Rozwadów, Poland

Rozwadów, a small shtetl near the broadest part of the River San, once stood like a sentinel at the Northernmost point of Galicia. Rozwadów's Jewish life was ravaged by the hostilities of World War I and the Holocaust . Today, it adjoins the larger town of Stalowa Wola, robbed of its former Jewish identity and most records of its very existence. This site strives to restore memories/history of the Rozwadówers, the Jewish way of life the very roots to our own family backgrounds.

Rozwadów 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).



Shtetl Leader: Peter A. Dreifuss


Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 1,790

Administrative District:  Tarnobrzeg

Subdistrict - Judicial / Tax District:  Rozwadów


From the Yizkor Book:


    Righteous Gentiles



  • The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe.  Type in the name of your town.
  • Jewish Records Indexing - Poland and JewishGen “All Poland Database”.This is a multiple database search facility, The “All Poland Database” enables researchers to find indices to vital and  related records from the independent JRI-Poland database as  well as entries from other databases.  The combined databases have more than 6.75 million entries for individuals living in areas now or formerly in Poland.  The database is a work in progress, and new entries are being added regularly. 
  • Logan J. Kleinwaks Galicia Genealogy Indexer

Gesher Galicia Resources:

Photos & Postcards:


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The People of Rozwadów:



Memories, Reminiscences and Anecdotes:

Jewish Life in Rozwadów:

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Community Leaders and Memorable People:

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After Emigration:

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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 Rozwadów. 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.

The author would like to extend great gratitude to Susana Leistner Bloch for her dedication, fortitude and vision in bringing this project to light.  A special thanks are extended to a great man, Sidney Garfinkel, whose family emigrated from Rozwadów beginning in 1911 and to my father Leonard Dreifuss for instilling my interest in Jewish Genealogy-among his many achievements.  I also am very indebted to Jewishgen for making this small contribution possible.

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Web Master: Neil Emmer
Coordinator: Susana Leistner Bloch

Compiled by Susana Leistner Bloch.


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Last updated: August 2, 2019