Danzig 1939 census now searchable on JewishGen #danzig #gdansk #germany #poland

Logan Kleinwaks

A census of members of the Jewish Community of Danzig, including Zoppot, dated 11-AUG-1939, is now searchable via JewishGen's Unified Search, Germany Database, and Poland Database. You may find it helpful to restrict your search by Town = Danzig, in addition to whatever surname you are looking for.

The census is grouped by family (apparently, though this is not explicit) and typically lists each person's given name, surname (sometimes, maiden name), date of birth or age, and street address. For many people, there is also a nationality (e.g., Danzig, German) and emigration destination (e.g., USA, Palestine). For some, a destination of Danzig is given, the meaning of which is unknown. Some entries are struck through, the meaning of which is unknown, and this is indicated in the Remarks field of search results. All information has been transcribed. There are 1,664 entries. Note: Most of the Jewish Community emigrated prior to this census. A much larger census from 1931 has also been transcribed, but is not yet online as it is still being proofread.

This census is file Da/1645a at the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem (CAHJP), and was acquired by the JewishGen Danzig/Gdańsk Research Division through the generosity of our donors. All transcription and proofreading was done by volunteers. Thanks especially to Kathy Glatter and Irene Peters for their work making these important records available to all.

Several additional Danzig datasets will be posted online very soon. Others require varying amounts of proofreading or transcription and proofreading to complete. If you might like to volunteer to get Danzig records online quicker, please email me. We especially need volunteers who can read old German handwriting (Kurrent).

Logan Kleinwaks
JewishGen Research Director for Danzig/Gdańsk

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