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Country: Israel
  1. "16 Days in Hiding": Report by an unknown author regarding his experiences in hiding in Grodno

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    "16 Days in Hiding": Report by an unknown author regarding his experiences in hiding in Grodno Liquidation of the Grodno Ghetto under the command of Kurt Wiese and Erich Schott, the Gestapo men, February-12 March 1943; life in hiding including a detailed description of the hiding place; collaboration of the Polish and Belorussian police with the Germans in discovering hiding places of Jews; capture of the Jews in hiding; escape of the author; the author's transfer to Bialystok.

  2. "Destruction of Radzilow": Overview written by Szymon Datner regarding the fate of the Jews of Radzilow

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    "Destruction of Radzilow": Overview written by Szymon Datner regarding the fate of the Jews of Radzilow Occupation of Radzilow by the German Army, 23 June 1941; attitude of the Poles towards the German Army; handing over of Soviet Army soldiers who did not have time to escape [by the Poles] to the Germans; names of Polish collaborators; abuse and murder of Jews by Poles; robbery of property; desecration of religious objects including the burning of Torah scrolls; attitude of the Poles towards the Jews; incitement of the Poles against the Jews; establishment of a local Polish authority in Ra...

  3. "Jewish Street Song": Poem written by Jakow Opaczynski, born in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, 1920

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    "Jewish Street Song": Poem written by Jakow Opaczynski, born in Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, 1920 Return of a Jewish soldier who fought bravely against the Nazis to an empty city which has been destroyed; life in the Jewish street before the war including preparations for the Sabbath, debates between Revisionists and Zionists and relations between Jews and non-Jews; outbreak of the war; life in the ghetto including hunger, cold, mortality, abuse, beatings, arrest and murder of Jews; transporting of Jews by the Gestapo; destruction of the Jewish street; atmosphere of silence in the cemetery...

  4. "The Destruction of Bialystok": Report by Zipora Kaplan regarding the fate of Jews in the Bialystok Ghetto

    1. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    "The Destruction of Bialystok": Report by Zipora Kaplan regarding the fate of Jews in the Bialystok Ghetto Deportation of Jews from the Bialystok area to Treblinka, November 1942; murder of the Jews in Treblinka; escape of Jews from villages in the area to the Bialystok Ghetto; transfer of the civilian government in the ghetto to the Gestapo; sealing of the ghetto; prevention of Jews from leaving the ghetto to go to work outside the ghetto, February 1943; "Aktion" conducted by the Gestapo, Kripo and Schupo, 05 February 1943; refusal of Jewish policemen to cooperate with the Germans; murder ...

  5. The Alfred Schwarzbaum Collection

    Alfred Schwazrbaum has been called a "one man aid and rescue operation". The GFH Schwarzbaum collection holds hundreds of documents, including letters and postcards sent to Schwarzbaum from Poland and from Jews living outside Poland, asking him for help or inquiring about relatives in Poland, receipts for parcel deliveries and correspondences with Jews in Poland and elsewhere.

  6. An anonymous testimony of a woman, born in Lodz, Poland, 1922, age 21, regarding her experiences in Lodz, Warsaw, Russia and her aliya to Eretz Israel in 1943

    1. O.12 - Perlman Collection: Testimonies of refugees from Poland who arrived in Eretz Israel, 1942-1943
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    An anonymous testimony of a woman, born in Lodz, Poland, 1922, age 21, regarding her experiences in Lodz, Warsaw, Russia and her aliya to Eretz Israel in 1943 Life in Lodz; work as a clerk in the Jewish community. Attitude of the head of the Gestapo towards the leadership and clerks of the Jewish community; abuse of the editor Unger by the Germans; murder of Unger; escape to Warsaw; escape including move to the Bug River; escape to the Soviet Union; aliya to Eretz Israel, February 1943. The testimony was recorded during the war.

  7. Announcements to the population issued by Rumkowski in the Lodz Ghetto: Announcement No. 133, dated 04 October 1940. By Gestapo order, curfew in the ghetto will commence at 21:00

    1. O.34 Zonabend Collection: Documentation From the Lodz Ghetto

    Announcements to the population issued by Rumkowski in the Lodz Ghetto: Announcement No. 133, dated 04 October 1940. By Gestapo order, curfew in the ghetto will commence at 21:00

  8. Announcements to the population issued by Rumkowski in the Lodz Ghetto: Announcement Number 428 dated 02 August 1944 issued by the Gestapo regarding a reduction in the area of the ghetto

    1. O.34 Zonabend Collection: Documentation From the Lodz Ghetto

    Announcements to the population issued by Rumkowski in the Lodz Ghetto: Announcement Number 428 dated 02 August 1944 issued by the Gestapo regarding a reduction in the area of the ghetto Evacuation of areas of the ghetto by 24 August 1944; non-evacuation will lead to death; details of the streets to be evacuated; permission to remain in the area granted to factory workers who must complete their work.

  9. Announcements to the population issued by Rumkowski in the Lodz Ghetto: Announcement Number 429, dated 23 August 1944 issued by the Gestapo ordering the Jews to evacuate various areas of the ghetto by 25 August 1944

    1. O.34 Zonabend Collection: Documentation From the Lodz Ghetto

    Announcements to the population issued by Rumkowski in the Lodz Ghetto: Announcement Number 429, dated 23 August 1944 issued by the Gestapo ordering the Jews to evacuate various areas of the ghetto by 25 August 1944 Non-compliance with this order means death; details of the area still permitted to Jews.

