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Baranów Sandomierski, Poland

Baranów 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: Wola Baranowska, Barniv, Barnov, Bornov, Baranov

Administrative District: Tarnobrzeg

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

  • Latitude-Longitude: 50°29' - 21°32'
  • Altitude: 515 ft. feet
  • 19.1 miles NNW of Kolbuszowa
  • 36.3 miles NW of Rzeszów
  • 9.5 miles SW of Tarnobrzeg
Jewish Population before the Holocaust: 1,491 (in 1890), 745 (in 1921)

History and Geography:

  • In present day Poland Baranów is in the Podkarpackie Województwo [ Province ], Tarnobrzeski Powiat [ County ], and is situated on the Vistula River and its right tributary the Babulowka River. Baranów Sandomierski is the seat of the Gmina [ Rural Administrative District ] which includes the city and commune of Baranów Sandomierski and the following villages / communities:  Dąbrowica, Knapy, Nagnajów, Skopanie, Wola Baranowska, Ślezaki. Baranow Sandomierski is situated on the Vistula River and its right tributary the Babulowka River.

  • Sefer Yizkor Baranov(Jerusalem 1964) - A Memorial To The Jewish Community Of Baranów . The entire Baranów Yizkor Book was scanned and all the pages can be viewed in the original format. With Permission of The New York Public Library, Dorot Jewish Division. 
  • Baranów Sandomierski - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Translation of the Table of Content of the: Sefer Yzkor Baranow

Baranów Cemetery:



Gesher Galicia Resources:


  • List of Baranów Martyrs.

  • Berlin (DDR) Trials, 1968: Rudolf Zimmermann received a life sentence for his participation, as translator and Gestapo employee, in the shooting of  hostages, in the deportation and selection of Jews, in individual and mass shootings and in acts of mishandling and statement extortion. In this way the accused took part in the murder of, at least, 1,239 Polish civilians and in the deportation of at least, 7,100 Jews. He killed 106 Jews single-handedly.

        Righteous Among the Nations

  • In the village of Ossala 8.1 miles W of Baranów: Jan Szlosser, 6 July 1943, was shot for helping to save Jews.


Photos and Postcards:

The People of Baranow:


Institutions and Organizations:

After Emigration:

Documents & Correspondence

Parnassa /Livelihood] - Making a living

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 Baranów. 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.

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