From Lodz Ghetto to Chelmno #poland #lodz


Apollo Israel <apollo@...>
 

Dear Bernard,

My family also came >from Lodz and died in the Lodz Ghetto, and I have done
the same kind of research as you, so to answer your questions:

1. Yes, if they were deported in 1942, then they were deported to Chelmno.
About 70,000 Jews >from the Lodz Ghetto were deported to Chelmno between
January 1942 and mid-1944. Then when the Germans decided to liquidate the
Lodz Ghetto in the middle of 1944 they sent another 65,000 or 70,000 Jews to
Auschwitz. Only people deported in July or August 1944 were sent to
Auschwitz.

2. To see the original handwritten ghetto lists: these are in the Polish
State Archives in Lodz and Yad Vashem has a copy. You can try writing to
either of those places and inquiring. The original lists are ordered by
street addresses, so give them the addresses as well as the names of the
people.

Good luck!

Miriam Bulwar David-Hay,
Raanana, Israel.

-----Original Message-----

My name is Bernard Flam (Paris, France) and I have found 18 months ago a
suitcase with letters and pictures sent before 1939 by my mother's family
from Lodz to her parents already in Paris:
. Kronenberg >from Opocno and Lodz, ul. Skolna 24, . Zysman >from Zdunska Wola
and Lodz, ul.Polnocna 6, And relatives: Jablonski, Rottersman, Litewski,
etc.

With the help of Jewish Gen and JRI web sites, translations >from Yiddish of
the 62 letters by 2 famous french interpreters, family meeting with
surviving first cousins in USA and visit to Yivo (NY), OFRLI (Tel Aviv) and
Yad Vashem (Jerusalem), I have almost rebuilt the whole history >from 1890 to
the end in Lodz's ghetto.

. I have found the same copy of the Lodz's ghetto inhabitants list on the
web sites, in Yivo, OFRLI and Yad Vashem: this is the 5 volumes list
published by OFRLI and Yad Vashem in 1994. In this list, deportation date of
my great-grand-mother Hana Sura Kronenberg and her daughter Dworja is
30/20/42, assuming they have been deported together to Chelmno?

So where and how I can have a check of the original list and verify if there
is a transcription mistake on the date?

I thank you for your help and wish to meet some of you during congress next
month in Paris.

If I can be of any help for your researches in France, please ask!

Bernard Flam

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