Podvolochisk, Ukraine

Podwo這czyska is 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: Podvolitchisk, Podvolochiska, Podwolocztsk

SRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Skalat

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Podwo這czyska

  • Latitude-Longitude: 4932 - 2609
  • Altitude: 898 feet
  • 30.4 miles NNE of Suchostaw
  • 25.4 miles E of Tarnopol
  • 12.5 miles ENE of Skalat
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 2,275

History and Geography:
  • In present day Ukraine Podvolochisk is in the Ternopilska Oblast (Region / Province).
  • Podwoloczyska Yizkor Book (Israel, 1988) - The entire Podwoloczyska 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.
The town:

Galicia Resources:
Gesher Galicia Resources:
  • List of Podwolocyska martyrs, who were slaughtered on Mt. Feitel on the 7th of Tammuz, 5703
  • Podwoloczyska was captured by the Germans in July 1941. About 70 Jews were put to death immediately The Germans imposed severe economic restrictions. Several streets were marked off by barbed wire and the Germans established an extension of the Kamionki forced labour camp. Young Jews were taken to the forced labour camp and many died from overwork, disease, and torture. In September 1942 a part of the camp population was transferred to Zbaraz and Kamionki and were later killed. The Podwoloczyska labour camp was liquidated on June 29, 1943.
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When searching the links below, please remember that many towns in Ukraine have the same name. Make sure that the information you find refers to the shtetl you are researching.

  • the 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 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 "Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation Eastern European Archival Database" to see where some vital records are.
  • for on the Internet.
  • the JewishGen Yizkor Book Database.

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