Photographs of Tarnow Ghetto residents #general

Howard Fink <HowGen@...>

In March, 1942 the Vienna Museum of Natural History took a series
of "mug shots" of several hundred residents of the Tarnow ghetto,
shortly before these people were deported (mainly to Auschwitz).
For most individuals there are three facial photographs: front,
slightly turned, and side profiles. Many of the people photographed
do *not* appear in ITS records, but fortunately the photographs were
documented with information that will be of interest to family

given name
maiden name (of married women)
birth date
birth town
level of education
house address

This photograph collection is now held by the Photo Archives at
the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington.
If you find family members in the index >from this data collection,
you may ask for an copy of your relatives' photographs by mailing
a request to the Photo Archives at the USHMM. You should reference
the person's name and WSNO number >from the relevant record(s).
The request must be signed and include the statement that the
photograph(s) will not be used for any commercial purpose.
The USHMM has graciously offered that these digital copies will
be made available at no charge.

My thanks to Peter Lande for making me aware of this data and
allowing me to index it, and also to Michael Tobias for making sure
that researchers will be notified of search results in this data
collection whether they are searching the JewishGen Holocaust
Database, or the Jewish Records Indexing - Poland database:
< >,
< >.

Links to a list of surnames of the people in this collection,
as well as an order form (not required) to use with the USHMM
can be found at:

Howard Fink
Tarnow Archives Coordinator
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

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