Jewish Galicia and Bukovina Bibliography project

The bibliography project undertaken by the Jewish Galicia and Bukovina Organization involves consolidating the records of thousands of essays, books, book chapters, pamphlets, and articles in some ten languages, which relate, in whole or in part, to the Jews of Galicia and Bukovina. The works cover their history, social life, religion, and culture as individuals and as communities, mainly beginning with the annexation of the region by Austria (1772) through the outbreak of World War II (1939).

 The works referenced in the bibliography, along with the tools to access them, provide researchers, students, and the general public with quick access to a first-class knowledge base about Judaism in Galicia and Bukovina, much of which was not previously available through existing databases. The database includes bibliography  data collected from a wide variety of  materials, including:

A.    Approximately 300 journal titles, with some 4,000 volumes. The selected titles constitute the primary, seminal periodicals that discuss material on various subjects in the fields of Jewish history and Jewish culture. They are written mainly in Hebrew, Yiddish, and English.

B.     Hundreds of collections and anthologies of articles, including jubilee and memorial books in honor of historical personalities and collections of articles by specific authors.

C.     Hundreds of research monographs on a variety of subjects.

D.    Memorial books documenting the histories of about 170 communities that were destroyed.


For more information on the sources of the bibliography - see here.


Each item is listed on the website with the following fields:

1-6: Item registration information (according to the language in which it was published): (1) author, (2) title of the book or article, (3) source (publication platform, for articles), (4) name of publisher, (5) place of publication, (6) year of publication;

7: Notes (in Hebrew and English) that describe the relationship of the bibliographic item to the Jews of Galicia-Bukovina, with additional bibliographical information on other editions, versions, translations, or reviews of the item;

8: Subject(s): The items are classified according to about 30 main topics, including a variety of focused research areas.

9: Community/communities;

10. Well-known personalities;

11. The language of the bibliographic item.

For now, the bibliography resource contents about 17,000 items. 

The bibliography was prepared by Dr. Nathan Shifris and is a joint venture of the Jewsih Galicia and Bukovina Organization and the University of Haifa.

Author Title Yearsort descending
פישמן, נחמן יצחק מוהר, אברהם מנדל, בודק, יעקב, מנטש, יעקב, הרואה ומבקר ספרי מחברי זמננו, חוברת שניה נוסדה על ספרי הרב הגדול ר' שי"ר הכהן ועל דברי ה 1839
רוזנטל, מנחם מנדל עמק שושנים: זרוע בצמחים שונים, להסיר ולעקר חרולים וקמשונים [...] 1839
H. [Osias Heschel Schorr] Tarnopol, 28 Jan. 1840
רפפורט, שלמה יהודה על מות הרב החכם הגדול והחוקר הפילוסוף מוהר״ר נחמן קראחמאל ז״ל 1841
[לנץ, חיים ירוחם בן שמשון משלם פיבוש?] נשמת חיים: דברי הספר ותנחומים על פטירות[!] [...] מוהר"ר אברהם דוד [...]; ועץ החיים: בתוך הספר מובא הרבה דברים קדושים מרבינו [...] 1841
לטריס, מאיר אור פני משה: כי קרן קרני הודו, נאסף מאתנו [...] מוה' משה טייטלבוים, אב"ד דקהלת אוהעל [...] 1841
רפפורט, שלמה יהודה על מות האדם הגדול השר החכם רבי יוסף פערל ז"ל 1841
Barasch, Julius Bucharest 1842
גייגר, שלמה זלמן מדרש סופרים 1842
קלוגר, שלמה אבל משה: הוא הספד מר על הגאון [...] משה סופר [...] ועל שני גדולי הדור אשר נאספו עמו בשנה הזאת הגאון [...] שלמה [...] אב"ד דק"ק ווא 1843