Nachman Zonabend collection

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2008.152
  • RG-67.019M
1 Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
  • Polish
  • German
  • Yiddish
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

6,509 digital images, JPEG

6 microfilm reels (digitized), 35 mm

Archival History

Yivo Institute for Jewish Research


From records of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Record Group 241 . The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection ( Zonabend Collection, Record Group no. 241) from the YIVO Institute for Jewish Researchvia the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in October, 2008.

Scope and Content

The collection documents life inside the Łódź Jewish ghetto during the Nazi occupation of Poland. It consists predominantly of the records of the Eldest of the Jews in the Łódź ghetto, Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski, and of his administration. Included are original correspondence, announcements, circulars, charts, publications, reports, essays, albums and photographs.

System of Arrangement

This collection is divided into seven subject groups, each of which is further divided into series. There are fifteen series, arranged as follows: A: The Eldest of the Jews, Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski Series I: Organization of the Ghetto, n.d., 1940-1943 Series II: Correspondence with the German Administration, n.d., 1939-1940 Series III: Announcements Issued by Rumkowski, n.d., 1940-1944 Series IV: Circulars by Rumkowski and his Staff, 1940-1944 Series V: General Correspondence of Chaim Mordecai Rumkowski, 1940-1942 B: The Central Administration Series VI: Departments of the Ghetto Administration, n.d., 1932, 1940-1944 Series VII: Publications, Series VIII: The Ghetto Archives, n.d., 1940-1944 C: Provisioning Series IX: Provisioning Departments, n.d., 1940-1944 D: Labor Series X: Labor Departments and Divisions, n.d., 1940-1944 E: Various Departments Series XI: Various Departments, n.d., 1940-1944 F: Iconography Series XII: Albums, n.d., 1939-1942 Series XIII: Photographs, n.d., 1940, 1942, 1945, 1947




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