Guide to the Territorial Collection, Poland,
1939-1945

RG 116. Poland 2

Processed by Solomon Krystal. Edited by Rivka Schiller, 2007

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Center for Jewish History

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Electronic finding aid was converted to EAD version 2002 by Yakov Sklyar in January 2007. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Title: Territorial Collection, Poland 2, 1939-1945
Dates:1939-1973
Abstract: The Territorial Collection, Poland 2 is comprised of documents that were amassed at the YIVO in New York City. The collection is of mixed provenance and is fragmentary in nature, consisting of miscellaneous materials dating back to World War II and its immediate aftermath. The Territorial Collection Poland 2 is a portion of the greater Territorial Collection (RG 116), which incorporates materials that are relevant to over 42 different countries and geographical regions. The overarching theme of the collection Poland 2 is the annihilation of the Jewish life in Poland under the Nazi rule. Chronologically, the Territorial Collection Poland 2 follows the Territorial Collection Poland 1, which pertains to pre-World War II Poland; and precedes the Territorial Collection Poland 3, which pertains to post-World War II Poland.
Languages: Polish, Russian, Yiddish, German, English, French, Hebrew, Swedish, Danish.
Quantity: 4.3 linear feet.
Record Group Number: RG 116. Poland-2
Repository: YIVO Archives
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Scope and Content Note

The collection includes texts of German decrees and anti-Jewish laws; press articles written after the war about the fate of the Polish Jewry; materials relating to communities, ghettos and concentration camps; materials on Jewish resistance; records of war crimes trials of 1946-1950; letters from Nazi-occupied Poland sent abroad; texts of poems and songs written in the ghettos. The latter part of the collection contains materials pertaining to Holocaust memorial observances and commemoration meetings. A large section pertains to Warsaw and the Warsaw ghetto uprising. Files on communities contain personal documents and correspondence.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically and according to locality in 229 numbered folders, with towns and cities appearing according to their Polish names (e.g., Rzeszow—as opposed to Reyshe in Yiddish).

There are 10 series in this collection:

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Access and Use

Open to researchers.

For more information, contact:
Chief Archivist
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
email: archives@yivo.cjh.org

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should read as follows:

Identification of item, date (if known); YIVO Archives; Territorial Collection, Poland, 2; RG 116-Poland 2; folder number.

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Acquisition Information

Various donors.

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Container List

 

Series I: German Anti-Jewish Decrees in Poland, 1939-1944

English, German, Polish, Russian
Folder TitleDate
1Official German Decrees 1943
  
  • General Brandt:
  • Establishment of concentration camp on the territory of the destroyed ghetto, 2/4/1943.
  • Concerning the use of police security in the former ghetto, 6/11/1943.
  • Correspondence with the police commander, 6/21/1943.
  • Concerning the destroyed Warsaw ghetto and German propaganda, 7/23/1943.
  • General Kerber:
  • “Moscow - The Cradle of Bolshevism in Our Hands”-a photo.
  • Concerning 53 Polish Jews who were probably killed.
  • Re: Polish criminals.
German 
 
Folder TitleDate
2Official German Decrees1940-1941
  
  • Governor Hans Frank:
  • About mineral resources in Poland, 1/23/1940, 6/27/1940.
  • Structure of the German government in Poland, 9/13/1940.
  • Forced labor for the Jews, 10/26/1940.
  • The wearing of yellow patches by Jews, 11/23/1940.
  • Prohibition against Jews using public transportation, 2/20/1941.
  • General Krueger:
  • Decrees regarding governance in Polish cities.
  • Monetary fines for Warsaw residents.
German 
 
Folder TitleDate
3 German laws in Polandundated
  
  • Confiscation of Jewish property
  • Directives concerning gypsies and their places of residence.
German 
 
Folder TitleDate
4Official Soviet document concerning military operations in Poland.1939-1940
  translated from Polish to Russian   
Folder TitleDate
5 Plight of Poland’s Jews. Anti-Jewish laws in Poland.undated
  German   
Folder TitleDate
6Report concerning the Jews of Poland, Bohemia-Moravia, and Czechoslovakia published in “Zionist Affairs.”1939 December
  English   
Folder TitleDate
7False documents for Jews. Yellow patch (photo included).undated
  Polish   
Folder TitleDate
8Territorial dislocation of Polish Jewry. 1944
  

German reprisals against Poles for assisting Jews. The extermination of Warsaw’s Jews from “The Black Book of Polish Jewry.”

essay is English 
 
Folder TitleDate
9Correspondence from Polish and Jewish war prisoners via the Red Cross in Swedenundated
Folder TitleDate
10Correspondence from Polish and Jewish war prisoners via the Red Cross in Swedenundated
Folder TitleDate
11Correspondence from Polish and Jewish war prisoners via the Red Cross in Swedenundated
Folder TitleDate
12Correspondence among various parties including Drs. Leipuner and Adolf Berman. Correspondence from Y. Papierny, secretary of the Jewish Actors’ Union in Poland to Mark Uveleer (Juwiler, the union’s former executive director) in New Yorkundated
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Series II: Warsaw Ghetto, 1939-1944

English, German, Polish, Yiddish
Folder TitleDate
13Warsaw ghetto.undated
  

Lists of streets in Warsaw that are forbidden to Jews and those that are permitted to them.

Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
14“Der Juedische Wohnbezirk in Warschau” (The Jewish Quarter in Warsaw)-how it started.undated
  German   
Folder TitleDate
15Letters from the ghetto asking for help.undated
  Polish and Yiddish   
Folder TitleDate
16 Reports concerning mortality rate of Jews in Warsaw.undated, 1941 October
  
  • Notes on mortality among the Jews.
  • Ration cards for October 1941.
  • The stigma of typhus among Jews.
  • Aid for orphans.
English 
 
Folder TitleDate
171939-1943
  
  • Starvation related illnesses in the Warsaw ghetto: a joint research project of Jewish physicians in the ghetto.
  • A description of a photo, which depicts the shelter for deportees on Pawia Street no. 6, summer 1941 (photo missing).
  • A note about a Jewish child to be handed over to a Polish neighbor, signed by the child’s parents, Moszek and Bella Adler, 4/30/1943.
  • A Bundist’s account of how he fled Warsaw during Germany’s seizure of power.
some materials are Yiddish and Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
18 Information about the Warsaw ghetto.1939 April 18
  

Conditions in Warsaw as related by Dr. Rosenblatt from Łódź.

English 
 
Folder TitleDate
19 Materials about Walter Toebbens and the Toebbens factories in the Warsaw ghetto and in the Poniatowa labor camp (German, Yiddish). Jews in Warsaw at the outset of German occupation. 2 reports, German.undated
  Yiddish and German   
Folder TitleDate
20undated, 1944 March 1
  
  • Lists of perished Jewish writers, journalists, and artists) in Warsaw.
  • A report by Adolf Berman and Emanuel Ringelblum on the cultural work in the Warsaw ghetto-includes lists of murdered Jewish educators, teachers, artists, conductors, painters, sculptors, musicians, rabbis, poets, journalists, and social activists, 3/1/1944, (copy, Polish; original in DSV).
some materials are Yiddish and Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
21 Adam Czerniakow, Chairman of the Warsaw Judenrat: brief biography, newspaper clippings, letter exchange between prof. Tyszka and Joseph Kermish, 1965. undated, 1965
  English   
Folder TitleDate
22 Pawiak-the prison on Pawia Street.undated, 1941 January 14-1944 May 15
  
  • A diary by a Polish prisoner, 1/14/41-5/15/44.
  • Daily reports about the number of prisoners.
some materials are English 
 
Folder TitleDate
23Hotel Polski: an account of the fate of the deportees who were sent from Bergen Belsen to Hannover close to the end of the warundated
Folder TitleDate
24The Rubinlicht Family in Warsaw.undated, 1943
  
  • Biography of Henryk Rublinlicht-date of birth: 9/14/1901.
  • Farewell letter, 1943-from Francsizka and Henryk Rubinlicht.
  • First liquidation of Jews 3/21/1943-first day of spring.
  • Personal documents and death notice of Francizka.
Polish and German 
 
