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This list is based on the extensive bibiography compiled by William Fern and enlarged by Valerie Schatzker.

Applebaum, Anne

Encyclopaedia Judaica. Jerusalem: Macmillan, 1972.

See articles on: Borisław; Drogobych, Maurycy Gottlieb, Ephraim Lilien, Poland, Galicia and Bruno Schulz

"Borysław" In Pinkas Hakehillot: Polin, vol. 2, 92-99. Jerusalem: Yad vashem Rashut

ha-zikaron la-sho’ah vela-gevura, 1968. Translated by Miriam Beckerman as

Borysław,” in Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Poland.


“Drohobycz.” In Pinkas Hakehillot: Polin, vol. 2, 160–71. Jerusalem: Yad vashem Rashut

ha-zikaron la-sho’ah vela-gevura, 1968. Translated by Miriam Beckerman as

“Drohobycz,” in Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities in Poland.


Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, vol. 12, Focusing on Galicia: Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians,

1772–1918,  ed. Israel Bartal and Antony Polonsky, 86–99. London: Littman Library of

Jewish Civilization, 1999  

Sights and Images from our Towns. Israel: Associationof Emigrants from Drohobych,

Boryslav and Environs,  ca 2000.

Between East and West; Across the borderlands of Europe. New York: Pantheon

Books, 1994.

Account of travels through Eastern Europe after World War II with brief chapters on

Lwów and Drohobycz.

Bartov, Omer

Erased: Vanishing Traces of Jewish Galicia in Present-Day Ukraine. Oxford: Princeton

University Press, 2007

Bonar, Andrew and

Robert Murray M'Cheyne

The Jews of Galicia in 1839. Kensington MD: Gesher Galicia, 1997.

Davies, Norman and

Antony Polonsky,

Jews in Eastern Poland and the USSR, 1939-46. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1991.

Erdheim, Claudia

Das Stetl: Galizien und Bukowina 1890-1918. Vienna: Album, 2008.

Frank, Alison

Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia. Cambridge, M A: Harvard

Press, 2005.

Gelber, Nathan M.

Sefer zikaron li-Drohobits, Borislav veha-sevivah, ed. N.M. Gelber.Tel Aviv: Irgun Yotse

Drohobits, Borislav veha-sevivah, 1959.

English translations of parts of this book are posted on JewishGen's Yizkor Book

website. http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Drohobycz/Drogobych.html

Gundacker, Felix.

Historisches Ortsverzeichnis Galizien und des Herzogstums Bukowina. Vienna: F.

Gundacker, 1998.

Guttry, Alexander von

Galizien: Land und Leute. München: G. Müller, 1916.

Hann, Chris and

Magosci, Paul Robert, eds

Galicia: A Multiculured Land. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Häusler, Wolfgang,

Das galizische Judentum in der Habsburgermonarchie: Im Lichte der zeitgenössischen

Publizistik und Reiseliteratur von 1772–1848. Vienna: Verlag für Geschichte und Politik,


Himka, John Paul

“Dimensions of a Triangle: Polish-Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Austrian Galicia.” In

Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, vol. 12, Focusing on Galicia: Jews, Poles, and

Ukrainians, 1772–1918, ed. Israel Bartal and Antony Polonsky, 25–48. London: Littman

Library of Jewish Civilization, 1999

Galicia and Bukovina: A Research Handbook about Western Ukraine, Late 19th and 20th

Centuries. Alberta Culture & Multiculturalism, Historical Resources Division,


Hundert, Gershon David

The Jews in Poland and Russia: Bibliographical Essays. Bloomington: Indiana: University of Indiana Press, 1984.

Landau, Saul Raphael          

Unter jüdischen Proletariern. Vienna: L. Rosner, 1898.

Lauterbach, Leo

Chronicle of the Lauterbach Family. Jerusalem: The Lauterbach Family Fund, 1961.

A history of the descendants of Jacob Bezalel Lauterbach of Drohobycz.

Le Rider, Jacques and

Heinz, Raschel

La Galicie au temps des Hapsbourg 1772-1918: Histoire, sociét)é, cultures en contact.

Tours: Presses universitaires François-Rabelais, 2010.

Magocsi, Paul Robert

Galicia: A Historical Survey and Bibliographic Guide. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983

Historical Atlas of East Central Europe. Toronto: University Press, 2002.

