Re: Warsaw Gymnasium and school records #poland #warsaw


Peter Lebensold <lebensold@...>
 

Back in February, Garry Mokotoff sent the Warszawa Research Group the
following:

"From: Gary Mokotoff - Optimum [mailto:mokotoff@optonline.net]=20

In 1997 I went to Warsaw and one of the sites I visited looking for
documentation of Mokotow relatives was the archives of the University of
Warsaw. At that time, they were in the process of computerizing the =
names
of every student who attended the University >from about 1915 to the =
present.
The only Mokotow in the database was a Riwka Mokotow. =20

The information they have in their archives can be very valuable. It
includes the application for admission which includes such information =
as
address and names of parents.

It also included a picture of the student.

Many of their Jewish students were murdered in the Holocaust and the =
picture
may be the only surviving portrait of the person.

I doubt if they would respond to mail inquiries, but if you are going to
Warsaw, it might be worth a stop at the archives. The lookups are quick
because it is computerized. (I seem to recall they even had wildcard =
search
capability.)"

I note that the University of Warsaw has a pretty slick - and
English-language - website at =
http://www.uw.edu.pl/uw_new/eng/index.shtml
There are email addresses aplenty for all sorts of departments, =
including
the Preservation and Conservation Department of the Library.

Peter Lebensold

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