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  • Frimet Kreinik (c.1862 - c.1942)
    Frimet Kreinik nee Neppel was born in Sedziszow_Malopolski, Poland to Yaakov and Pinia. She was a shop owner and married to Tuvia. Prior to WWII she lived in Sedziszow Malopolski, Poland. During the wa...
  • Zalmon Kreinik (1867 - 1933)
    Solomon Kreinik died 12 Jan 1933, aged 72, Manhattan DCert #1337 Deborah had listed him as born in Dec 1867. What is the source for that? Barrie Kreinik, 3/9/2012: "He immigrated in March of 1884.....
  • Joseph (Yussel Flum) Kreinik (1868 - 1937)
    Stanley Kreinik, Mar 11, 2013. Joseph Flum lived in Harlem. He had a chauffeur and once gave Stanley a $5 bill in 1936. He couldn't read or write, but was very successful in business. Sylvia Wright Wou...
  • Manny Kreinik (1904 - 1975)
    Name: Manny Kreinik SSN: 059-10-1166 Last Residence: 10001 New York, New York, New York, United States of America Born: 21 May 1904 Died: Aug 1975 State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951) Can...
  • Morris Kreinik (1897 - 1966)
    MORRIS KREINIK was born February 2, 1897, received a New York Social Security number, 099-03-6412, and died June 1966. Further matching shows him born: Feb 2 1897 Ruth Kreinik, Feb 24, 2013:"When I...

The Wikipedia page is

Distinguish from the smaller city of Sędziszów, 35 miles N of Kraków, 31 miles SW of Kielce (Kieltz), 6 miles NW of Wodzisław.

50°04' N 21°42' E 154 mi SSE of Warszawa

This project is under the umbrella Jewish Communities of Poland. I started a Google Group called Sędziszów Małopolski Study Group.

Tomasz Kocur Malec is working on restoring the Jewish Cemetery.

Stanley Kreinik writes 28 July 2016: "Saturday Aug.13 coincides with the Jewish date the tenth of Av. On that Jewish date in1943 the entire Jewish community approximately 800 Jews in Shendeshiv were murdered. Half by gassing in a mobile trucks and half shot in a mass grave in the Jewish cemetery. I spoke to the grandfather of Kleinman, who was an eyewitness to the massacre."

JewishGen has a forum for the Kolbuszowa Region Research Group(KRRG).

Maps and historical information at David's blog.


Stanley Diamond of JRI-Poland wrote:

"Hi David:

Sadly, there are no surviving Jewish vital records for the town. (Sędziszów Małopolski)

However, there are records for a number of nearby and not so nearby towns in which there are references to Sędziszów

Do you have ties to any nearby towns?


Stanley Diamond, Montreal (☎514-484-0100)

Executive Director, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland, Inc.

Coordinator, Ostrow Mazowiecka Research Family

President, Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal"


So we have some challenges and some places to start and some people to work with.

Update from Susan Wynne, Feb 14, 2014: When readers have questions about where Jewish Galician records are stored, they can refer to numerous posts on the subject in the SIG digest archives. They can also consult my book, "The Galitzianers: The Jews of Galicia, 1772-1918," for a more comprehensive review of how Jewish vital records were collected and stored. In brief, the Austrian government structured things so that every religious community in the territories they governed was essentially self-governing. The Jewish community of Galicia was broken up into regional administrative centers, usually with sub-administrative centers. Elected representatives and paid staff oversaw most if not all of the Jewish affairs in the district.

After 1877, the Jewish community had the authority to collect and store vital records. Previously, that authority was given to the church but, in reality, this only happened in a small number of cities.

Sedziszow was a subdistrict in the district of Ropczyce. To my knowledge, all vital records for the district were destroyed or lost.

I know that there are still people out there who want to believe that there are scattered Jewish records in amongst the Catholic records of Galicia. Years and years ago, I fully explored this issue and found no evidence that this was the case. Where the church kept Jewish records pre-1877, they were maintained separately and then bound in books. Indexes to those records and, sometimes, the records themselves, are part of the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database. As I said, the church kept the records only in a handful of the larger cities.

Suzan Wynne

Aleisa Fishman.... wrote:

<<I'm trying to find birth/marriage/death records for my FISCHMANN and MANDEL relatives from Sedziszow Malipolski, Galicia. I understand that the Jewish records are gone from the town, but perhaps they were sent (or copies were sent) to a county seat? Could the records be part of local church records?....>>

JewishGen's Kahila Kolbuszowa Region Research Group has a webpage for Sedziszów Malopolski.

Translation of “Sedziszow” chapter from Pinkas Hakehillot Polin gives an overview of the history.


Gersher Galicia has a web page for Sedziszow Malopolski. This one lists email addresses, names and phone numbers of researchers interested in the town.

David Jacobowitz posted some research notes, including a link to a web-cam.

The Jewish Cemetery had been destroyed and there are efforts to clean it up:


Please post comments and suggestions of where to find more information about the families from here and add profiles to the project.

Susana Leistner Bloch posted her travel notes and photos.

Last names in the directory include familiar family names: Wilner, Zweifach, Kreinik, Neppel.

Since families from the same town would form societies for burial and other functions, you can search for SENDIZOW GALICIAN in the society search box at Mount Hebron Cemetery.

I called the cemetery on Dec 2 2013, and found that the Society is no longer active. The last activity was in 1997 by Rabbi Pinches Horowitz and a man named Tenzer. There are three Tenzers under the Society search for RZESZOWER.

The Shindishover Relief Landsmanshaft held a Dinner Dance in 1945. There is a photo and links to more information. Perhaps you will recognize faces and names of some of the large number of attendees, and from there trace back to Sędziszów Małopolski.