Błażowa, Poland


Błażowa is included in the Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG). Shtetlach were interwoven together like a tapestry and the Jewish people of neighboring shtetlach linked by marriages, trade and marketing. They shared schools, cemeteries, kosher butchers, bakers and more. Smaller shtetlach registered their birth, marriages and death in a nearby larger shtetl. One should research the neighboring area as well as an individual shtetl. The KRRG web site has resources and information that is relevant to many shtetlach. To search for family links and learn more about neighboring shtetlach, please visit the Kolbuszowa Region Research Group (KRRG).

Variant shtetl names: Blazev, Blazow, Blazhowa, Blażowa Dolna, Bluzhow, Bluzhov

KRRG Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Administrative District: Rzeszów

Judicial / Tax District (Subdistrict): Blazowa, or Tyczyn - depending on the time period

  • Latitude-Longitude: 49°53' - 22°06'
  • Altitude: 931 ft. feet
  • 29.3 miles SSE of Kolbuszowa
  • 12.3 miles SSE of Rzeszów
  • 6.5 miles SSE of Tyczyn
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 930

History and Geography:

  • In present day Poland Błażowa is in the Podkarpackie Województwo [ Province ],  Rzeszowski Powiat [ County ]. Błażowa  is the seat of the Gmina [ Rural Administrative District ] which includes the city and commune of Błażowa and the following villages / communities: Białka, Błażowa Dolna, Futoma, Kąkolówka, Lecka, Nowy Borek, Piatkowa.
  • Translation of Slownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego Entry
  • Translation of Pinkas Hakehillot entry for Błażowa.


  • View Błażowa via Google

  • View Błażowa via Topographical and 1910 Military maps

  • 3rd Military Mapping Survey of Austria-Hungary showing Błażowa

Błażowa Cemetery



  • On 26 June 1941 the remaining Jews of Błażowa were forcibly moved to the 
    Rzeszów Ghetto.  They joined Jews from nearby villages and shared their fate. 
    Some were shot on the streets of Rzeszów, others deported to forced-labour   
    camps or shot in Glogów Forest or transported Belzec extermination camp
    (July 7 - 18 1942) where they were gassed on arrival.

  • Auschwitz Death Books entry:
    From the Death Books (Sterbebücher) of Auschwitz Concentration Camp prisoners.
    Name: GOLDSAND, Pinkas
    Place of Residence:
    Niort, France
    b.1907-04-30 (Blazowa), died 1942-10-17, denomination: mosaisch


Gesher Galicia Resources:

The People of Błażowa:


Links and Databases:

When searching the links below, please remember that many towns in Poland have the same name. Make sure that the information you find refers to the shtetl you are researching.

  • Search for Błażowa. The Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen "All Poland Database" is a multiple database search facility, which incorporates all of the following databases:
    JRI -Poland,  Yizkor Book Necrologies, JewishGen Family Finder )JGFF), JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR), 1891 Galicia Business Directory, 1929 Polish Business Directory, 1890-1891 New York Immigrants from Poland, Austria and Galicia, JG Discussion Group Archives, SIG Mailing List Archives and much much more.
  • Search for any surname and /or town.
  • the "Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation Eastern European Archival Database" to see where some vital records are.

Local Contact for Błażowa:

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