List of Lwow Holocaust Victims
(Lviv, Ukraine)

49°50' / 24°00'

Written by: Peretz Zohar

Unpublished




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Acknowledgments

Project Coordinator and Translator

Eva Florsheim



Our sincere appreciation to Peretz Zohar, of the Lviv Landmanshaften in Israel,
for permission to put this material on the JewishGen web site.

This is a translation from: "List of Lwow Holocaust Victims", a personal compilation by Peretz Zohar.


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In Memory

 

IN MEMORY OF

THE HOLY ONES FROM THE CITY OF LWOW AND THE SURROUNDINGS

THE UNIDENTIFIED WHOSE NAMES ARE NOT KNOWN

AND FROM WHOSE FAMILIES NOBODY SURVIVED TO COMMEMORATE THEM

WHO DIED DIFFERENT AND UNUSUAL DEATHS IN THE HANDS OF THE NAZIS AND THEIR UKRAINIAN AND POLISH HELPERS

MAY THEIR SOULS BE BOUND UP IN THE BOND OF LIFE

WITH ALL THE SOULS OF ISRAEL

FOREVER AND EVER

 

 

 

FORMER CITIZENS OF LWOW AND SURROUNDINGS IN ISRAEL

ALEPH CHESHWAN TASHNAZ

(OCTOBER 14th 1996)

 


 

IN MEMORY OF

DR. YECHESKEL LEVIN

The G-d
				will revenge his blood

Rabbi of the Tempel Synagogue in Lwow; a great preacher and an outstanding Zionist; member of the presidency of the General Zionist Histadrut of Eastern Galicia; president of the Keren Kayemet LeIsrael; editor of the weekly "Ofinia";

a devoted and brave shepherd for his flock.

He gave his life on KIDDUSH HASHEM sanctifying the name of the G-d of Israel, for the Jews of Lwow.

He was murdered by the Nazis in the courtyard of the "Brigidki" prison in Lwow after he was arrested returning from a visit to the Metropolitan Szeptycki [Bishop] , who he had demanded to intervene to stop the bloodshed the Ukrainians were carrying out on the Jewish population. He refused to accept the sanctuary offered to him by the Metropolitan and left his palace straight into the hands of death.

 

May his Soul be Bound Up in the Bond of Life.


Introduction

The following lists were donated by Mr. Zohar Peretz of the Lviv landsmanschaft in Israel and put into computer format by Eva Florsheim of Israel. The names were provided by relatives who wanted to memorialize their dead loved ones. The list was written by a Torah scribe in "Torah style" Hebrew.

Mr. Peretz organized the compilation and the indexes. Please be advised that this list in no way is a complete list of all the martyrs in Lviv. It is only a special memorial list. Therefore, names not on the list will not be added.

These are the original lists:

  1. A necrology originally of about 90 pages with approximately 20 names to a page. Each set of records has an index number. This VICTIMS' LIST is now translated and rearranged alphabetically according to the victim's surname, making the two following lists less important.

  2. An index to the necrology of approximately 16 pages, organized in Hebrew alphabetical order. It contains the surnames of the deceased and where they can be located in the necrology by index number. This INDEX LIST was translated first to enable any corrections of spelling of the family names.

    Because the spelling was compared to two other sources (a telephone catalogue from 1935 and names appearing on the Jewish Family Finder), this list will be kept on the site to evaluate the basis of the translation.

  3. A second index to the necrology of about 14 pages, organized in Hebrew alphabetical order. It contains the surnames of those who entered the names and where they can be found in the necrology by index number.

    This list has NOT been translated as a separate list. The information appears as part of the necrology.

Comment by Joyce Field, Project Manager:

Eva Florsheim's comments on her method of translation are so cogent that I decided to include them here:

Comments by the Translator, Eva Florsheim.

SPELLING OF FAMILY NAMES

The following sources were used for translating the family names from Hebrew:

Telephone catalogue for Lwow/Lviv 1935

Jewishgen Family Finder

Gesher Galicia Members' Listings from a few years back

Mr. Joachim Getzel, Haifa (formerly of Lwow/Lviv) who kindly read my translation. Thank you, Mr. Getzel!

EVALUATION OF CORRECT SPELLING

By using the INDEX LIST of family names, you can easily see if a certain family name appears in the telephone catalogue or in the Family Finder. This at least gives some basis for the spelling.

In those cases where the names do NOT appear in either source, particular caution must be taken.

FIRST NAMES

Translation of Biblical first names usually follows a transcription from the Hebrew text.

   F.ex. Shimon, Shoshana

Sometimes, when the name appeared in the telephone catalogue of 1935, I used that spelling for the first name too.

"Modern" names were written in the German version.

MARRIED WOMEN

Sometimes the original text clearly gives both the married family name and the maiden name.

   F.ex. Mina Gruber nee Mahler

Sometimes the original text gives two family names without telling which is the maiden name.

   F.ex. Antonia Fisch-Levin

As I, in my own search, often find that women "disappear" because of the change of family names when they marry, I have listed married women with two family names twice both under their married name and under their maiden name. Because of this, the full victims' list now contain MORE different family names than the index list.

TITLES

In the original text some titles are given.

   F.ex: Dr., Lawyer, Professor.

The translation does not include this information.

SUBMITTED BY

The names and places were translated as best as possible.

Checking some of the names in the newer Israeli telephone catalogues, showed that many names are NOT listed.

WHEN WAS THIS LIST MADE?

The fact that many names do not appear in present telephone catalogues, brings us back to a basic question: When was this list made?

Mr. Getzel told me that some of the people who submitted the names had died more than ten years back.

CORRECTIONS.

A translation like this should be seen as an ongoing process of correcting the spelling of the names. Our goal should be to find the spelling that appeared in the official registers in Lviv when these persons were born and married.

Please send any comments and corrections of this translation to:

Eva Florsheim


Contents

Lviv Yizkor List - Revised

Lviv Yizkor List: Family Names


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