Lodz Ghetto: Holocaust #holocaust #records


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has added a new collection to the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Database (HSV): [Children of the Lodz Ghetto: A Memorial Research Project]. This collection contains 13,172 name records. 

These names were compiled as part of the project of the same name started but the USHMM in 2007.  The purpose of the project was to reconstruct the stories of school children who fell victim to the Holocaust.  The names were taken from thousands of signatures of students and teachers in a collection of hand drawn New Year greetings presented to Chaim Rumkowski in 1941.  More details of the project can be found here: https://www.ushmm.org/online/lodzchildren/

The index includes name, school number, occupation (for adult staff at school), and notes entered by researchers.  Digital copies of the original documents are attached to the name records and can be requested through the website.  Begin your search here:  https://www.ushmm.org/online/hsv/source_view.php?SourceId=21419


Peter Lande

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