Mahler, Raphael

A History of Modern Jewry 1780-1815. New York: Schocken Books, 1971.

Contains chapters on Galicia.

A History of Hapsburg Jews, 1670-1918. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989

Mendelsohn, Daniel

The Lost, A Search for Six of Six Million. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.

Mendelsohn, Ezra.

The Jews of East Central Europe Between the World Wars. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1983.

Msciwujewski, Mscislaw

Z Dziejów Drohobycza. (Drohobycz: Al. Lachowicza, 1939.

Patstych, Roman

Vileshiame starogo Drogobicha, (Lviv: Kameniar, 1991.

Ukrainian. Available from Yivo Institute, NYC.

Pollack, Martin.

Galizien: Eine Reise durch die verschwundene Welt Ostgaliziens und der Bukowina. Frankfurt: Insel, 2001.

Nach Galizien: von Chassiden, Huzulen, Polen und Ruthenen. Vienna: Brandstätter c.1984.

Polonsky, Antony

The Jews in Poland and Russia. 3 vols. Oxford: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2014.

Redlich, Shimon.

Together and Apart in Brezezany, Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians. 1919-1945. Bloomington: Indiana University Press,  2002.

Samueli, Nathan

Cultur-Bilder aus dem judischen Leben in Galizien. Leipzig: Robert Friese, 1885.

Schatzker, Valerie

The Jewish of Magnates of Galicia. Part I: A History of the oil industry; Part II, an

Engish translation of Julien Hirszhaut's Yidishe naftmagnatn by Miriam Beckerman.

Montreal McGill-Queens Universiy Press, 2015 .                                            

Sandkühler, Thomas

“Endlösung” in Galizien: Der Judenmord in Ostpolen und die Rettungsinitiativen von

Berthold Beitz 1941–1944. Bonn: Dietz, 1996.

Schmalhausen, Bernd.

A Man of Courge in an Inhuman Time: Berthold Beitz in the Third Reich. Jerusalem:

Yad Vashem, 2006.

Schmidl, Erwin

Juden in der k.k.Armee 1788-1918 (Jews in the Habsburg Army). Eisenstadt:

Österreichisches Jüdisches Museum, 1989.

Vishnitzer, M.  (trans)

The Memoirs of Ber of Bolechów 1723-1805,  New York: Arno Press, 1973.

Wikler, Jakub.

Ukraine: A History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.

"Z Dziejow Zydow w Drohobyczu od R. 1648 do Upadku Rzeczypospolitej (Old

Historical Events of the Jews in Drohobycz from 1648 until the Downfall of the Polish

Commonwealth," in Biuletyn Zydowskiego Instytutu (Bulletin of the Jewish Historical

Institute, nos. 71-72,  Warsaw, 1969, pp. 39-63.

A detailed account of the economic and political history of Drohobycz Jews,


Wolff, Larry

The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture. Stanford:

Stanford University Press, 2010.

“The Jews of Galicia under Austrian Polish Rule, 1867–1918.”Austrian History

Yearbook 25  (1994): 97–138. http://easteurotopo.org/articles/wrobel/

Wróbel, Piotr

The Devil’s Playground: Poland in World War II. Montreal: Canadian Foundation for

Polish Studies, 2000.

“Polish-Ukrainian Relations during World War II. The Boryslav Case Study: A Polish

Perspective.” East European Politics and Societies  26, no. 1 (2012): 213–35.

Wynne, Suzan

The Galitzianers: The Jews of Galicia 1772-1918. Kensington MD: Suzan F. Wynne,


Zalewski, Andrew

Galician Trails: The Fogotten Story of One Family. Thelzo Press, 2012

Subtelny, Orest


Avigdor, Isaac

From Prison to Pulpit: Sermons for All Holidays of the Year and Stories from the Holocaust.

New York: Shengold  Books, 1975.

Brecher, Elinor J.

Schindler’s Legacy: True stories of the List Survivors. New York: Plume (Penguin), 1994.

See the chapter on Igor Kling, a native of Borysław who survived the Holocaust under

Schindler and whose sister survived under Berthold Beitz.  