Folder TitleDate
25The Rubinlicht Family in Warsaw.undated
  

Newspaper clippings

 
Folder TitleDate
26 Letters from Abraham Gepner, a well-known merchant and industrialist, to his children and grandchildren, via his secretary.1940 November 9-1941 November 9
  Polish   
Folder TitleDate
27Letter from a daughter (name unknown) in Przemyśl, Poland to her mother, and father, in the Warsaw ghetto.undated, 1944 May 11
  Polish   
Folder TitleDate
28 Report from the Bund’s representative in Poland, Berezowski (Leon Fajner) to Emanuel Scherer, a Bund representative in London1943 November
Folder TitleDate
29The Bund in the Warsaw Ghetto.undated, 1942
  
  • Published articles in clandestine Bund press.
  • List of murdered Bundists.
  • Minutes of a clandestine group, 1/8/1942
 
Folder TitleDate
30 “Di yidishe umlegale bavegung in Poyln” (“The Jewish Underground Movement in Poland”), Yiddish article by Shloyme Mendelsohn, New Yorkundated
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Series III: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19th 1943, 1942-1948

English, German, Polish, Yiddish, Russian
Folder TitleDate
31The Warsaw ghetto uprising.undated
  
  • How the Jewish Fighting Organization (Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa-Z.O.B.) came into being.
  • Preparations for the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
  • “The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto” by Morton Wishnegrad.
  • Correspondence between two ghetto fighters bearing pseudonyms.
Polish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
32The Warsaw ghetto uprising.undated
  
  • “The First Fights in the ghetto”.
  • Account by “Kazik,” Symcha Ratajzer, a ZOB fighter.
  • Print materials to be used for lectures re: the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
Polish and Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
33Mordechai Anielewicz, leader of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.undated, 1942 August 31-1943 September 15
  
  • A short Yiddish biography (photocopy).
  • The last letter from M. Anielewicz.
  • Eyewitness account of a Pole, Stanislaw Stefanski (a native of Radom, date of birth: 4/30/1898), who witnessed firsthand the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
  • “Our Comrades are Fighting”-A letter from Israel, 5/3/1943.
  • “Khurbn Varshe,” first page of a manuscript, August 31, 1942 (photo), author unknown.
  • A letter to the Jewish Fighting Organization (Z.O.B.) from Poniatowa, 9/15/1943 (photocopy).
Yiddish and German 
 
Folder TitleDate
34 “The Manhunt on the Aryan Side: The Death of a Hero,” about the death of Abrasza Blum.
My experiences during the January Action (1943), by Stasio Hoffer.
Diary of a boy, 13, written in 1944 on the Aryan side in Warsaw.
1944
  English and Polish   
Folder TitleDate
35 “The Destruction of the city of Warsaw”-A report from Fischer to Hans Frank, 12/5/1943 (copy, German).
German document re: employment of Polish workers in liquidating the Warsaw ghetto, 5/15/1943, signed by Brandt.
1943 May 15-1943 December 5
  some materials are German   
Folder TitleDate
36Hersh Wasser on the Warsaw ghetto uprising, 1948.
“Motivations of the crime,” an essay about the Nuremberg trials, author unknown.
undated, 1948
  Polish   
Folder TitleDate
37Miscellaneous articles on Jewish resistance in Poland.
Award given to the soldier, A. Frankel, on behalf of his service in the Red Army, 7/15/1944.
undated, 1944 July 15
  Yiddish and Russian   
Folder TitleDate
38“The Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw Is No More”: The Juergen Stroop report on the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto.undated
  English translation   
Folder TitleDate
39War crimes charges made by Poland against Germany. A Nuremberg war crime trials document.undated
  German   
Folder TitleDate
40Criminal trial of Karl Kaleske, adjutant to the SS and Police commanders in Warsaw, Von Sammern-Frankenegg and Juergen Stroop.1942 November-1943 August
  English   
Folder TitleDate
41Criminal trial of the SS General Juergen Stroop.undated
Folder TitleDate
42Confession of Franz Konrad.undated
  English   
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Series IV: Jewish Communities Under the German Rule, 1938-1967

German, Polish, Yiddish, French, Hebrew
Folder TitleDate
43Baranowiczeundated
  

German poster: “Das betreten des ghettos ... (verboten)"

 
Folder TitleDate
44Bełchatów1940-1942
  

Essay by Noe Gruss about Jewish dentists in Bełchatów being forbidden to practice their profession. Attached is correspondence between the mayor of Bełchatów and the German authorities on this subject

 
Folder TitleDate
45Będzin (Bendzin, Bendsburg)undated, 1944 April 19
  
  • “Arbeitskarte”-German work card for Berel Levitas, 4/19/1944
  • Copy of a statement indicating that Israel Golub handed over furs and other articles of clothing to the Germans
 
Folder TitleDate
46Bereza Kartuska (Under Soviet Russia) 1938-1941
  

Letters in Yiddish to J. Harrison in NY

 
Folder TitleDate
47Białystokundated
  
  • Copy of an appeal written by Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff, leader of the Białystokghetto uprising to the Polish underground.
  • Letter from M. Tenenbaum (Tamaroff) to his sister in Israel
 
Folder TitleDate
48Białystokundated
  

Personal letters incl. messages from a smuggler written on the reverse side of a family photograph

 
Folder TitleDate
49Białystokundated
  

Newspaper clippings about the Białystokghetto uprising

 
Folder TitleDate
50Białystokundated, 1946-1948
  
  • On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Białystokghetto uprising, 1943-1948-A Holocaust commemoration ceremony held 8/16/1948.
  • BiałystokJews in different concentration camps in Europe.
  • Jews registered in Bialystok.
  • Białystok Jews in different cities in Europe, 1946
 
Folder TitleDate
51Brzeskoundated
  

A family letter sent from parents to their children in New York

 
Folder TitleDate
52Brzesc N/B1940 March 24-1940 September 9
  

Family letters sent to Philadelphia

 
Folder TitleDate
53 Chelmundated, 1956
  
  • Appeal to all Jewish survivors of Chelm re: publishing a Chelm memorial book, made by Jewish survivors of Chelm residing in Paris.
  • An invitation (in French) to a memorial service on 6/24/1956
some materials are French 
 
Folder TitleDate
54Chełmnoundated, 1946
  
  • “These are the last days of our life…” a letter written in Chełmno by the last remaining Jews there.
  • “Landsberger lager tsaytung” (newspaper generated in the Landsberg DP camp), Rosh Hashana, 1946 re: Chełmno Yiddish written in Latin characters
 
Folder TitleDate
55Chmielnik: Yiddish newspaper articlesundated
Folder TitleDate
56Ciechanówundated, 1946
  
  • Election of a Ciechanów survivors’ committee, Łódź 11/1/1946.
  • An announcement from the Ciechanów survivors committee
 
Folder TitleDate
57Ciechanówcirca 1950
  

United Ciechanów Relief Committee, New York. Records

 
Folder TitleDate
58Ciechanówundated, 1940-1949
  
  • Correspondence between B. Appel in Philadelphia and H. Klein, 12/5/1949.
  • Handwritten articles by B. Appel: “Dedicated to My Youngest Daughter, Born in Warsaw, 9/22/1939, Died in Auschwitz, 11/15/1942.”
  • “Dedicated to My Beloved Wife and Three Children—Tragically Perished in Auschwitz, 11/15/1942.”
  • “The 30th of April 1945—Dedicated to the Day of My Liberation.”
  • Newspaper clippings.
  • Photograph: A monument to the Old Synagogue in Ciechanów
 
Folder TitleDate
59Częstochowa1940-1942
  
  • Copy of a document issued to Maria Gliksman, born 4/17/1885, issued 8/28/1942.
  • Announcement to the Jewish population re: relinquishing their property, 5/7/1940
  • Statistical Tables:
  • Table #27: “The Jewish Population in the City,” 7/31/1940.
  • Table #28: “The Movement of the Jewish Population in the Year 1940.”
  • “Changes in the Jewish Population, 1938-1941.”
  • “Free Professions in the Częstochowa Ghetto, 1941.”
  • “Weddings Among Jews in 1941.”
  • Letters from the ghetto, 2/28/1943, 3/26/1943 in Polish, translated into Yiddish by M. Gliksman.
  • Title page of the Judenrat’s annual, published in the ghetto in 1940.
some materials are Polish and German 
 
Folder TitleDate
60Częstochowa.undated
  
  • “The Destruction of Częstochowa’s Jewish Community” - L. Brenner.
  • Notice from the Bund re: opening a restaurant.
  • David Koniecpoler-“Her Last Minutes.”
  • Cwi Rozenwajn-“The Destruction of Częstochowa Jewry.”
  • Advertisement for the book, “Khurbn Tsenstokhov” (“The Destruction of Częstochowa”) by B. Orenstein.
  • Newspaper clippings
 
Folder TitleDate
61Druja 1942
  

Photostat of a letter written to a Jewish woman before execution (Russian).

