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Jewish Families of Pobiedziska (formerly Pudewitz Prussia)

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  • Jacob Galland (c.1818 - d.)
    SOURCES: 1870 United States Federal Census 1880 United States Federal Census New York, New York, U.S., Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948 Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968
  • Max Knobloch (1883 - c.1883)
    Pobiedziska (Registry office) - death certificate, year 1883, Księga zgonów Max Knobloch (3 weeks), parents: Bernhard Knobloch, Auguste Klapper Other people appearing in the document: Abraham Karpe...
  • Stillborn Knobloch (1880 - 1880)
    Translated from the original German: "Pudewitz on November 11, 1880 Before the undersigned registrar appeared today, according to his personality known, the merchant Bernhard Knobloch, resident in P...
  • Hermann Knobloch (1877 - d.)
    See Leo Baeck Institute, Rudolph Simonis Collection for name of spouse Margareta Heuschaff.
  • Ernestine Husch (1869 - d.)
    Sons born in Pudewicz.

Pobiedziska [p%C9%94b%CA%B2%C9%9B%CB%88d%CD%A1%CA%91iska] (German: Pudewitz) is a town in Poznań County, Poland, with 8,209 inhabitants as of the year 2004. It is also the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Pobiedziska.

Yad Vashem records 105 individuals from or connected to Pudewitz that perished in the Holocaust.

From International Jewish Cemetery Project:

"POBIEDZISKA: Wielkopolskie PDF Print E-mail Alternate names: Pobiedziska [Pol], Pudewitz [Ger]. 52°28' N, 17°18' E, 14 miles ENE of Poznań (Posen). Jewish population: 84 (in 1880). Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), VIII, pp. 340-42: "Pobiedziska". Gmina Pobiedziska is an urban-rural administrative district in Poznań powiat in Greater Poland Voivodeship, in west-central Poland with its seat is the town of Pobiedziska, 27 km (17 mi) NEof the regional capital Poznań. The gmina 2006 total population was 16,382 (town Pobiedziska: 8,329). Apart from the town of Pobiedziska, the gmina contains the villages and settlements of Bednary, Biskupice, Bociniec, Borowo-Młyn, Bugaj, Czachurki, Główna, Gołunin, Góra, Jankowo, Jerzykowo, Jerzyn, Kocanowo, Kociałkowa Górka, Kołata, Kowalskie, Krześlice, Łagiewniki, Latalice, Podarzewo, Polska Wieś, Pomarzanowice, Promno, Pruszewiec, Stara Górka, Stęszewko, Tuczno, Uzarzewo-Huby, Wagowo, Węglewo, Wójtostwo, Wronczyn, Zbierkowo and Złotniczki.

The first Jewish settlers arrived at the end of the 17th century and started inns, stores and dress shops at the market square. No trace of the red brick, Neo-Gothic synagogue remains because after 1918, the Jews started to leave the village for America, Germany, and Palestine. The last Jew died in 1935; two years later Poles tore down the closed synagogue. [June 2009]

CEMETERY: photo. In the old district of Poznan at ul 22 Stycznia at the foot of the nunnery of the Sisters of Sacre-Coeur, the cemetery was established in the 18th century. The now well-maintained, fenced area holds 24 19th century gravestones. Matzevot are two types: sarcophagi and simple gravestones with a stylized form of traditional pillar crowned by a full arc and topped with straight or flattened pyramid. In the cemetery is a monument shaped as an antique temple. Inscriptions are both in the Hebrew and German. The oldest nun remembers how the Nazis demolished the wall surrounding the cemetery using the German settlers to take the gravestones. Locals, who stole the matzevot for a bridge to the lake, did the rest of the damage to the cemetery after the war. Young people played among them. A few matzevot are in the Catholic cemetery reused for other burials. Someone diving in lake Dobra found a marble matzevot fragment. Later a gravestones was found with Hebrew inscriptions. Under the supervision of Krzysztof Robakowski, chairman of the Society of Divers and Rescuers "Podwodniak", divers found gravestones dating from the 18th century. Robakowski informed the Jewish community in Poznan of the find and searched for other matzevot. Local villagers showed where other tombstones were located. Dvers found and brought out over twenty matzevot so far. . Formal re-opening of the cemetery took place on July 22, 2002 attended by local authorities, residents of Pobiedziska, rabbis from Warsaw and Lodz, Catholic representatives, Archbishop Stanislaw Gądeckiego, and Israeli ambassador Shevach Weiss. Photos. Photos. [June 2009] US Commission No. POCE000436 (Alternate name: Pudewitz in German) Pobiedziska is located in the province of Poznaiskie at 52º2817º18, 28 km from Pozania. The cemetery is located at 22 Stycznia Street. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with no Jews. Local: Urzad Miasta I Gminy Pobiedziska, ul. Shierciewskiego 5, tel. 164. Regional: Wojewodzki Konserwator Zabytkow, 61-716 Poznan, ul. Kosciuszki 93, tel. 696464.

1921 Jewish population was 24, 0.7%. Conservative and Progressive/Reform Jews used the cemetery, about 0.5 km away from the congregation. The isolated suburban area by water has no sign or marker. A broken masonry wall without gate surrounds it. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. 1-20 gravestones, some not in original location with less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 1831. The tombstones are made of granite and are rough stones or boulders with inscriptions in Hebrew. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site. and is used for animal grazing. The cemetery is located opposite the church cloister. Compared to 1939, its boundaries enclose the same area. It was vandalized during W.W.II. No maintenance. There are very serious security, weather erosion, pollution, and vandalism threats. Vegetation is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Pwiewski Stascomi, Poznan, ul. Prybyszevoskiego 97/4 completed survey in August 1991 and visited the cemetery in 1990. A 1940 German map was used. Last Updated on Thursday, 25 June 2009 17:14" Accessed June 17, 2016

Luft, The NaturalizedJews of the Grand Duchy of Posen in 1834 and 1835, Revised Edition, 2004, published by Avotaynu, lists 15 individuals who became citizens in this time period in Pudewitz which belonged to the county of Schroda as did neighboring towns of Schroda (19 people on the list), Santomysl (55) and Kostezyn (3).

Itzig Ball, 11/7/1834 Handelsmann Tradesman

Juda Golland 11/7/1834 Handelsmann

Itzig Golland 11/7/1834 Handelsmann

Baruch Golland 11/7/1834 Schänker Bartender

Samuel Herzfeld 11/7/1834 Schätr. u Rabi Kosher Butcher and Rabbi

Fabisch Krayn 11/7/1834 Kaufmann Businessman trader merchant

Machol Krayn 11/7/1834 Wundarzt General Practitioner

Gustav Lewinsohn 11/7/1834 Kaufmann

Moritz Licht 11/7/1834 Handelsmann

Moses Licht 11/7/1834 Handelsmann

Pincus Licht 11/7/1834 Handelsmann