Lodz, Poland and surrounding area --searchable databases #poland

Roni S. Liebowitz

Recently Joyce Field announced several new databases that are now available
for searching on JewishGen. I thought it would be a good time to review
those of high interest to researchers of Lodz and the surrounding areas in
the Piotrkow Gubernia. Keep in mind that people >from other places around
the country were forcibly transported to the Lodz Ghetto and may be
listed in one these databases.

* "Lodz Transports to the Chelmno Extermination Camp"
Names of 7,168 individuals >from Lodz who were transferred to the death camp
at Chelmno, June-August 1944.

* "Lodz Ghetto Residents Database"
A record of the 240,000 inhabitants of the Lodz Ghetto. Entries may include
Surname, Maiden name (occasionally), Given name, Sex, Date of birth,
Occupation (usually in German, also in Polish), Ghetto address, Apartment
number, and Notes. This last section may include previous address or town,
date of death or deportation (and possibly the transport number).

* Lodz Ghetto Hospital Illness Records"
Entries include over 5,600 persons with contagious diseases in hospitals in
the Lodz Ghetto, Aug-Dec 1940.

* "Lodz Ghetto Hospital Deaths"
There are over 14,000 deaths recorded in hospitals in the Lodz Ghetto, Nov
1941 thru Jun 1944.

For other databases related to the Holocaust, see:

* "Jewish Records Indexing - Poland (JRI-Poland)" is a non-profit,
independent organization.
An amazing searchable database that contains over two and a half million
indices to records >from more than 350 Polish towns. This is a must for
searching Jewish birth, marriage, and death indices of the 19th century
records >from current and former territories of Poland. Where such records
are available, they may include towns that are now part of Lithuania,
Ukraine and Belarus. http://www.jri-poland.org

Detailed explanations about each of these databases are available on the
sites. As eager as you may be to jump right in and search the databases,
the results will be much more meaningful and lead to better understanding of
the results if you take the time to read the explanations. If you can't
wait, then read them after your searches <G>.

You can access all the databases by searching through the
All Poland Database

Shana Tova,

(Mrs. Roni Seibel Liebowitz)
Scarsdale, New York

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