Russian 
 
Folder TitleDate
62Glubokoye1945 October 13
  

List of Glubokoye Jews murdered by the Nazis, Tel-Aviv

 
Folder TitleDate
63Glubokoyeundated
  

Glubokoye memorial book

(typed version)
 
Folder TitleDate
64Gorliceundated
  

Photograph of a Jewish woman (~70 yrs. old) murdered by the Nazis

 
Folder TitleDate
65Grodnoundated
  

Clippings

 
Folder TitleDate
66Horodokundated
  

Copy of letter dated 2/20 (no year), written by A. Muravchik to relatives and former residents of Horodok in America re: the arrest of Nazi collaborators who participated in anti-Jewish pogroms

 
Folder TitleDate
67Horodenkoundated
  

Eyewitness account and diary of Icchak Platt who survived in hiding by being aided by Poles

 
Folder TitleDate
68Iwaniska 1940-1941
  

Letters from resident of town to relatives in America

German and Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
69Kazimierz Dolnyundated
  

Newspaper clipping

 
Folder TitleDate
70Kapuczynceundated
  

Newspaper clipping

 
Folder TitleDate
71Kielce1940, 1957
  
  • Letter from the son of the Kielce rabbi in Amsterdam re: rescuing his father from a Kielce prison, 2/20/1940.
  • Letter from the Vilna rabbi, Ch. O. Grodzienjki on behalf of the Kielce rabbi.
  • Letter from Boruch Rapoport, son of the Kielce rabbi, to former residents of Kielce re: his father, 1/6/1940.
  • “The Murder of the Kielce Jews” by A. Rutkowski, “Folks-shtime,” 8/21/1957
 
Folder TitleDate
72Kolomyja1942 June 1
  

Confirmation given by the country inspector that Isak Platt is approved as a technician in Horodenko

 
Folder TitleDate
73Kolomyja1962 February 9
  

Letter from a lawyer in Ludwigsburg, Germany re: a document and photos from Kolomyja from Sh. Bikel in Yiddish, which he is unable to comprehend and needs help translating

 
Folder TitleDate
74Koninundated
  

Concerning where one may find information about Konin under German occupation

 
Folder TitleDate
75Konskeundated
  

Clippings

 
Folder TitleDate
76Kozieniceundated, 1957
  
  • Handwritten article from Rabbi Freilich, Brooklyn, NY: “The Destruction of Kozienice: The Stronghold of Hasidism”.
  • “When the Jews of Kozienice Were Murdered” by A. Rutkowski, “Folks-shtime” no. 1, 1957.
some materials are Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
77Krakówundated, 1939-1946
  
  • Decree from Kraków municipality re: “yellow patches” for Jews, 11/15/1939.
  • Information and business documents about Julian Mielniczuk-includes photocopy of a photo ID card (“kennkarte”) issued in Warsaw, 5/18/1943.
  • Letter from Kraków to Ignacy Aleksandrowicz, a former resident of Kraków, now residing in NY, 1946.
  • “A Letter Concerning Hanka Aleksandrowicz,” “Unzer tsayt”
Yiddish and Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
78Krakówundated
  

Newspaper articles

 
Folder TitleDate
79Lewartowundated, 1947
  
  • Excerpts from “Umgekumene Levartover” (“Murdered Residents of Lewartow”)-includes names, dates of death, photos.
  • “Khurbn Levartov” (“The Destruction of Lewartow”) issued by “Friends of Lewartow” in Paris, 1947
 
Folder TitleDate
80Lida1967 May 6
  

“How Lida Was Destroyed” by Leizer Engelstern, “Der tog”

 
Folder TitleDate
81Lipnoundated
  

“The Melody of Our Town Lipno” by Walter Covadlo.

Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
82Łódźundated, 1947
  
  • Personal questionnaire issued by NSDAP (German)
  • An order to the German troops to be alert after the dark.
  • Letter from “Boruch” to his family, 8/27/1947 (Hebrew).
German and Hebrew 
 
Folder TitleDate
83Łódź1941-1949
  

Correspondence between American Embassy re: dues owed the Singer Sewing Machine Company for its services in the Łódź ghetto.

German and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
84Lublin1943
  

Personal documents of Jews in the Lublin Concentration Camp, 1943: Fabrykant, Hersz; Fabrykant, Majer Dawid; Faingold, Abram; Fajer, Azriel; Falc, Jakob; Fersztman, Moszek; Finger, Berko; Finger, Moszek; Fiszer, Icak; Fersztman, Berek; Frydman, Lewin; Frydman, Szajne; Weisman, Nuta

 
Folder TitleDate
85Luck1943-1947
  
  • “For Three Days the Cry, “Hear o Israel” Was Heard from a Mass Grave in Luck”
  • “An Interesting Type of Jewish Woman of Valor,” “Tog,” 12/4/1943.
  • “The Ashes of Polish Jews…,” “Tog,” 11/14/1944.
  • “Jewish Survivor … Retrieves Burnt Torah Scrolls from German Synagogue,” “Tog,” 12/13/1947.
Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
86Lwów (Lemberg)1940-1941, 1958
  
  • “Die Schwarze Juden-Mord-Chronik von Lemberg (Lwów)” by Dr. Manfred Reifer.
  • “Z Lwówskiego ghetta” by Zofia Kozarynowa, “Wiadomosci” no. 682, 1958.
  • Photostats of ID cards issued by the Lemberg “Arbeitsamt” (“Office of Labor”) for Bronislawa and Dr. Marek Redner.
  • Family letters from Lwów bearing Nazi censor’s stamp, sent to A. Goldring in Brooklyn, NY, 4/12/1940, 6/20/1941.
German and Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
87Międzyrzecundated
  

Notes about the ghetto by I. Trunk

 
Folder TitleDate
88Mińsk Mazowieckiundated
  

“Our Commemorations for the Dead—Minsk-Mazowiecki” by A. Winter, “Folks-shtime” no. 197

 
Folder TitleDate
89Mława1941 April 2
  

A postcard from Mława written to an uncle in Brooklyn.

Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
90Nieświeżundated
  

A list of Jews who perished during the Holocaust

 
Folder TitleDate
91Nowogródek1943-1945
  

Copy of a letter (a will) from a concentration camp in Nowogródek, 5/12/1943, meant to be delivered to family members in Tel-Aviv. Copy of a letter sent to the family members, 4/12/1945

 
Folder TitleDate
92Olszanicaundated
  

A letter from a Polish mail carrier who delivered mail to former Jewish residents of Olszanica re: the events that took place during the German occupation.

Polish, Yiddish translation 
 
Folder TitleDate
93Ostrów Mazowiecka1957 September 19
  

“A Day in Ostrów Mazowiecka” by Y. Emiot, “Folks-shtime”

 
Folder TitleDate
94Ostrowiec1942-1945
  
  • Newspaper clipping from undated and unknown source on “The Destruction of Ostrowiec”.
  • Article re: the destruction of the Jewish communities of Bodzanow, Ostrowiec, Nieśwież and Sandomierz, “Forverts,” 12/4/1945.
  • “Ausweis/Przepustka” (identity cards) valid until 4/30/1942.
Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
95Ostrozecundated
  

Eyewitness account

 
Folder TitleDate
96Otwockundated, 1947
  
  • “The Otwock Line,” “Dos naye lebn” no. 62.
  • Correspondence from S. Symchowicz in Wroclaw, 1947 re: testimony from Otwock.
  • “The Destruction of Schools … and Cemeteries: Otwock”.
  • “Powstanie getta w Otwocku” by Noe Gruss.
Polish and Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
97Parczew1945 July 19
  

“The death of 670 Jewish War Prisoners”

 
Folder TitleDate
98Pinskundated
  

“How I Rescued Six Jews,” a Polish woman’s eyewitness account

 
Folder TitleDate
99Piotrków1939-1940
  
  • Decree issued by the gubernator concerning the registration of Jewish property, 1/24/1940
  • Notice to all Jewish men born during the years 1914-1923, who registered for forced labor on 3/14/1940 must submit their income from 1939.
  • Newspaper clippings.
Yiddish, Polish, German 
 
Folder TitleDate
100Płock, Płońsk 1940-1941
  

Postcards sent from Płock and Płońsk to NY.

