The Zonabend Collection: Documentation From the Lodz Ghetto

Identifier
4019640
Language of Description
English
Dates
1 Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
Record group
Languages
  • German
  • Polish
  • Yiddish
  • Hebrew
Source
EHRI

Extent and Medium

762 files

Creator(s)

Biographical History

The documentation in this Collection survived due to the initiative of Nachman Zonabend who was in a group of Jewish inmates brought to the Lodz Ghetto to clear away the rubble during the war. Zonabend stole into the building where the Ghetto Archive was kept, rescued the documentation at the risk of his life, and hid it until the end of the war.

Scope and Content

The collection, from 1939-1945, includes Judenrat posters, circulars issued by the Jewish Community offices in the ghetto and Mordechaj Chaim Rumkowski, the Judenrat Chairman, editions of the ghetto newspaper,"Geto Zeitung", reports and articles by the ghetto archive workers, articles written in 1942 by Jozef Zelkowicz regarding the ghetto factories ["'resorts"] and excerpts from the chronicles of the Lodz Ghetto.

Finding Aids

  • Description of files available on IDEA ALM system at Yad Vashem Archives reading room and on the YV website

Existence and Location of Originals

  • YV archives

Publication Note

Nachman Zonabend's introduction to the Collection Catalogue was published by Yad Vashem in 1992

Archivist Note

JL according to the RG description in the YV computerized catalogue

Dates of Descriptions

2012-05-22

O.34 Zonabend Collection: Documentation From the Lodz Ghetto

Identifier
4019640
Language of Description
English
Level of Description
Record group
Languages
  • German
  • Polish
  • Yiddish
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

Original, 762 files

Official documentation

Newspaper

Document

Administrative documentation

Placard

Archival History

The materials were transferred to Yad Vashem by Nachman Zonabend

Scope and Content

O.34 - Zonabend Collection: Documentation from the Lodz Ghetto The documentation in this Collection survived due to the initiative of Nachman Zonabend who was in a group of Jewish inmates brought to the Lodz Ghetto to clear away the rubble during the war. Zonabend stole into the building where the Ghetto Archive was kept, rescued the documentation at the risk of his life, and hid it until the end of the war. The documentation is invaluable for the history of the Lodz Ghetto. The collection, from 1939-1945, includes Judenrat posters, circulars issued by the Jewish Community offices in the ghetto and Mordechaj Chaim Rumkowski, the Judenrat Chairman, editions of the ghetto newspaper, "Geto Zeitung", reports and articles by the ghetto archive workers, articles written in 1942 by Jozef Zelkowicz regarding the ghetto factories ["'resorts"] and excerpts from the chronicles of the Lodz Ghetto. Nachman Zonabend's introduction to the Collection Catalogue published by Yad Vashem in 1992 is attached to the Multimedia tab.

Accruals

No additional accurals will be added to this collection

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Originals held by Yad Vashem

Process Info

  • Yad Vashem Archives

This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.

O.34 - אוסף זונאבנד, תיעוד מגטו לודז'

Identifier
4019640
Language of Description
Hebrew
Level of Description
Record group
Languages
  • German
  • Polish
  • Yiddish
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

מקור, 762 תיקים

תעוד רשמי

עיתון

מסמך

תעוד-מנהלי

כרזה

Archival History

נחמן זונאבנד

החומרים נמסרו ליד ושם על ידי

Scope and Content

אוסף זונאבנד, תיעוד מגטו לודז' התיעוד שבאוסף זה שרד הודות ליוזמתו של נחמן זונאבנד שהיה בקרב קבוצת האסירים היהודים שהובאו לגטו Lodz לפנות את הריסותיו בתקופת המלחמה. זונאבנד התגנב לבניין שבו שכן ארכיון הגיטו , הציל את התיעוד תוך סיכון חייו והסתיר את התיעוד עד תום המלחמה. התיעוד הוא בעל ערך רב לתולדות גיטו Lodz. בכלל האוסף מהשנים 1945-1939 גם כרוזים של היודנרט, חוזרים של יו"ר היודנרט מרדכי חיים רומקובסקי ומשרדי הקהילה בגטו, גיליונות של עיתון הגטו "געטא צייטונג", דוחות וכתבות של עובדי ארכיון הגיטו, כתבות של יוסף זלקוביץ על הרסורטים בגטו מ-1942 וקטעים תוך הכרוניקה של גיטו Lodz. בדפית המולטימדיה מצורפת הקדמתו של נחמן זונאבנד לקטלוג של האוסף שהוציא יד ושם ב-1992.

Accruals

אוסף זה הינו אוסף סגור ולא צפוי להתווסף אליו תיעוד נוסף בעתיד.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • התיעוד המקורי של חטיבה זו נמצא בארכיון יד ושם

Process Info

  • ארכיון יד ושם

Places

This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.