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  • Jewish Families of Kozienice, Poland

    This project is dedicated to commemorating the once vibrant and influential Jewish community of Kozienice "Koznitz" in Poland. The goal of this project is to identify and catalogue all of the Jewish families that lived in Kozienice prior to the destruction of the Jewish community during World War II. From Wikipedia: Kozienice [kɔʑɛˈɲit͡sɛ] (Y...

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  • The Broniatowski Family Legacy

    ... and has filled him with a divine spirit of wisdom, insight and knowledge in all craftsmanship. -- (Exodus 35:30-31) The Broniatowski family from Czestochowa, Poland, included innkeepers, weavers, and soap makers as well as prominent figures in medical research, science and the arts. During the Second World War, a family book, containing the history and origins of the Broniatow...

  • Jewish Families of Kraków (Poland)

    Krakow was one of the largest Jewish centers in Poland/Galicia. Founded before the end of the first millennium, the city of Krakow (Cracow), located today in southern Poland, served as the seat of the Piast Dynasty and eventually as the capital of the Polish Kingdom until the early 17th century. After the third partition of Poland in 1795, Krakow became the seat of Galicia province in the A...

  • Lodz Ghetto גטו לודז

    The Łódź Ghetto (German: Ghetto Litzmannstadt ) was the second-largest ghetto (after the Warsaw Ghetto) established for Jews and Roma in German-occupied Poland. Situated in the town of Łódź and originally intended as a temporary gathering point for Jews, the ghetto was transformed into a major industrial centre, providing much needed supplies for Nazi...

  • Geni Polska

    Zapraszamy do uczestniczenia w projekcie Geni Polska - który ma na celu skupienie jak największej liczby polskich użytkowników Geni w celu lepszej i wydajniejszej współpracy! W przypadku jakichkolwiek pytań kliknij tutaj . For English language, please see In English thread in Geni Polska message board. Członków prosimy o zaprasz...

  • Holocaust in Poland

    The Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland took the lives of three million Polish Jews, destroying an entire civilization. Poles represented the largest number of people who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. To date, 6,135 Poles have been awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations by the State of Israel 700 of which received their awards posthumously. Between October 1939 and July 1942 a sy...

  • Jewish Communities of Poland

    This is an umbrella project for the Jewish communities historically associated with Poland- this includes the Russian Pale, Congress Poland, Galicia and parts of Prussia. NOTE THE LIST BELOW IS NOT ALL INCLUSIVE AND IS IN PROGRESS OF DEVELOPMENT. There were over 1000 Jewish communities in Poland and what was at one point or another historically associated with Poland. If you need assistance...

  • Jewish Families of Łódź, Poland

    Lodz Ghetto גטו לודז

  • Katyń 1940

    KATYN Wersja 'robocza' projektu. Pomordowani w Katyniu i okolicach na wiosnę 1940r. Please add profiles of Polish officers who were murdered in Katyn area (including i.e. Kharkiv, Mednoye, Ostashkiv) in the spring of 1940. The Katyn massacre, also known as the Katyn Forest massacre, was a mass execution of Polish nationals carried out by the People's Commissariat for Internal Affai...

  • Warsaw Ghetto גטו ורשה

    The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest ghetto in all of Nazi occupied Europe, with over 400,000 Jews crammed into an area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), or 7.2 persons per room.From there, about 254,000 Ghetto residents were sent to Treblinka extermination camp during the two months of summer 1942. The sheer death-toll among the Jewish inhabitants of the Ghetto during the Großaktion ...

  • Brody is no more

    'In celebration of the town of Brody, Austria , present day Ukraine , and the people who came from there, particularly those who died in the Holocaust. Please add your ancestors or heroes from Brody to the project. You can do so by "following" the project first, then "add a profile to project" from the "more actions" menu. The Jewish community of Brody (district city in Lviv (Lvov) regi...

  • Virtuti Militari

    The Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari (War Order of Virtuti Militari) (Latin for "For Military Valour") is Poland's highest military decoration for heroism and courage in the face of the enemy at war. It was created in 1792 by Poland's King Stanisław August Poniatowski and is one of the oldest military decorations in the world still in use. Order Virtuti Militari (łac. Męstw...

  • Jewish Families of Nowy Wisnicz

    Background The area of Nowy Wiśnicz was a monastic village that had existed since the 8th century. The first Jews settled down in this village in 1606. After being banished from Bochnia, they were offered assistance by the village owners called Lubomirscy. In 1613, Nowy Wiśnicz became the property of Stanisław Lubomirski, who was the governor of the Cracow Province. In 16...

  • Jewish Families of Grodzisk Mazowiecki

    This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland. Grodzisk Mazowiecki is a town located 30 km. southwest of Warsaw. The town had a Jewish community and it had been the center of the Hasidic Grodzhisk dynasty, (Grodzisk Mazowiecki being pronounced as "Grodzhisk" in Yiddish.) Grodzisk was the birthplace of Kalonymus Kalman Shapira (1889-1943), also kno...

  • Kashubian History and Culture; Kaszubi / Historia i Kultura Kaszubów

    Kashubian History and Culture This project is to focus on the history of the Kashubian people and their unique culture, traditions and language. Kashubians are not German nor Polish. Since 2005, the Kashubian language enjoys legal protection by the Polish government as a minority language. Kashubian is taught in Polish schools and is found on many street signs in the region. Historians and ...

  • Jewish Families of Chorostkow (Khorostkiv, Ukraine)

    The purpose of this project is to identify and connect all of the Jewish families of the small town of Chorostkow. Chorostkow, now called Khorostkiv is located between Husiatyn and Kopyczynce, on the banks of the River Taina in the Ternopil Oblast of the Ukraine in what was once Galician Podolia. The village was granted the rights of a small town by local magnate named Siamianski who invited ...

