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Lodz Jewish voter list 1924


Russ Maurer
 

In October of 2018, Logan Kleinwaks posted about the addition of thousands of scans of Lodz Jewish community records to the Polish State Archive online collection. Among those he mentioned as examples was a 1924 voter list. I have examined this record group, which consists of 30 files (one for each letter of the alphabet) and can be accessed at https://www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl/en/wyszukiwarka?p_p_id=Result&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&_Result_resetCur=false&_Result_delta=30 . This list is alphabetical by surname, and includes only males, age 25 and over. The record includes the surname, first name (sometimes initial), age (often "at least 25", sometimes the actual age or year of birth) and the address in Lodz. The pages are neatly handwritten and are very easy to read. I have attached a sample page.

Although no purpose is stated for this list, my surmise, based on the age and gender criteria, is that this list was used for elections within the Jewish community. By contrast, voter lists for Polish civil elections (e.g., for President or to the Sejm) were not separated by religion, and included males and females at least 18 years old.

Based on the number of scans and the number of names per scan, there appear to be about 35,000 names in this voter list.

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH


Russ Maurer
 

Regarding the Lodz voter list, I neglected to mention that the person's occupation is also given.

Russ Maurer
Pepper Pike, OH


Deborah Blankenberg
 

I've been trying this link daily for the past five days. Each time, I get this error message: "Portlet is temporarily unavailable." Do you know if there's another way to access these records?--
Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
dtblankenberg@... 
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)


Russ Maurer
 

So sorry you've had this trouble. I tested the link before posting it and it seemed to work fine, but like you, I now get an error message. Instead, do one of the following:
 
1. Go to szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl and in the search bar type (or cut and paste)    
 
lista wyborców gminy wyznaniowej

 
This is enough of the file title that you will get just the Lodz voter list (which - my mistake - is 24 files, not 30). Note that the decoration on the "o" in wyborców is required.
 
2. Or, click on advanced search and in the space for the reference code type 39/228/0/-/xxx where xxx is any number from 499 to 522. This will get you the files one at a time.

Russ Maurer (vhrproject@...)
Pepper Pike, OH


Deborah Blankenberg
 

Thank you. I was able to get to thre images by following your suggestions. 
--
Deborah Blankenberg (JewishGen ID #613395)
Lodi, CA
dtblankenberg@... 
Researching BLOCH/BLOCK (Germany to New York, Colombia and Missouri), BLINDER (Kishinev to New York via Poland? and Paris), KUSHER/KUSZER (Lodz vicinity to New York via Paris), GOLDSCHMIDT (Germany)