Gesher Galicia

Gesher Galicia: New University Records

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Andrew Zalewski, Jewish Medical Students Project Coordinator for the Gesher Galicia SIG, recently announced the addition of new records to their open-access database: https://search.geshergalicia.org/ (JewishGen Members can also access this information via API directly via the JewishGen Unified Search – https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/all/)

The Jewish Medical Students Project brings records and biographical information on Galician students who attended several universities in Austria-Hungary and in the successor states (post 1918). New records added to the All Galicia Database include the following:

  • Lwow University (1919-1939) from the State Archive of Lviv Oblast (DALO, Fond 26/section 15; Ukraine)
  • Prague University: German and Czech universities (1882-1939) from the Charles University Archive (the Czech Republic).

In total, about 3,500 records of Jewish medical students and midwives have been indexed to date. Earlier uploads included records from the following universities:

  • Jagiellonian University (1802-1918)
  • Lwow University (1894-1918)
  • Pest University (1770-1921)

In addition to the Gesher Galicia database (free access), members of Gesher Galicia can examine the expanded information on Jewish students (regarding parents and their occupations, places of medical practice, Holocaust-related, etc.) after login via the Members Portal: https://www.geshergalicia.org/login/ in the Archival Records.

Gesher Galicia welcomes receiving additional biographical details and records on the Jewish medical students found in our database. To that end, please contact: info@geshergalicia.org. In 2020, Gesher Galicia plans to add additional indexes from Jagiellonian University (1919-1939), with the records from other universities to follow.

To learn more about this research project, please follow the link: https://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/galician-medical-students-doctors-project/ 

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