Socio-Cultural Society of Jews in Poland Towarzystwo-Społeczno Kulturalne Żydów w Polsce (TSKŻ) (Sygn. 325)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2018.272.1
  • RG-15.627
1 Jan 1950 - 31 Dec 1964
Level of Description
  • Polish
  • Yiddish
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Extent and Medium

56,291 digital images, PDF


Biographical History

Towarzystwo Społeczno-Kulturalne Żydów w Polsce (TSKŻ)-a secular Jewish organization was established in 1950 as a result of the merger of the Central Committee of Polish Jews and the Jewish Society of Culture. TSKŻ has about 2,700 members and is the largest Jewish organization in Poland. The aim of the Society is to meet the cultural needs of the Jewish community and to represent it, develop literary, artistic and scientific creativity, promote the Yiddish language, protect Jewish heritage in Poland, and material and spiritual help to its members. The Society is represented in the World and European Jewish Congress. It is maintained with own resources. It also uses grants for the implementation of tasks in the field of culture of national and ethnic minorities. The Society operates based on the statute and the law on associations. The General Meeting elects the management every four years. Elections are also held at the TSKŻ field offices.

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 Poland, Sygn. 325. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in June 2018, and accretion in Feb. 2020. Duplication project completed.

Scope and Content

Selected records contain correspondence with domestic offices and international organizations; minutes and reports from meetings and events; records of the Department of Education such as curricula in schools in Hebrew or Yiddish; reports from dayrooms for pupils; personal files and correspondence of the Towarzystwo-Społeczno Kulturalne Żydów w Polsce (TSKŻ), branch in Lublin. Note: Reproduction of this collection is ongoing.

System of Arrangement

Arranged in twelve series: 1. TSKŻ. Main Board. Organizational files; 2. Domestic correspondence (File 23-57); 3. Foreign correspondence (File 58-68); 4. Personnel files of employees (File 69-84); 5. Financial files (file 85-87); 6. Department of Evidence (File 88-105); 7. Repatriation Department (File 106); 8. Department of Education (File 107-139); 9. Publishing matters (File 140-141); 10. Field records (File 142-314); 11. "Folks Sztyme", records of the Jewish-Polish magazin (File 315-316); 12. Various records (File 317)

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma

Corporate Bodies



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