Where can I find Lodz Court records for 1949 #lodz

Michael Wilson

I am hoping to find a deposition used in 1949 to convince a Lodz Court to declare a woman's husband to have died in 1946 in Sarny.  This decision was made on 1 July 1949.  Does anyone have experience of searching for Lodz court records?  Where might such records be kept?  Does anyone have possible contact details?  Thanks in anticipation, Mike Wilson

Dominique MERLET

I am also very interested in how to contact the court of justice in Lodz as I am looking for the reasons for a court decision dating back to 1922.
Thank you for your help.

Best regards
Dominique MERLET

Lewis, Megan

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has the Lodz Sąd Grodzki (Municipal Court) court files for cases involving declaring someone dead for the years 1946-1950.  The catalog record for this collection is at https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn562578.  The finding aid for this collection, which you can access by clicking on the finding aid button, lists the names of the people involved.  The finding aid is in Polish so you need to be mindful on the Polish declensions that change the ending of names. We have Sąd Grodzki records from over 25 cities in towns in Poland.  Researchers can search our Collections Search catalog at https://collections.ushmm.org.

Cannot help with the 1922 records, sorry. You might want to check the website of the Lodz branch of the Polish National Archives to see if they have the court records.

Megan Lewis

Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz

The files should be in the following archive:  Archiwum Państwowe w Łodzi


Please contact: kancelaria@...

Ruth Leiserowitz
Berlin / Warsaw