Polish and German 
 
Folder TitleDate
101Rabka1957 April 9
  

“At the Memorial Monument of the Mass Grave of 1,200 Jews of Rabka” by M. Rympel, “Folks-shtime” no. 50

 
Folder TitleDate
102Radom 1941, 1947
  
  • Photocopies of postcards including photographs.
  • Letters sent from Radom, and other places to Arthur Mosoff (a brother) in New York
 
Folder TitleDate
103Radomundated
  
  • Prosecution of Joseph Wilhelm Blum, SS deputy commander for the Radom district 1942-1944, 7/29/1947 (Polish).
  • “What Transpired in the City of Radom?”, materials concerning the annihilation of Radom Jews-a fragment of a larger work by Gabriel Weisman (Yiddish).
  • Newspaper clippings
 
Folder TitleDate
104Radomsko (Radomsk)1958 January 29
  

“The Destruction of Jewish Life in Radomsk” by A. Rutkowski, “Folks-shtime”

 
Folder TitleDate
105Rawa Mazowieckaundated, 1940
  
  • Identity card for I. Korman, 8/10/1940.
  • Memorial (“Yizker”) document dedicated to the murdered Jews of Rawa Mazowiecka
 
Folder TitleDate
106Rowne1946 November 6
  

“The First Slaughter in Rowne-6 November 1941” by N. Gris, “Mishmar,” Tel- Aviv.

Hebrew 
 
Folder TitleDate
107Rypin1949
  

Postcard of “Yizker-Rypin” issued by the Rypin Jewish Committee in Germany

 
Folder TitleDate
108Rzeszów1946 May 11
  

Plea issued by the Jewish community of Rzeszów to the Jewish community of Paris re: the whereabouts of Bernard, Abram, and Binem Szymkiewicz.

German 
 
Folder TitleDate
109Siedlceundated, 1940
  
  • Notice issued by the Siedlce Judenrat re: a prisoner’s work status, 10/26/1940 (German).
  • Former Jewish residents of Siedlce in Argentina-memorial sign for the Jewish victims of Siedlce including photographs of the Siedlce ghetto.
  • Introduction to the Siedlce memorial book.
some materials are German 
 
Folder TitleDate
110Skierniewiceundated
  

Newspaper clippings

 
Folder TitleDate
111Slonimundated
  
  • The account of a Slonim resident, J. Slonim re: his experiences during the German occupation in Slonim and as a partisan.
  • “Tragedia Slonimska” by S. Szlakman, murdered during the Holocaust.
Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
112Sokołów Podlaski1957, 1959
  
  • Prospect of the Memorial book for the Jewish community of Sokołów Podlaski, published by the Organization of Sokołów Podlaski Former Residents in Israel, Tel-Aviv, 1959 (Yiddish).
  • “Our Commemorations for the Dead-Sokołów Podlaski,” “Folks-shtime,” 2/8/1957.
Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
113Sosnowiec1941, 1957
  
  • Letter to Russia, 3/23/1941.
  • Account of former resident of Sosnowiec now residing in Israel (Polish).
  • “That Tragic Wednesday in Zaglebie,” “Folks-shtime,” 8/14/1957.
Polish and Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
114Stanisławówundated, 1957
  
  • “How the Jewish Community in Stanisławów Was Murdered,” “Dos naye lebn” no. 107 by I. Borenstein.
  • “The Murder of the Last Jews in Stanisławów,” “Folks-shtime,” 2/20/1957
 
Folder TitleDate
115Staszów1959 November 29
  

“The Destruction of Staszów,” “Letste nayes”

 
Folder TitleDate
116Suchedniów1941
  

Work documents (copies) of Chaim Milchman

German 
 
Folder TitleDate
117Suwalkiundated
  

Partially filled ID cards of Jews from Suwalki murdered in Biala-Podlaska

 
Folder TitleDate
118Szydlowiec1958 January 22
  

“The Murder of the Jews of Szydlowiec,” “Folks-shtime”

 
Folder TitleDate
119Tarnopolundated, 1942
  
  • A notice verifying that the Jewish woman bearing ID number 301114 is currently employed, 9/11/1942.
  • A letter (copy) addressed to a brother and a Gentile Polish friend who saved the life of the author’s daughter.
German and Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
120Tarnow1943 February 17
  

A letter from the Tarnow Judenrat to the UGIF of Paris certifying that a woman and her two daughters reside in Tarnow.

German 
 
Folder TitleDate
121Tymbarkundated
  
  • A Polish newspaper bearing a description of the commemoration ceremony held at the Kraków Jewish cemetery for the murdered Tymbark Jews.
  • A letter to a deputy in the Polish Sejm re: the Jewish cemetery of Tymbark.
Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
122Troki1957 November 14
  

“The Murder of the Jews of Troki,” “Folks-shtime”

 
Folder TitleDate
123Węgrówundated
  

Newspaper clippings

 
Folder TitleDate
124Zakrzowekundated
  

“The Destruction of Zakrzowek,” a testimony.

Yiddish, in Latin letters 
 
Folder TitleDate
125Zawiercie1946
  
  • Statement signed in Vienna by three former residents of Zawiercie claiming that a given Jew collaborated with the Gestapo, 8/4/1946.
  • Statements by other individuals vouching on behalf of this same Jew, August 1946.
German 
 
Folder TitleDate
126Zdzięcioł1941 January 30
  

Memoirs of L. Kaplinski

 
Folder TitleDate
127Złoczow1946 August 25
  

Photocopy of a testimony given by World War II survivor, Leon Peczenik in Straubing, Germany.

German 
 
Folder TitleDate
128Żyrardów1940-1941
  

Letters from the local Jewish community council in Żyrardów addressed to the Social Welfare Committee (Juedische Unterstutzungstelle) in Kraków, 11/27/1940, 1/14/1941.

Polish 
 
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Series V: Concentration and Death Camps, 1939-1965

German, English, Polish, Yiddish, French
Folder TitleDate
129Oświęcim/Auschwitz1942-1945
  
  • Verification form from the Polish Red Cross stating that Rukhl Niklas was imprisoned and tattooed with the number 81310 in 1944.
  • Photocopied verification form from Auschwitz stating that Johann Dabrowski, bearing the tattooed number 18306, was arrested on 7/8/1942.
  • Notice re: Villis Kirsners (German).
  • “A Constructive Answer to Auschwitz and Judenfeindschaft (Hatred of the Jews)” address by Boland Hughes, M.D., 2/11/1945.
some materials are German 
 
Folder TitleDate
130Auschwitzundated
  

“German Extermination Camps-Auschwitz and Birkenau,” issued by the War Refugee Board, Washington, D.C.

 
Folder TitleDate
131Auschwitzundated
  

Report on Auschwitz by Dr. Charles Susskind.

English 
 
Folder TitleDate
132Auschwitzundated
  

“My Sojourn in the Auschwitz (Oświęcim) Extermination Camp and My Escape” by Martin Steg, Paris.

English 
 
Folder TitleDate
133Auschwitzundated, 1944, 1947
  
  • “Report on Conditions in the Concentration Camps of Oświęcim and Birkenau” by Sargent H. Ripka, 7/4/1944.
  • Memorandum (copy) undersigned by Jozef Sandel, Chaim Hanft, and Anatol Wroblewski in Katowice, 11/14/1947 re: their concern for the fact that Jewish Auschwitz victims are frequently represented as “Poles”—and not as Jews (Polish).
  • Handwritten Yiddish statement re: the Jewish uprising staged in Auschwitz - to be used for the collective book on Auschwitz (“Zaml-bukh: Oyshvits”).
Polish and Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
134Auschwitz-Newspaper Clippings1947
  
  • “Kurier Wieczorny,” 11/28/1947, 11/30/1947.
  • “Kurier Codzienny,” 11/26/1947
 
Folder TitleDate
135Auschwitz-Newspaper Clippingsundated
  

“Yom Kippur in Auschwitz” by Genia Silkes

 
Folder TitleDate
136Auschwitz-Newspaper Clippingsundated
  

“The Jewish Uprising in Auschwitz: The Women and Children of Auschwitz.”

French 
 
Folder TitleDate
137Auschwitz-Newspaper Clippingsundated
  

“Six Years in Hitler’s Hell” by B. Appel.

Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
138Auschwitz-Newspaper Clippings1946, 1957, 1959
  
  • “Session of the International Oświęcim Committee,” 1/31/1957.
  • “There Should Never Again Be Another Oświęcim,” “Folks-shtime,” 6/4/1957.
  • “Regarding Compensations for Those Persecuted in Oświęcim and Their Families,” “Folks-shtime,” 12/18/1957.
  • “Oświęcim-The Grave of Millions of Jews,” “Folks-shtime,” 1/29/1957.
  • “272 Projects from 30 Countries for a Monument at Auschwitz,” “Folks-shtime,” 4/15/1959.
  • Photostat of an article written in English by Nelly Kalecka, a 14-year-old girl from Grodno, which was published in the English edition of the New York “Tog,” 1946.
Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
139Treblinka1942
  

Schedules of the transport routes used to transport Jews from various Polish cities to Treblinka

 
Folder TitleDate
140Treblinkaundated, 1944
  
  • Eyewitness testimonies of Jews who had been imprisoned in Treblinka given in the court in Łódź , 12/3/1944.
  • Jewish survivors of Treblinka: Samuel Reizman, Henryk Poswolski, Stanislaw Kon.
  • A copy of the plan for the crematory ovens.
  • English articles from the Polish press agency, “Polska Agencja Prasowa"
 
Folder TitleDate
141Treblinkaundated, 1958
  
  • “Treblinka” by Elia Rozenberg.
  • “At the Graves of Our Fathers in Treblinka” by I. Edelman. Recollections of former inmates.
  • “The Uprising in the Treblinka Extermination Camp,” “Folks-shtime,” Y. Wiernik, 4/15/1958.
Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
142Majdanek and Sobiborundated
  
  • Reprint from the “Saturday Evening Post” entitled, “How the Nazi Butchers Wasted Nothing” by Edgar Snow.
  • Article, “`Kol Yisrael’ Receives an Interview from Radio Moscow an Interview Regarding the Uprising in Sobibor”.
  • Armband bearing Star of David, worn by the Jewish police in Sobibor.
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
143List of German concentration camps in Poland.undated
  German   
Folder TitleDate
144Sobibor1965
  

Letters from Alexander Pechorsky, a Soviet Army officer and former Sobibor inmate sent from Rostov to Reuben Ainsztein in London.

Russian 
 
Folder TitleDate
145Janowska Camp, Lwów1943
  

Janowska concentration camp in Lwów, Poland-Letters from an inmate, “Tusiek,” who perished in 1943, written to his mother.

translated from Polish to English 
 
Folder TitleDate
146Lublin1939 November 15
  

The Lublin District

 
Folder TitleDate
147Majdanek1944
  

Dispatches from Konstantin Simonov re: the extermination camps in Poland

 
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Series VI: War Crime Trials, 1944-1949, 1955, 1964, 1978

German, Polish, Yiddish, English
Folder TitleDate
148undated, 1947, 1955
  
  • Testimony (copy) of Hans-Adolf Asbach, former Nazi official in Poland, 9/6/1955 (German).
  • “Report On the Trial of Hans Biebow, a War Criminal, Supervisor of the Ghetto in Łódź , Held Before the District Court of Łódź , from 23 to 30 April 1947” (translated from the Polish).
  • Letter (copy) addressed to the United Nations War Crimes Commission re: Adolph Fritz Fischer (Polish).
  • Document detailing the legal process of Hans Biebow (Yiddish).
German, Polish and Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
149undated, 1944, 1949
  
  • “Report on the Trial of Karl Gallasch” (translated from the Polish).
  • “Trial of Leon Gross and Maier Kerner by the Special Criminal Court at Kraków” (translated from the Polish).
  • Trial of the members of the SS command at Majdanek 12/2/1944 (translated from the Polish).
  • Trial of 11 Germans for crimes in Łódź-sentence issued by court in Łódź , 2/15/1949 (Polish).
some materials are Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
150Newspaper clippings concerning Nazi war criminals, including the following:undated, 1947, 1964
  
  • Willie Ankelbach, Dr. Josef Buhler, Friedrich Gerhardt, Sergei Bobko, Al. Grabowski, Hazenmeier, B., Friedrich Kuczynski, Mozer, H., Gen. Juergen Stroop, Musielowski, Paul Schmidt.
  • Letter from Dr. David Wdowinski, 7/21/1964.
  • Polish Embassy, London concerning the matter of Nazi war criminals, 12/9/1947
 
Folder TitleDate
151U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
152U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
153U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
154U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
155U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
156U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
157U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
158U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
159U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
160U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
161U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
162U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
163U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
164U.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
Folder TitleDate
165 AU.S. Government vs. Feodor Fedorenko1978
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Series VII: Eyewitness Accounts of Survivors, 1939-1958

Polish, Yiddish, Russian
Folder TitleDate
166“Ghetto warszawskie i jego zaglada” (“The Warsaw Ghetto and Its Destruction”) by Eugeniusz Mec.undated
  Polish   
Folder TitleDate
166 AFragment of “Wspomnienia z ghetta warszawskiego” (“Reminiscences of the Warsaw Ghetto”) by Helena Szereszewska (Polish, one chapter in Yiddish).undated
  Polish, one chapter in Yiddish   
Folder TitleDate
167“Na oczach swiata” (“Before the Eyes of the World”) by an unknown writer.undated
  Polish   
Folder TitleDate
168Unfinished diary1939 November 26
Folder TitleDate
169Eyewitness accountsundated
  
  • “Szesc miesiecy w wiezieniu niemieckim: opowiadanie bylego wieznia”.
  • “Zycie dziecka uchodzcy” by Dr. Irena Filozof .
  • “Zycie muzyczne w ghecie warszawskim” by Marceli Reich.
  • “Likwidacja ghetta warszawskiego.”
Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
170“Ostatni oddzial Walczacego ghetta.”undated
  Polish   
Folder TitleDate
171“There Once Was, But is No More Sofiowka” by Albin Ostrowsky 1945 December
Folder TitleDate
172Eyewitness account, anonymous.1943 April 26
  Polish   
Folder TitleDate
173Hannah Fryshdorf, Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Ghetto Uprisingundated, 1958
  
  • “Beginning of the War-September 1, 1939”.
  • “Those Who Did Not Survive Until the Uprising”.
  • “It is Fifteen Years…”.
  • “The First Seder Night 1943-Uprising”.
  • “Memories of the Warsaw Ghetto-The Glory of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.”
Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
174“The Golden Autumn” by Vladimir Dimentry.undated
  Russian   
Folder TitleDate
175“German Crimes against the Jewish Population in Poland” by the lawyer Moses Maslanka, Warsaw.undated
  Polish   
Folder TitleDate
176“The Jews in the Polish Army,” manuscript by Zalman Kaplan. undated
  Yiddish   
Folder TitleDate
177Newspaper clipping: “With the Partisans in the Forests of Vilna” by David Kahana.1946 September
  Yiddish   
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Series VIII: Holocaust Memorial Observances After World War II, 1944-1973

Polish, Yiddish, French, Hebrew, English, Swedish
Folder TitleDate
1781944
  
  • The Board of Deputees of British Jews to the World Jewish Congress, 4/3/1944.
  • A speech by William Edlin, 3/31/1944.
  • A civic mass meeting: “A Tribute to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto” on 6/7/1944-Jewish Community Council of Detroit.
  • Newspaper clippings
 
Folder TitleDate
1791945-1946
  
  • General Jewish Defense: Committee in Paris-meeting for the 2nd annual day of remembrance for the Warsaw ghetto uprising, 4/19/1945 (Yiddish).
  • Memorial-Lodge 400 and 860 of the Jewish People’s Fraternal Order, 4/19/1945 (English).
  • Memorial meeting, 4/18/1945 - American Federation for Polish Jews (English).
  • Announcements concerning the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Warsaw, 4/1945 (Polish).
  • Invitation to a commemorative program for the third anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held on 4/19/1946 (Polish).
  • Stamp issued on the occasion of the Warsaw ghetto uprising’s second anniversary (Yiddish, French).
  • “A Meeting to Remember”-“Remember the Warsaw Ghetto,” 4/23/1946 (English).
  • “Uroczysta academia poswiecona trzeciej rocznicy...,” “Wolna Polska” 5/15/1946 (Polish).
Yiddish, English, Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
1801947
  
