Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors collected by the Central Jewish Historical Commission in Poland, 1944-1947

Identifier
M.49.E
Language of Description
English
Dates
1944-1947
Level of Description
Sub-group
Languages
  • German
  • Polish
  • Yiddish
Source
EHRI

Extent and Medium

6845 files

Scope and Content

The collection consists of approximately 7,200 testimonies collected by the Centralna Żydowska Komisja Historyczna (Central Jewish Historical Committee) in Poland during its active years, 1944-1947. After the establishment of the ZIH (Jewish Historical Institute) the documentation was transferred to the ZIH Archives, and catalogued as Records Group 301. In the collection there is a large variety of testimonies given by Holocaust survivors regarding their lives in the ghettos, labor camps and concentration camps, as well as testimonies from survivors who fought in partisan units and survivors who were in hiding.

Finding Aids

  • Relacje z Zagłady. Inwentarz. Holocaust Survivors Testimonies. Catalogue. Tom/Vol. 1-6, ŻIH, Warszawa, 1998-2009. Description of the files are available on IDEA ALM system at Yad Vashem Archives reading room

Existence and Location of Originals

  • ZYDOWSKI INSTYTUT HISTORYCZNY - ZIH, WARSZAWA, POLAND

Existence and Location of Copies

  • YV archives

Archivist Note

JL according to the RG description in the YV system

Dates of Descriptions

2013-01-06

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