Egit, Jacob

Deposition, 3 March 1947, Munich. In German. Yad Vashem Archives 05/67a. German original

available from Yad Vashem.

Eyewitness account and legal charges of brutality and murder in Drohobycz and Borysław during


Halter, Marek

Stories of Deliverance: Apeaking with Men and Women Who Rescued Jews from the

Holocaust. Chicago: Open Court, 1998. Original title La force du Bien, Paris, 1995. Trans. by

Michael Bernard.

Chapter 18, “Karpathian Oil,” tells of Berthold Beitz, the German officer who

sheltered and saved Jew in Drohobycz and Borysław.

Hauser, Isak and

Luise Finkler Hauser

The Tyśmienica Still Flows. Poland, 1978.

Some chapters of thie memoir appear at http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/Borislav/Borislav.html

Grand Illusion . Toronto: Lugus Press, 1991.

Held, Leopold

I'm not even a grown-up: The Diary of Jerzy Felix Urman. Ed. Anthony Rudolf. London: Menard

Press/King's College, 1991.

Horowitz, Carl and Irene

Kahane, David.

Of Human Agony. Shengold Publishers, New York, 1992.

Irene Horowitz came from Borysław. Her story gives details of the Nazi occupation and crimes.

Lvov Ghetto Diary. Translated by Jerzy Michalowicz ; Foreword by Erich Goldhagen.Amherst:

The University of Massacheusetts Press, 1990.

Langberg, Edwin

Entombed My True Story: How Forty-five Jews Lived Underground and Survived the Holocaust.

Ojus, FL: Aleric Press, 1994.

Mayer, Bernard

Sara’s Blessing. Emethas Publishers, 2003.

A gripping account of a young man from Drohobycz who manages to survive by working for

German companies in Ukraine and for the partisans in Russia.

List o Zagladzie Zydów w Drohobyczu. London, Poets and Painters Press, 1984. Forward and

notes by Edmund Silberner.

Eyewitness account of Drohobycz from the outbreak of World War II until Rothenberg went

into hiding at the end of 1942.

Rothenberg, Samuel

Lost Boryslaw: Memories of a Galician Youth. New York: Vantage Press, 1977

Schiff, Meilech.

Out of the Ashes: The Story of a Survivor. Rosebern, Inc. New York, 1961.

The book has eyewitness accounts of life under the Nazis in eastern Galicia from 1941 to 1944

with several chapters on Drohobycz and clandestine photographs of Holocaust executions and

deportation in Drohobycz. Available from Research Dept., Holocaust Museum, Washington,


Thorne, Leon

Shtetl Memoirs: Jewish Life in Galicia under the Austro-Hungaian Empire and in the Reborn

Poland 1898-1939. Hoboken, N.J., 1985

Schoenfeld, Joachim

Längst Nicht Mehr Kosher, Die Geschichte einer Familie ( Czernin Verlag, Wien, 2005).

The story of the Erdheim family of Borysław and Drohobycz.

Erdheim, Claudia

Drohobycz, Drohobycz and Other stories : True Tales from the Holocaust and Life After. Trans.

Alicia Nitecki. New York: Pengun Books, 2001.

Grynberg, Henryk

Yidishe naftmagnatn (Coleccion Buenos Aires: Tsenṭral-farband fun poylishe yidn in

Argenṭine, 1954.

For an English translation, see  Valerie Schatzker, The Jewish Oil Magnates of Galiia, below.

Hirszhaut, Julien

Goat for Azazel. Philadelphia, PA : Xlibris, 1999

Russian Saga, Philadelphia, PA : Xlibris, 2000

Those Were the Days, Tovarish. Philadelphia, PA : Xlibris, 2003

Postcard from Truskawiec - Spa. Philadelphia, PA : Xlibris, 2006.

Lee, George

The Inn. Trans. Celina Wieniewska. London: Barrie and Jenkins, 1972

Stryjkowski, Julian

McCagg, William O, Jr

"The Suppressionof Galician Jewry," Hassidism and the Jewish Enlghtenment:The Confrontation in Galicia and Poland in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century (Philedelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1985). http://easteurotopo.org/articles/mahler-supression/

Wolanski, Sabina

Destined to Live: One Woman's War, Life, Lives Remembered . Pymble, N.S.W.:, Harper Collins,


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