  • Yizkor meeting organized by Poale Zion, 5/14/1947.
  • Program Dedication of the site of the American Memorial to the Heroes of the Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto (admission tickets), 10/17/1947.
  • Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Program-organized by Hashomer Hazair
  • American Memorial to Six Million Jews of Europe, New York City, 10/19/1947.
  • “On the Occasion of the Fourth Annual Remembrance Day of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising,” “Dos Naye Lebn” no. 31 (109).
  • Ghetto Uprising,” “Dos Naye Lebn” no. 31 (109). · “Jewish Youth Helps Build a Memorial Monument in Warsaw…,” “Morgn frayheyt,” Sunday, 10/26/1947.
  • “The Day of Remembrance for the Heroes and Martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto,” “Forverts.”
  • “Conseil des Associations Juives de Belgique-Soiree Commemorative…Ghetto de Varsovie,” 4/20/1947 (French, Yiddish).
  • “Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael-Gaj K.K.L. imienia Bohaterow Ghetta Warszawskiego” (Polish, Hebrew).
  • Polish commemorative stamp issued in honor of the establishment of the “Pomnik Bohaterow Ghetta Warszawa” (“Monument for the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto”) (Polish).
Polish, Yiddish, Hebrew 
 
Folder TitleDate
1811948
  
  • “Fifth Annual Commemoration for the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising,” New York, 4/19/1948 (Yiddish).
  • Invitations to the fifth annual Warsaw ghetto uprising, issued by the “Central Committee of Jews in Poland,” 4/18-4/19/1948 (Yiddish, Polish).
  • Invitation for “Wasser” signed by “P. Zelicki”-Warsaw ghetto uprising commemoration to be held on 4/18/1948 in Warsaw, 4/15/1948 (Polish).
  • Invitation to the fifth annual commemoration for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in the Bronx’s Amalgamated Housing on 5/7/1948 (Yiddish).
  • Notices for the “IZKOR” ceremony to be held at the Nozyk Synagogue at 6 Twarda St. in Warsaw on 4/23/1948 (Polish).
  • Leaflet issued by the Warsaw “Landsmanshaft” Committee in Berlin, printed by the “Undzer lebn” printing shop, undated (Yiddish).
  • Photograph of an artistic sign created on the occasion of the annual Warsaw ghetto commemoration day-issued by the Warsaw “Landsmanshaft” Committee in Berlin.
  • Pamphlets issued by the “Central Committee of Jews in Poland” re: the establishment of a monument in commemoration of the Warsaw ghetto fighters and the uprising (Yiddish, Polish, Hebrew).
  • Leaflet issued by the “Council of Jewish Organizations in Belgium” reminding local Jews of the upcoming 5th annual day of commemoration for the Warsaw ghetto uprising (Yiddish, French).
  • Leaflet encouraging donations on behalf of the establishment of the Warsaw ghetto fighters’ monument on the occasion of the uprising’s fifth anniversary (Yiddish, French).
  • Commemorative stamps issued by Poland on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising (Polish).
Yiddish, Polish, Hebrew, French 
 
Folder TitleDate
182149
  
  • Leaflet announcing the sixth annual commemoration for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held on Sunday, 4/17/1949 in NY-issued by the “Farband fun gevezener yidishe katsetler un partizaner, NY”.
  • Tickets for the Warsaw ghetto uprising’s commemorative evening to be held on Sunday, 4/24/1949 in NY-issued by the “Alveltlekher yidisher kultur-kongres”.
  • Leaflet for the above.
  • Articles and notices in the “Forverts” announcing the upcoming Warsaw ghetto uprising commemorative ceremony, which will include former Yiddish actress Dina Halpern and Moyshe Perenson, theater director in Poland, 4/9, 4/10, 4/12, 4/14, 4/17/1949.
  • “Dramatic montage” compiled by M. Perenson for the Warsaw ghetto uprising commemorative ceremony in Chicago.
  • Article re: Warsaw ghetto uprising commemoration in Chicago-“1,500 Jews Attended the `Yizkor’ Evening for the Heroes of the Ghetto Uprising,” “Forverts,” Wednesday, 4/20/1949.
Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
183150
  
  • Invitation to the seventh annual commemoration for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in Katowice, Poland on 4/19/1950-issued by the local “Wojewodzki Komitet Zydowski” (Polish).
  • High Holiday synagogue entry ticket for “Rubin”-issued by the “Verband Polnischer Juden in Wien” (German).
  • “On the Occasion of the Seventh Annual Commemoration of the Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto-Preparations for the Event in Łódź ,” “Dos naye lebn” no. 38 (462) (Yiddish).
  • Sign announcing the upcoming seventh annual memorial ceremony for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held on Sunday, 4/23/1950 in Montreal, which will feature Vladka (Meed) as guest speaker (Yiddish).
Polish, Yiddish, German 
 
Folder TitleDate
1841951-1952
  
  • Leaflet for a concert-“A Tribute to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto” to be held in NY on Thursday, 5/3/1951-sponsored by the American Labor Party (English).
  • “Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Meeting” to be held in NY on Thursday, 5/17/1951-sponsored by the Menora Temple in Boro Park (English).
  • “Ghetto Evening”-ninth annual commemoration for the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Tuesday, 4/22/1952-issued by various Jewish institutions in Niterói, Brazil (Yiddish).
  • The ninth annual commemorative evening for the Warsaw ghetto uprising, Sunday, 4/20/1952-issued by the United Zionist Organization in Niterói, Brazil (Yiddish).
  • Invitations for the ninth annual Warsaw ghetto uprising commemoration sponsored by various organizations in NY, Sunday, 4/6, 4/20/1952 (Yiddish).
  • Paper pin with Star of David with the words: “Ninth Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Revolt” (English).
  • Clippings from “Di prese” in Buenos Aires concerning Jews from Warsaw (and the surrounding areas) and re: the recent commemoration held for the Warsaw ghetto uprising, 4/20/1951, 12/2/1952 (Yiddish).
  • Article re: the upcoming eighth Warsaw ghetto uprising commemorative evening to be held in Chicago on 4/29/1951, which will feature the Yiddish writer, Chaim Grade, as guest speaker, “Forverts” (Yiddish).
  • “Light 6 Candles in Memory of the 6 Million Martyrs”-commemorative ceremony to be held in NY on Thursday, 4/19/1951-issued by the Congress for Jewish Culture.
  • Announcements and invitations-The eighth annual commemoration for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in NY on Sunday, 4/22/1951-issued by the “Alveltlekher yidisher kultur-kongres” (Yiddish).
  • Announcement re: upcoming Warsaw ghetto uprising commemorations to be held in NY on 4/2, 4/8, 4/9/1951 (Yiddish).
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
1851953
  
  • Concert and film presentation to “Honor the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto!” to be held in NY on Friday, 4/3/1953 (English).
  • · Admission tickets and invitation to tenth anniversary commemoration of the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in NY on 4/19, 4/25/1953-sponsored by American Jewish Committee, ADL, Club of Polish Jews, and Jewish Writers Club (English).
  • Programs from the above (Yiddish).
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
1861954
  
  • “A Public Tribute” on the occasion of the eleventh anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in Montreal, Tuesday, 4/27/1954-sponsored by the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Jewish Labor Committee, and the Labor Zionist Movement (English, Yiddish).
  • Leaflets and admission tickets for “Rally to Commemorate the 11th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held Tuesday, 4/20/1954 (English, Yiddish).
  • “Public Tribute to Jewish Martyrs”-“11th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held in Montreal, 4/27/1954-sponsored by the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Jewish Labour Committee, the Labour Zionist Movement, and the Federation of Polish Jews (English, Yiddish).
  • Notices issued by the “United Committee to Commemorate the Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising,” 3/20/1953, 3/11, 4/5/1954 (Yiddish, English).
  • Press Release from the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C., “Poland Commemorates Eleventh Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” no. 27, 4/27/1954 (English).
  • “Yizkor” announcement for the eleventh annual Warsaw ghetto uprising commemoration to be held in Toronto on Sunday, 5/2/1954 (Yiddish).
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
1871955
  
  • “Yizkor” announcement for the twelfth annual Warsaw ghetto uprising commemoration to be held in Toronto on Sunday, 4/17/1955 (Yiddish).
  • “Invitation-12th Anniversary Commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held in NY on 4/19/1955-sponsored by the Club of Polish Jews (English, Yiddish).
  • “At the Monument of Pain and Heroism,” “Ilustrirte folks: shtime” no. 10 (1522), undated (Yiddish).
  • Program from Holocaust memorial service held in Jönköping, Sweden on 4/17/1955-sponsored by the “Judiska Kulturklubben Jönköping” (Swedish, Yiddish).
Yiddish and Swedish 
 
