The Jews of Kraków
and its Surrounding Towns
What's New on the Kraków Website?
Below is a list of new or amended pages appearing on the Kraków
They are listed in reverse chronological order.
- Bochnia Conference: Conference on Jews of Bochnia held in Bochnia.
- Kataster: New project to obtain a HUGE database covering a period of an entire century.
- Bochnia: Yet another addition to our series on Kraków's surrounding shtetls.
- News Item - Restoration in
Kraków An article from London's Jewish Chronicle
- News Item - Ellis Island
Project: A new project to gather all Ellis Island arrivals from Kraków
- News Item - Rabbi Lau:
Israeli Chief Rabbi Lau receives long-lost photos from the Kraków Research
Item - Yotzei Kraków: Annual Report of the "Yotzei Kraków" Organization.
- Kraków Jewish News: A
new link for up-to-date news about events dealing with Kraków Jewry. Go
to 'Home & Admin' in our menu at top left of screen.
- Rabbi Fraenkel-Teumim:
A collection of documents belonging to Rabbi Simche Alter Fraenkel-Teumim
- the chief Rabbi of Kraków and Skawina in early 20th century.
- Niepolomice Memorial
Updated explanation and history about this memorial.
- Its All Relative A new interactive tool to
demonstrate relationships, kinship numbers and more. Access this via the
menu at the top of the page.
- Jewish Colonial
Trust Help find Kraków shareholders (or their inheritors) who are
entitled to claim from this company.
- Balaban Book:
Description of the new Hebrew edition of this, the most important
historical book on Kraków.
- kehilalinks/Kraków apologizes for being offline for the last
week of April. The problems were beyond our control, and due to Kehilalinks
changing over to a new server.
Testimonies New list of 450 Holocaust survivors who submitted
testimony about the atrocities they witnessed and experienced. Most include
date and place of birth.
- Helpful Tools Handy tools such as calendar
conversions, Soundex calculations, Polish pronunciation and Polish
numerology. These can be accessed via the menu at the top of this page
Life in Kraków: A link to the Virtual
Cinema of Stephen Spielberg's Jewish Film Archives. Provides an
idea of how our ancestors might have lived in Kraków before the Holocaust.
This 10 minute film clip was taken in 1939.
- Association of
Cracovians in Israel: Details about this organization
- Kazimierz Map:
Modern-day map of Kazimierz showing house numbers.
- Removal of Databases Our
databases are now in the process of being moved to the main JewishGen site.
This will enable the names in all databases to be searched by a single
click. We have no idea when the data will appear on JewishGen, but we hope
it will be soon. Unfortunately, the kehilalinks server doesn't have the CPU
(processing) power to handle database searches, and we have no option other
than to move sites.
- Kraków Survivors One
of our biggest databases (over 10,000 names) of those who survived the
Holocaust and were either born in Kraków, lived in Kraków after the war, or
else owned property in Kraków.
- Kraków Regional Map
Modern day map of nearby towns.
- All data shown in the Jewish
of Citizenship, 1929 Directory, and 1935
Directory webpages have been converted into searchable databases.
This is now more user-friendly, is quicker to download, and allows one to
search the individual's plus his parents' surnames.
Refugees in Vilna List of 175 Kraków Jews who fled to Vilna in ~1939.
- Feldblyum Collection Collection
of early Kraków images
- New Hebrew section. The main menu now has a link to
our Hebrew section. There are numerous Hebrew documents dealing with Kraków
which we would like to make available on this site. Translation of such
documents is an immense task and beyond the scope of our many volunteers, so
we are faced with the task of omitting these documents completely, or else
making it available in Hebrew. Lilly Haber and Miriam Romm have been
instrumental in getting this Hebrew section started. (We also have many
Hebrew-speaking viewers, and this section will be of prime benefit to them).
We intend to add a Polish section for our Polish viewers in the near future.
- Postcards from Kraków
Several pre-WWII cards donated by S. Leistner Bloch
Status List of 2,500 names of Jews living in Kraków, ca. 1942. See page for
of Citizenship List of almost 1,500 Jews who relinquished their Polish
citizenship in order to emigrate. This is a joint collaboration project with
the Kraków Archives.
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Updated March 12, 2020
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