- Regierung Kattowitz
- Katowice Regional Administration
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The territory of the Katowice Regional Administration covered the following autonomous cities: Bytom, Katowice, Gliwice, Królewska Huta (Chorzów), Sosnowiec and Zabrze, and the counties of Będzin, Bytom and Tarnowskie Góry, Bielsko, Cieszyn, Chrzanów, Gliwice, Katowice, Pszczyna, Rybnik, Żywiec and Olkusz
The collection contains large quantities of information on the fate of the Jews, such as statistics; public identification (oznakowanie); special transportation regulations; forced labour; the prescript to add the first names Israel and Sara; matters connected with the ghettos in Sosnowiec, Będzin, Dąbrowa and Czeladź; expropriation and administration of Jewish property (assets, land, businesses); Jewish cemeteries; and police documents and reports on the action to “cleanse the lands of the Region of Jews” and many others.
Entry selected by Michał Czajka from the book by Alina Skibińska, "Guide to the Sources on the Holocaust in Occupied Poland"
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