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Jewish Families of Babimost (formerly Bomst)

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  • Theodor Thefel Biram (1846 - 1898)
    Bemerkungen:(notes) Eltern (parents) Geschwister (siblings) Vater: (father) Salomon BIRAM 19.11.1816 in Grätz + 03.01.1887 in Dresden Theodor Thefel BIRAM * 1846 in Bomst, + 1898 Max BIRAM * ...
  • Salomon Biram (1816 - 1887)
    Sourced from the biography of his son Dr. Biram. Father Salomon, mother Johanna Redlich Biram. Additional details validate birth in Gratz in 1816 and death in Dresden in 1887 sourced from Jews in the...
  • Johanna Biram (deceased)
    Source: Biograph of Dr. Biram, her son, indicates his mother was Johanna Biram nee Redlich. There was a family of Redlich in Bomst for many years. See Callmann Redlich or Salomon Redlich.
  • Salomon Redlich (1845 - d.)
    Source: Jews in the Family Database in the German Reich. www.online-ofb.de Accessed September 11, 2019.

Babimost [baˈbʲimɔst] (German: Bomst) is a small town in Poland in the Lubusz Voivodeship, Zielona Gora County.

Area: 3,6 km², Population: 4,300 (2001), City rights: 1397.

Until 1945 Babimost (German: Bomst) was part of Germany. In 1871 the town had 2272 inhabitants, of whom 1042 were Catholics (mostly Poles), 1070 were Evangelical Lutherans (mostly Germans) and 160 Jewish. After the territorial changes following World War I, the town lay on the border with Poland; although remaining with Germany, up to a third of its residents were Poles.

The inhabitants were shoe manufacturers, linen producers and hop (beer) and wine producers. Between 1818 and 1938 Babimost was administrative centre of the Kreis Bomst. In 1939 1950 inhabitants were registered as citizens of the town, of whom 600 were ethnic Polish. Source Wikipedia 2015.

In 1946 all German inhabitants had been expelled by force; the Potsdam Conference had given the town to the People's Republic of Poland.

Town birth, death, marriage and some community records and data on microfilm from the Family History Library includes three different films. These are 1273157, 474924 and 474931. These are in the German language. They are indexed in the IAJGS database on JewishGen but no details from the films themselves are shown, only film numbers.

This town is also mentioned on the Jewish Records Indexing site at www.jri-polan.org A complete list of all births, deaths and marriages is awaiting more work on the original books in the files of the government. In the meantime census and other documents are being made available online.

In 2016 additional data came online at the Poznan Project, an extraction of Civil Registry of Marriages in the Posen area in the 1800's. The entry point is here: http://poznan-project.psnc.pl/index.php?langen#prettyPhoto

Rabbi's born in Babimost

From the Biographical Index of Rabbi's BHR1 published by the Steinheim Institute in Germany we find two Rabbi's who were born in Bomst but left to practice in other towns. Dr. Peter Buchholz was born in Babimost on October 2, 1837. He was a Rabbi at Emden in 1892. Dr. Max Biram was born in Babimost on January 1, 1853. He became a Rabbi in Hirschburg in 1916. I suggest you look directly at it at this site: http://www.steinheim-institut.de/dbs/rabbiner-index/query.html You may also refer to the Biographical Handbook of the Rabbi's (BHR), in Germany, at the same site.

From Yad Vashem we find 25 people who were born in Bomst who were murdered in the Holocaust, most lived in Berlin.

This site offers a comprehensive history of the town and the Jewish presence up until the end due to WW2. See here: http://www.sztetl.org.pl/en/article/babimost/5,history/

As of May 2018 on Geni the known names of the people living in Babimost, mostly in the 1800's, included: Berwin, Cohn, Buchholz, Lowenthal, Ascher, Steinbuch, Meyer, Biesenthal, Bornstein, Goldstein, Pinner, Mühlberg, Gerechter, Piasecki, Boldes, Grossmann, Fleischmann, Fleischer, Goldberg and Grossman

Additional Details of the Town are here:

http://www.xn--jdische-gemeinden-22b.de/index.php/gemeinden/a-b/2192-bomst-schlesien

A photo essay of the present day town is available here:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Babimost