Re: Required evidence to prove a death in 1946 Warsaw court #holocaust #poland #warsaw

Lewis, Megan

The courts that declared people deceased were called Sąd Grodzki,   USHMM has records from the Warsaw Sąd Grodzki in our archives as RG-15.270.  The collection description is at  The finding aid, under  supplementary materials, lists the names of the people who were the subject of the cases but it is in Polish.  You can do a search but need to be careful of suffixes that change the spellings of names.  If you find your aunt and uncle you can email reference@... for a copy.  Please include the collection call number, the file number and the names of your aunt and uncle.  You can direct the request to me if you wish.

We have Sąd Grodzki records for many towns/cities, but not all of them contain post-war records.  Some are wartime records and a few have interwar records.  Look at the date field for the time period covered.

You should also consult Polish database SEZAM at and Polish National Archives digital resources:

Megan Lewis
reference librarian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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