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bircza online maps

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Despite Bircza’s small size and relative obscurity, I have come across a number of maps of this area in the course of my genealogy work. One map, a military-scale map of the Dobromil Region (Pas 50 Słup 35) printed in 1938 by the Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny, is undoubtedly the most precise and most valuable. I have scanned the relevant parts and broken them up into sections which one can view below, and which can always be accessed by the ‘interactive map’ menu on the right sidebar of every page on the Bircza Online website.

A number of useful contemporary maps are available at the official Bircza website’s map page. These and other maps are listed on the right side of this page and clicking on the name will load the map. Please remember that these maps are reproduced here for private genealogy use, since many are copyrighted by their makers and cannot be used for commercial use.

jonas lewental’s map, 1941

My grandfather, Jonas Lewental, set his recollections of Bircza to paper, drawing a thorough outline of the Bircza area in 1941, as he remembers it, including resident’s names and stores. Other yōts’ay Bircza are requested to do the same, so that Bircza, as it was before the Holocaust, can be remembered here forever. Please send me maps or other recollections of the town by emailing bircza@reproots.org.

Apologies; this map has not been completed.

chris wozniak’s map, 1998

Fellow Bircza researcher Chris Wozniak visited Bircza in 1998, and drew a diagramme of Bircza on his computer, showing the basic plan of the town. The map below is useful because it is very useful for pinpointing locations of pictures taken in the Bircza area and identifying the basic makeup of the town today. For more information on the map, please contact me or Chris.

[chris wozniak’s map, 1998]
Click here to see the full-size version.

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interactive map

Select a village from the list to visit an interactive map of the entire Bircza area.

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maps at a glance

Click on a map below to load the full-size image.

[present-day poland map]
Present-day Poland
[bircza.pl topography map, 2006]
Bircza.pl topography map, 2006
[bircza.pl administrative area map, 2006]
Bircza.pl administrative area map, 2006
[wojskowy instytut geograficzny map, 1938]
Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny map, 1938
[chris wozniak’s map, 1998]
Chris Wozniak’s map, 1998
[bircza.pl area roads map, 2006]
Bircza.pl area roads map, 2006
[bircza.pl street map, 2006]
Bircza.pl streets map, 2006
[państwowe przedsiębiorstwo wydawnictw kartograficznych (PPWK) map, 1959]
Państwowe Przedsiębiorstwo Wydawnictw Kartograficznych (PPWK) map, 1959

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D Gershon Lewental, PhD
23 Aug 1998–19 Oct 2011