  • Prezydenci RP - Presidents of the Republic of Poland

    The President of the Republic of Poland (Polish: Prezydent Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, shorter form: Prezydent RP) is the Polish head of state. His or her rights and obligations are determined in the Constitution of Poland. The President of the Republic of Poland is the head of state, the supreme representative of Poland in the international arena. He has executive authority. He has a right to...

  • Order Orła Białego - Order of the White Eagle

    The Order of the White Eagle (Polish: Order Orła Białego) is Poland's highest decoration awarded to both civilians and the military for their merits. It was officially instituted on November 1, 1705 by Augustus II the Strong and bestowed on eight of his supporters: four Polish magnates, three Russian field marshals (including Peter Lacy), and one Cossack hetman. Order Orł...

  • Prymasi Polski - Primates of Poland

    Prymas Polski – tytuł przysługujący urzędującym arcybiskupom gnieźnieńskim od 1417, podkreślający ich pierwszeństwo w polskim episkopacie. LIST OF PRIMATES OF POLAND: Mikołaj Trąba 1417 – 1422 Wojciech Jastrzębiec 1423 – 1436 Wincenty Kot z Dębna 1436 – 1448 W&...

  • Reichbart Family

    Reichbart Family from Lodz, Poland See extensive family tree chart under Project Document's liink upper right. The Reichbart s originated in the shtetls surrounding Lodz, Poland. My wife, Barbara Melmed nee Goldstein (formerly Nathan) is descended from a Reichbart (Barbara's mother's mother's mother was Mary Reichbart). As far as I can determine, all Reichbarts are related, alth...

  • Order Zasługi RP - Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland

    The Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (Polish: Order Zasługi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) is a Polish order awarded to those who have rendered great service to the Polish nation. It is granted to foreigners or Poles resident abroad and as such is a traditional 'diplomatic order'. It was created in 1974. Order Zasługi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej – cywilne odznaczenie pa&#...

  • Pomerania Province, Poland

    This project is for exploring various people and families from Pomerania Province, Poland Sources: Pomeranian Genealogical Association

  • Hitler's Foreign Divisions: Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen-SS 1940-1945

    Main information and table of contents taken from the book: Hitler's Foreign Divisions: Foreign Volunteers in the Waffen-SS 1940-1945, by Chris Bishop, Amber Books Ltd., London, United Kingdom, c. 2005. Book Introduction. "Even today, more than six decades after the outbreak of World War II, it still seems incredible that thousands of men whose countries had been conquered by the Nazis should...

  • Lipinski Family / Lipinski Rodzina

    Hi and welcome! This page is for those who are descended from the Lipinski family from Pomerania or who are connected to it in some way. If you have information you are more than welcome to add it and feel free to ask questions. Witam serdecznie! Ta strona jest dla tych, którzy są potomkami rodziny Lipińskiego z Pomorza lub które są z nim związane...

  • Jewish Community of Bochnia

    Bochnia is located in southern Poland, in the Malopolskie Province (Lesser Poland). Since the first partition of Poland, Bochnia was under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. According to the administrative division from 1918-1939, Bochnia was the seat of the Bochnia County which was part of Kraków Province. History Bochnia is one of the oldest towns in Poland and was first me...

  • Premierzy RP - Prime Ministers of the Republic of Poland

    Prime Ministers of the Republic of Poland (1918-1939): 0. Ignacy Daszyński 14 listopada 1918-17 listopada 1918 1. Jędrzej Moraczewski 18 listopada 1918 16 stycznia 1919 2. Ignacy Jan Paderewski 18 stycznia 1919 27 listopada 1919 3. Leopold Skulski 13 grudnia 1919 9 czerwca 1920 4. Wincenty Witos nie utworzył rządu 10 czerwca 1920 23 czerwca 1920 5...

  • Alexander Rabbinical Dynasty

    The Aleksander chasidic movement flourished in Poland from 1880 until it was decimated by Nazi Germany during World War II. Now nearly extinct, the Aleksander Hasidim (also written as Alexander) were the second largest Hasidic group in pre-Holocaust Poland, centered in the small village of Alexander (or in Polish, Aleksandrów Łódzki) near Łódź. Today Al...

  • Grand Dukes of Lithuania

    The Grand Dukes of Lithuania, c1200 - 1569 From King Mindaugas to Sigismund III. The state of Lithuania formed in 1230s, when threatened by the Livonian Order in the north and the Teutonic Knights in the west, Baltic tribes united under Mindaugas leadership. He became the only crowned king of Lithuania. His state became known as Grand Duchy of Lithuania. After Grand Duke Jogaila becam...

  • Milwaukee Polonia

    Roll Out the Barrel. We'll Have a Barrel of Fun! Our purposes are to explore our common Milwaukee heritage, link together our family trees, maybe learn a little of Milwaukee history, and above all, have fun doing it. Please visit our Milwaukee Polonia Project Blog for more information, including a list of family names known to be connected, and a FAQ section . Overview: For over 150 yea...

  • Tutak Family

    Calling all Tutaks - let's find out how we are all related! Earliest known ancestor: Jan Tutak 1796-1878

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  • Arbeitslager Riese

    THE “COMPLEX RIESE” Extensive construction work on a number of underground shelters and tunnels took place in the Owl Mountains (a part of the Giant Mountains) between 1943 and 1945. The exact purpose of these facilities remains unclear even today. German sources suggest that they were supposed to be turned into a huge underground shelter covering more than 35 square kilometres,...