Folder TitleDate
1881956
  
  • Admission tickets and notice for “Rally to Commemorate the 13th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held on Sunday, 4/22/1956-sponsored by the United Committee to Commemorate the Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Yiddish, English).
  • Notices informing the public of the above (English).
  • “Those Who Did Not Live to See the Day of the Uprising,” “Unzer tsayt” by Hannah Krystal-Fryshdorf, April-May 1956 (Yiddish).
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
1891957
  
  • Newspaper clippings from the “Folks-shtime” in Warsaw re: the thirteenth anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising and commemorative ceremonies-includes: “Press Conference Concerning the Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto,” “We, the People of the Resistance,” “In Honor of the Heroes of the Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto,” 2/5, 4/4, 4/9, 4/11, 4/18, 4/30, 5/3, 5/7, 5/22, 12/10/1957.
Yiddish 
 
Folder TitleDate
1901957
  
  • Newspaper clippings from “Di prese” in Buenos Aires re: the eighth annual day of commemoration for the Warsaw ghetto uprising, 3/16, 3/19, 4/9, 4/14, 4/20/1951 (Yiddish).
  • Clippings from other various newspapers re: commemoration ceremonies for the Warsaw ghetto uprising: “Der veker,” Brussels, no. 2, 4/1947, “Forverts,” 4/16/1951, “Folks-shtime,” 4/18/1957 (Yiddish).
  • Program from Warsaw ghetto commemoration ceremony held in London, England on Sunday, 4/7/1951?-organized by the British-Polish Friendship Society (English).
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
1911957
  
  • Admission ticket to the “15th Hazkorah of the Warsaw Ghetto” to be held in NY on 4/20/1958 (Yiddish, English).
  • Admission ticket to the fourteenth annual day of commemoration for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in NY on 4/13/1957 (Yiddish).
  • Notices re: the “Memorial Rally on the 14th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Battle” held in NY on 4/19/1957-sponsored by the Jewish Labor Bund (Yiddish, English).
  • Notices re: the upcoming commemorative ceremony for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in NY on 4/21/1957-sponsored by the United Committee to Commemorate the Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (Yiddish, English).
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
1921958
  
  • Proclamation issued by Robert F. Wagner, Mayor of the City of New York, declaring 4/19 “Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemoration Day,” 4/18/1958 (English).
  • Admission tickets to the fifteenth annual Warsaw ghetto uprising commemoration ceremony to be held in NY on 4/19/1958-sponsored by the “Alveltlekher yidisher kultur-kongres” (Yiddish).
  • Program from the above (Yiddish).
  • Notices for various Warsaw ghetto uprising commemorative ceremonies and rallies-sponsored by the Workmen’s Circle and the Jewish Labor Bund (English, Yiddish).
  • “Tribute to the Jewish Martyrs on the 15th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held in Montreal on 4/17/1958-sponsored by various Canadian Jewish organizations including the Canadian Jewish Congress (Yiddish, English).
  • Holocaust commemoration program-“Zog nit keyn mol, az du geyst dem letstn veg!” held in NY on 4/19/1958-sponsored by the “Oyfleb” organization (Yiddish).
  • “Rally to Commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held in NY on 4/20/1958 (English, Yiddish).
  • Notices and admission tickets issued by the “Committee to Commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” re: upcoming commemorative ceremony to be held in NY on 4/20/1958 (Yiddish, English).
  • “Remember the Six Million”-“15 Year Commemoration: Warsaw-Ghetto Uprising” to be held in NY on 4/18/1958 (English).
  • “The Ghetto Martyrs and Their Place in Our Times,” “Forverts” by Vladka Meed, Saturday, 4/19/1958 (Yiddish).
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
1931958
  
  • Newspaper clippings re: the 15th annual commemoration for the Warsaw ghetto uprising: “Folks-shtime,” 2/13, 3/2, 4/12, 4/15/1958, “Frayheyt,” 7/13/1958 (Yiddish).
  • Invitation to the fifteenth annual commemorative evening for the Warsaw ghetto uprising, 4/17/1958 (Polish).
Yiddish and Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
1941959
  
  • Press releases and notices issued by the Embassy of the Polish People’s Republic in Washington, D.C. concerning the fifteenth annual Warsaw ghetto uprising commemoration week beginning on 4/19/1958 (English).
  • Programs and notices issued by the Committee to Commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising re: the fifteenth and sixteenth annual commemorative ceremonies to be held on 4/19/1958 and 4/20/1959 (Yiddish, English).
  • “Memorial Meeting Commemorating the Sixteenth Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held on 4/19/1959-sponsored by the Workmen’s Circle of NY (Yiddish, English).
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
1951960
  
  • “Alveltlekher yidisher kultur-kongres” commemorative evening for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in NY on 4/19/1960 (Yiddish).
  • Admission tickets to “Ghetto Memorial to Commemorate the Uprising of the Warsaw Ghetto” to be held in NY on 4/17/1960 (English).
  • “Rally to Commemorate the 17th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held in NY on 4/17/1960 (Yiddish, English).
  • Notices from the “Committee to Commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held in NY on 4/17/1960 (Yiddish).
  • Press release from the CBS Television Network re: “The Warsaw Ghetto,” a program presented as part of the television series, “Look Up and Live,” an award-winning program shown on television on 4/19/1959 (English).
  • Commemorative evening for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in Montreal on 4/27/1960 (Yiddish, English).
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
1961958, 1961
  
  • Notices from the “Committee to Commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held in NY on 4/17/1960 (Yiddish).
  • Commemorative evening for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in Montreal on 4/13/1961 (Yiddish, English).
  • Historical points to be presented on the occasion of the 18th annual Warsaw ghetto uprising-prepared by R. Yuklson (Yiddish).
  • “Rally to Commemorate the 18th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” to be held in NY on 4/16/1961 (Yiddish, English).
  • “Alveltlekher yidisher kultur-kongres” commemorative evening for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in NY on 4/19/1961 (Yiddish).
  • Eighteenth annual commemorative ceremony for the Warsaw ghetto uprising to be held in NY on 4/19/1961 (Yiddish).
  • “Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Meeting” to be held in NY on 4/14/1961-sponsored by the Committee for the Commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto (English).
  • Admission tickets to the “Ghetto Memorial” to commemorate the uprising of the Warsaw ghetto to be held in NY on 4/16/1961 (English). · Signed proclamations from the State of New York Executive Chamber and the Office of the Mayor of the City of New York re: “Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemoration Day,” 4/18/1958 (English).
Yiddish and English 
 
Folder TitleDate
197undated, 1973
  
  • Flyer encouraging people to financially support the monument commemorating the heroes of the Warsaw ghetto uprising (Yiddish).
  • “Mass Meeting to Commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto” to be held in NY (English).
  • Proclamation issued by President Richard Nixon on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, 4/29/1973 (English).
  • Anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, 4/29/1973 (English).
  • Polish stamps issued on the occasion of the Warsaw ghetto uprising’s twentieth anniversary (Polish).
Yiddish, English, Polish 
 
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Series IX: Newspaper Clippings, 1939-1969

