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Coat of arms of Brody Alternate names: Brody [Pol, Ger, Ukr, Rus], Brod [Yid], Prode. Russian: Броды. Ukrainian: Броди. בראָד-Yiddish. 50°05' N, 25°09' E, 42 miles NNW of Ternopil (Tarnopol), 54 miles ENE of L'viv (Lvov). 1900 Jewish population: 11,912. This city in Lviv Oblast of western Ukraine is the administrative center of the Brodivskyi Raion and is in the valley of the upper Styr River, about 90 km NE of the oblast capital, Lviv. 2004 total population was 23,239. Jewish and General History. The city was a crossroads and Jewish trade center in the 19th century that was famous for the "Brodersangers", among the first Jews to publicly perform Yiddish songs outside of Purim and weddings, foreshadowing Yiddish theater. Anti-Jewish regulations enacted by Czar Alexander III of Russia in 1882 began the exodus of Russian Jews by hundreds to

Brody daily throughout 1881.

  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), pp. 201-202: "Brody".
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 2 (1980), p. 121-134: "Brody"
  • Shtetl Finder (1980), p. 11: "Brody, Brod".
  • Wikipedia.
  • Czernowitz Bukovina [Mar 2014]
  • Jewish Bukovina [Mar 2014]

Yizkor Books:

ShtetLink . [October 2000]

town information and cemetery photos of the unusually tall, ornate gravestones.[March 2004]

"Brody as Jewish Intellectual and Cultural Hub of Eastern Galicia " [May 2010]

US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad Report for 2003 restoration effort. [Apr 2014]

JEWISH CEMETERY:

The surviving cemetery is one of two that served the town. (The other is now an athletic field.) Almost 3,000 inscribed and decorated gravestones -- many of them six feet tall -- have survived.

drawing and photos and photo and photos. [May 2010]

Jewish cemetery restoration: [May 2010]

[March 2011] A group of Jewish genealogists researching Brody roots have created a project to photograph, translate and index the 5000+ headstones in Brody's main Jewish cemetery in use from 1834-1939. Upon completion of the project all data and photos will be donated to JewishGen's  (JOWBR) and to Gesher Galicia. A JewishGenerosity account has been established for that purpose. The

matzevot exist in the same place as the bodies were buried. If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Brody Cemetery Project Committee (and not the cemetery project):

Ami Elyasaf, Project Coordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Rehovat, Israel

Pamela Weisberger, President, Gesher Galicia This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jan Meisels Allen This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Heidi Urich This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Benjamin Solomowitz This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

May 2011: Thus far we raised less than half of the required budget and have completed a one-day survey at the cemetery and selected a photographer to begin photography next month. We cannot sign a contract for work without the adequate funding. Please consider giving generously so that the work may begin either at JewishGen project page or on the Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Records (JOWBR)

page reads: "Brody Cemetery Project." You can search your Brody ancestors here. [Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Kristianpoller) Project coordinator.]

July 2012: US Commission Report.

photos. [December 2012]

 

Photos courtesy This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [Photos taken 2012]

 

 


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