in all databases to be searched by a single click. We have no idea when the data will appear on JewishGen, but we hope it will be soon. Unfortunately, the kehilalinks server doesn't have the CPU (processing) power to handle database searches, and we have no option other than to move sites.  
  • Krakow Survivors One of our biggest databases (over 10,000 names) of those who survived the Holocaust and were either born in Krakow, lived in Krakow after the war, or else owned property in Krakow.
  • Krakow Regional Map Modern day map of nearby towns.

January 2003

  • All data shown in the  Jewish Status, Renunciation of Citizenship, 1929 Directory, and 1935 Directory webpages have been converted into searchable databases. This is now more user-friendly, is quicker to download, and allows one to search the individual's plus his parents' surnames. 
  • Krakow Refugees in Vilna List of 175 Krakow Jews who fled to Vilna in ~1939.
  • Feldblyum Collection Collection of early Krakow images 
  • New Hebrew section. The main menu now has a link to our Hebrew section. There are numerous Hebrew documents dealing with Krakow which we would like to make available on this site. Translation of such documents is an immense task and beyond the scope of our many volunteers, so we are faced with the task of omitting these documents completely, or else making it available in Hebrew. Lilly Haber and Miriam Romm have been instrumental in getting this Hebrew section started. (We also have many Hebrew-speaking viewers, and this section will be of prime benefit to them). We intend to add a Polish section for our Polish viewers in the near future.
  • Postcards from Krakow Several pre-WWII cards donated by S. Leistner Bloch

November 2002

  • Jewish Status List of 2,500 names of Jews living in Krakow c1942. See page for details.

October 2002

  • Renunciation of Citizenship List of almost 1,500 Jews who relinquished their Polish citizenship in order to emigrate. This is a joint collaboration project with the Krakow Archives.

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Compiled by Eilat Gordin Levitan. Updated January 29, 2020 Copyright © 2007 Eilat Gordin Levitan (eilat.gordinlevitan@gmail.com).