German, Polish, Yiddish, French, Hebrew, English, Danish
Folder TitleDate
198Miscellaneous newspaper clippings and related material pertaining to World War II.undated
  Yiddish, English, Polish, French   
Folder TitleDate
199Newspaper clippings re: plight of Polish Jews, “Morgn frayheyt,” 9/18/1939, untitled newspaper, 12/8/19391939
Folder TitleDate
200Miscellaneous newspaper clippings re: plight of Polish Jews.1940
  German, Yiddish   
Folder TitleDate
201Newspaper clippings from “Forverts” and “Der tog”1941
  Yiddish   
Folder TitleDate
202Miscellaneous clippings from “Forverts,” “Der tog,” “Krakauer Zeitung,” “Zionist Review,” re: plight of Polish Jews.1942
  German, English, Yiddish   
Folder TitleDate
203Miscellaneous material pertaining to the Warsaw ghetto uprising.1943
  English, Yiddish   
Folder TitleDate
204Miscellaneous articles concerning the Warsaw ghetto.1944
  Yiddish, German, English, Polish   
Folder TitleDate
205Miscellaneous newspaper clippings from “Forverts,” “Der tog” 1944
  Yiddish   
Folder TitleDate
206Miscellaneous newspaper clippings re: the Warsaw ghetto uprising from “Forverts,” “News from the International Rescue and Relief Committee, Inc.”1946
  Yiddish, Polish, English   
Folder TitleDate
207Miscellaneous newspaper clippings re: the Warsaw ghetto, including: “Dos naye lebn” nos. 9, 12, 29, “Folkstsaytung” no. 13, “Folks-shtime” no. 13, “Idisher kemfer,” 5/16/1947, “Der tog,” 2/26/1947, “Commentary,” 5/1947, “Hjemmets Sondag,” 4/13/1947.1947
  Yiddish, Polish, English, Danish   
Folder TitleDate
208“Information Onsdag,” 6/9/1948, “Labyrinthe,” Paris, no. 19, 5/19/1946, “Zwierciadlo,” 4/18/1948, “Hadavar,” “Undzer veg,” Munchen, no. 15(164), 2/3/1948, correspondence with the “Judisches Wissenschaftliches Institut in U.S.A.,” Austria 1948, “Nidershlesie” no. 4(6), 1948(?), “Unzer shtime” no. 390(889), 4/29/1948.1946-1948
  Yiddish, French, Polish, Hebrew, Swedish   
Folder TitleDate
209“Der Kampf um das Warschauer Ghetto,” “N.Y. Staats-Zeitung und Herold” 1949
  German   
Folder TitleDate
210Die Gegenwart,” Frankfurt a/M, no. 163, 8/30/1952-article re: the Warsaw ghetto.1952 August 8
  German   
Folder TitleDate
211“Hjemmets Sondag”-article re: the Warsaw ghetto.1953 April 9
  Danish   
Folder TitleDate
212 “Labour Israel,” London, no. 106, “Z Notatnika Kronikarza 1939-1944 (XXVII)” no. 3, 1/20/1957.1956 March-April
  Polish   
Folder TitleDate
213“Israelitisches Wochenblatt fur die Schweiz,” 10/18/1957, “Jewish Vanguard,” 4/19/1957, “Folks-shtime,” 1/30, 4/2, 4/8, 4/18, 6/6, 7/25, 8/14/1957.1957
  German, Yiddish, English   
Folder TitleDate
214“Folks-shtime,” 4/12/1958, “Forverts,” 4/19/1958, “Polytika,” Warsaw, 10/18/1958, “Maariv,” 1/2/1959.1958-1959
  Yiddish, Polish, Hebrew   
Folder TitleDate
215“Tog-morgn zshurnal,” 2/16/1960, “Le Soir,” Brussels, 4/15/1960, “Le Soir Illustre,” 4/14/1960.1960
  French, Yiddish   
Folder TitleDate
216“Tog-morgn zshurnal”-eyewitness testimonies of World War II survivors, 7/5/1961, 6/3, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/20, 6/26, 6/28, 6/29, 7/5/1961. 1961
  Yiddish   
Folder TitleDate
217Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, “The Observer,” London, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19/1968, “Yidisher kurier,” Chicago, 8/18/1945, advertisement for “The Battle of the Warsaw Ghetto” by Jacob Patt in “Magazine Digest,” December edition1945, 1969
Folder TitleDate
218“Gazeta zydowska” excerpts and clippings: 1940-8/2, 8/14, 9/27, 10/14 (4), 10/21, 10/23, 12/3, 12/27, 1941-1/24 (2), 2/25, 3/11, 3/14, pp. 63-661940
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Series X: Miscellaneous, 1939-1973

German, Polish, Yiddish, French, Hebrew, English
Folder TitleDate
219Newspaper reports and correspondence re: Polish cities, towns from the Hitler period (listed alphabetically by location)undated, 1939-1943, 1965
  
  • Bochnia, Cerkowiec, Chelm, Dynow, Dunajec, Dabrowa Gornicza, Garwolin, Kaluszyn, Kraków, Łódź, Mielec, Nowe Miasto, Nowy Sacz, Ostrowo, Ostrowiec, Piaski, Plesno, Płońsk, Poplawce, Przemyśl, Raciaz, Sieradz, Sochaczew, Sosnowiec, Stuczyn, Tarnow, Trzebinia, Węgrów, Wierzbnik, Zdunska Wola, Zelechow.
  • Bund material:
  • Handwritten notes from the Polish newspaper, “Rzeczpospolita Polska,” 7/5/1943.
  • “Dobry Wieczor! Kurjer,” Warsaw, no. 262, 10/21/1939.
  • “Przekroj” no. 1033, 1/24/1965.
  • Article re: cultural work in the ghettos of Wloclawek and Kutno, 1940-1941.
 
Folder TitleDate
220Photostats of Polish magazines: “Biuletyn informacyjny,” 5/28/1942, 10/26/1942, 3/18/1943, 6/18/1943, 7/26/1943, “Wolnosc,” 10/1943, in French, 7/1943, “Wiadomosci Polskie,” 5/27/1942, “Robotnik w Walce,” 12/19/1943, “Europe Speaks” no. 7, 12/20/1942.1942-1943
  Polish, English, French   
Folder TitleDate
221Excerpts of Yiddish newspapers, miscellaneous1938-1941
Folder TitleDate
222“Jewish Telegraphic Agency” excerpts1941
Folder TitleDate
223“Jewish Telegraphic Agency” excerpts1942
Folder TitleDate
224“Jewish Telegraphic Agency” excerpts re: the condition of Jews in Poland1938-1939
Folder TitleDate
225“Jewish Telegraphic Agency” excerpts1940
Folder TitleDate
226Antisemitism in the Polish Army, Palestine: Letters from military chaplains re: anti-Semitic incidents1943
Folder TitleDate
227 ACorrespondenceundated, 1941-1944
  
  • Letter to Dr. Mahler re: situation of the Jews in Romania, 5/23/1943 (English).
  • Letter from Mr. Kimmelman (Jerusalem) re: Romania, 4/23/1943 (English).
  • Anonymous re: Hungary (German).
  • Copy of letter addressed to the Z.O.B. and Z.K.N. (Jewish Fighters
  • Copy of letter addressed to the Z.O.B. and Z.K.N. (Jewish Fighters Organization Jewish National Committee in Poland), London, 2/19/1944 (Yiddish).
  • Correspondence between Abraham Mandelbaum in Geneva, Switzerland, and N. Kantrowicz re: the distribution of food packages in the ghetto, 9/25/1941 (Yiddish).
  • Cable from Yakov Zerubawel in Switzerland (French).
English, German, Yiddish, French 
 
Folder TitleDate
227 BCorrespondenceundated, 1940-1941, 1973
  
  • Notice about a forthcoming book, “Cyankali” by R. Grynszpan describing life in the Warsaw ghetto and on the Aryan side (Yiddish).
  • Notice published by the Help Warsaw Committee in London, concerning the devastation of Warsaw (English).
  • Declaration: “Resolution of all Three Central Administrative Bodies” (Yiddish).
  • Photocopied page: “Victims of Nazi Germany Postal History”-“Refuge in Southern History” (English).
  • Commemorative stamps issued by Germany for Maximillian Kolbe, a victim of Auschwitz-Birkenau, 8/15/1941, 5/25/1973 (German).
  • Generalgouvernement and Gestapo stamps (German).
  • Obituary about Naftali Herc Turkow, who died at age 71, May 1940 (Polish).
Yiddish, English, German, Polish 
 
Folder TitleDate
228Official correspondence with the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, Vienna, Berlin re: the extermination of Jews, 4/9, 4/13, 6/16, 7/13, 4/4, 4/11, 6/15, 6/24, 6/26, 6/29, 7/24, 8/22/1944, Komitet Zydowski Ludwikowo (“Jewish Committee of Ludwikowo”), 4/5/1946, notice from Hechaluz Geneva Office, 5/7/1943, correspondence with the Schweizer Hilfswerk fur Emigrantenkinder, 2/4/1943, birth certificate for Kamilla Bertha Anna Weil, d.o.b. 10/7/1875, personal correspondence between Israel and Czernowicz-copies.undated, 1943-1946
  German, Polish, Hebrew   
Folder TitleDate
229Correspondence, 7/2/1944, notes, undated, copies of German work cards and related forms, undated, copy of the living will of 93 Beys yakov students, who committed suicide, rather than be murdered (?) of an unknown source, lists for and correspondence with YIVO, 1956-1957undated, 1944, 1956-1957
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