Добромиль. Yiddish: דאָבראָמיל
Dobromyl is 57 miles WSW of L'viv (Lvov), 15 miles S of Przemyśl, and is a city in Staryi Sambir Raion, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine.
It is located some 5 kilometers to the border with Poland.
Dedicated to my
brother-in-law, Martin Moszes Kraemer, in honor of his father, Feiwel
and his sister Chana, who were murdered during the Shoah, and his mother Zelda Treiber.
For a larger map, go here.
Feiwel Kramer and family
Hersh Luzer Kraemer (left) and friend
Feiwel Kraemer and his wife, Zelda Treiber
town name: Dobromil, Ukraine
Latitude and Longitude: 49.5667, 22.7833 49°34' N , 22°47' E
Galician (Austro-Hungarian) Administrative District: Dobromil
Interwar (Polish) District: Dobromil
Interwar (Polish) Province: Lwów
Street map and index of Dobromyl
Books about Dobromyl
History of Dobromyl
Jews have lived in Dobromyl from 1570. They had
equal rights as merchants and as artisans. In 1612, the
Jews received a charter from the owners of the town
giving them additional privileges. They were allowed
to live in the town and to purchase housing plots.
They were also allowed to build a synagogue and other public buildings.
big synagogue was built in the Gothic style.
the mid-1700s, Dobromyl had 1,253 Jews.
1910, there were 2,270 Jews in Dobromyl, 70% of the population.
the war (1918), Dobromyl became part of Poland
the period of the Polish kingdom, the Jews
the eve of WWII, there were 2,500 Jews in Dobromyl.
September 17,it came under Soviet rule in
June 28, 1941, a week after the German invasion
August 8, 1944,Dobromyl was liberated by the
Read more about Dobromyl's Jewish
Execution sites in Dobromyl
There are three
significant sources of vital records and other documents for
Dobromyl: JRI-Poland Indexing, JewishGen and Gesher
The JRI-Poland webpage provides information on what vital records exist and where they may be found.
page on Dobromyl provides maps and other important links.
Galicia's page on Dobromyl has cadastral maps, search
well-known name in Jewish genealogy is Arthur Kurzweil. One
of the first contemporary books on on Jewish genealogical
investigation is Kurzweil’s
to Generation: How to Trace Your Jewish Genealogy and
Personal History, which beings with the
discovery of his great-grandfather’s picture in the Yizkor
memorial volume of the town of Dobromyl, Poland—down through
every stage of his laborious past-seeking quest. He traces
his father back through the 18th century, his mother “back
through some of the most illustrious rabbis of the past
several centuries to
the Middle Ages.” Readers
will find information on Dobromyl
helpful, including names of landsmanschaften,
libraries, archives, and cemeteries.
Recently, Kurzweil has worked on a project to help Dobromyl children get a playground, and he has authored more books (one on Dobromyl recipes) related to genealogy.
Books about Dobromyl
Pictures of Dobromyl:
Videos of Dobromyl:
Life in a Galician Shtetl
Dobromyl's Jewish Cemetery:
Mount Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, New York
(list of names available)