Central Committee of Jews in Poland. Department of Jewish Culture and Propaganda Centralny Komitet Żydow Polskich (CKŻP). Wydzial Kultury i Propagandy (Sygn. 303/XIII, previously Sygn. 308)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2005.33
  • RG-15.106M
1 Jan 1944 - 31 Dec 1959, 1 Jan 1954 - 31 Dec 1955
Level of Description
  • Polish
  • Yiddish
  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

24 microfilm reels, 35 mm

859 digital images, PDF


Archival History

Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma


Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Source of acquisition is the Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma (ŻIH), Sygn. 308 (Currently Sygn. 303/XIII). In 1950 Central Committee of Jews in Poland was liquidated and its archives transferred to the Żydowski Instytut Historyczny. The Archives of JHI was located in Świerczewski 79 Street during 1947-1989. After 1989, the street name was changed to Tlomackie 3/5; the Archives itself was not relocated. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection from the Żydowski Instytut Historyczny via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Feb. 2005, and accretion of digital files 71-75 in 2018.

Scope and Content

This collection contains documentation concerning the activity of the Department of Culture and Propaganda of the Central Committee of the Jews in Poland (CKZP) headed by Henryk Szner (beginning in 1948), then by Hersz Smolar. The documents are mainly in draft form, such as reports and texts of radio broadcasts with hand-written corrections or censorship stamps. Accretion of digital images, files 71-75, contain radio broadcasts including texts of Yiddish broadcasts in 1945 from Lublin. Note: This collection changed Sygn. number in ŻIH from Sygn. 308 to Sygn. 303/XIII.

System of Arrangement

The system of arrangement of the source repository has been preserved in the microfilmed reels. Arranged in three series: 1.Jewish broadcasting; 2. Commemoration of Ghetto heroes; 3. Literary work related to the Warsaw Ghetto. Uprising and Żydowska Organizacj Bojowa (ZOB). Files are organized in the following order: Reel 1: File: 1-22; Reel 2: File 23-31; Reel 3: 32-38; Reel 4: File 39-47; Reel 5: File 48-71; Reel 6: File 72-111; Reel 7: File 112-129; Reel 8: File 130-134; Reel 9: File 135-139; Reel 10: File 140-144; Reel 11: File 145-154; Reel 12: File 155-157; Reel 13: File 158-161; Reel 14: File 162-166; Reel 15: 167-170; Reel 16: File 171-173; Reel 17: File 174-179; Reel 18: File 180-185; Reel 19: File 186-192; Reel 20: File 193-200; Reel 21: File 201-203; Reel 22: File 204-210; Reel 23: File 211-218; Reel 24: File 219-221.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma


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