  10. Appointments of notable people to serve as leaders of the Viennese Jewish community, 1938

    1. O.30 - Documentation regarding the Jews of Austria, mainly during the Holocaust period

    Appointments of notable people to serve as leaders of the Viennese Jewish community, 1938 - Copy of a document issued by the "Besonderes Stadtamt Wien" regarding the appointments of Dr. Josef Loewenherz as Chairman of the Viennese Jewish community and an eight member advisory committee, 28 May 1938; - Granting of exclusive authority to the Community Chairman; - The appointments, guidelines and granting of authority in accordance with the decision of the Gestapo in Vienna.

  11. Archive of Erich Kulka, Historian of Czech Jewry and Author

    The Erich Kulka Record Group contains: Personal and family documentation; documentation regarding the trial conducted against Sebesta, an antisemitic Czech writer who libeled Erich Kulka; the struggle to clear the names of the Sonderkommando workers as set forth in the book "People In Auschwitz" by Herman Langbein; trials against Nazi war criminals; documentation regarding Holocaust denial; escape of inmates from Auschwitz-Birkenau; research he conducted and published throughout his life, mainly regarding Jewish fighters in the Svoboda Army in the Soviet Union; Kulka's struggle against anti...

  12. Armand Gelmann, 1921; details regarding his activities in the French Jewish underground during World War II

    1. O.89 - Collection of Personal Files of Jewish Underground Fighters in France

    Armand Gelmann, 1921; details regarding his activities in the French Jewish underground during World War II Life in the Gers region including EIF (French Jewish Scouts) membership; life in the Lot et Garonne region including EIF membership; life in the Tarn et Garonne district including EIF membership; La Sixieme (the Sixth) membership; activities as contact person for Dr. Sigismond Hirsch; activities initiating contacts and finding hiding places for Jews; arrest by the Gestapo after he is informed on; deportation to Auschwitz on Transport 58, 31 July 1943; nominated for the Medaille de la ...

  13. Aurelie (Polturak) Gottlieb, born in Lwow, Poland, 1892, known as Rella; details regarding her activities in the French Jewish underground during World War II

    1. O.89 - Collection of Personal Files of Jewish Underground Fighters in France

    Aurelie (Polturak) Gottlieb, born in Lwow, Poland, 1892, known as Rella; details regarding her activities in the French Jewish underground during World War II FSJF (Federation of Jewish Societies in France) activities in Lyons; arrested in the UGIF (Union Generale des Israelites de France) office by the Gestapo, 09 March 1943; deportation to Drancy; transfer to Auschwitz; murdered in Auschwitz. In the file: - Photograph; - Letter; - Documents; - Excerpts from testimonies.

  14. The Ball-Kaduri Collection: Contemporary testimonies and reports regarding the Holocaust of the Jews of Germany and Central Europe, 1943-1960

    The Record Group includes memoirs of Jewish leaders in various areas of Jewish life in Germany. Although there is much documentation regarding the fate of individual Holocaust victims, the main emphasis of the Record Group is on the different Jewish organizations. There is much information about local community organizations and the central Jewish organizations of German Jewry, including general, Zionist, and religious organizations. There is also documentation regarding emigration preparations and relations with the Nazi authorities as seen by the Jews. There are over 300 files in the reco...

  15. Benjamin Sagalowitz Archive: Documentation from Nuremberg Trials regarding the deportation of the Jews of Germany to eastern Europe

    1. The Benjamin Sagalowitz Archive, head of the press agency of the Union of Jewish Communities in Switzerland, 1929-1969

    Benjamin Sagalowitz Archive: Documentation from Nuremberg Trials regarding the deportation of the Jews of Germany to Eastern Europe In the file: - Documentation taken from evidence gathered for the Nuremberg Trials regarding deportation of the Jews, mainly from Bavaria (southern Germany), to Eastern Europe, 1941-1943; - Among other things, a letter from Alfred Rosenberg, the Minister for the Occupied Areas in the East, regarding the deportation of the Jews of Germany to Minsk, 16 January 1942; - Orders from the Wuerzburg Gestapo office, 1942.

  16. Benjamin Sagalowitz Archive: Newspaper clippings regarding Nazi criminals Hermann Krumey and Otto Hunsche and the trial conducted against them in Frankfurt Am Main,1960-1965

    1. The Benjamin Sagalowitz Archive, head of the press agency of the Union of Jewish Communities in Switzerland, 1929-1969

    Benjamin Sagalowitz Archive: Newspaper clippings regarding Nazi criminals Hermann Krumey and Otto Hunsche and the trial conducted against them in Frankfurt Am Main,1960-1965 In the file: -Clippings from German and Swiss newspapers containing reports about the part taken by the two criminals, members of Sonderkommando Eichmann in Hungary, in the extermination of the Jews of Hungary. Among other items in the file: - Clipping from the bi-monthly "Die Wiedergutmachung" with a description of the handing over of 88 Jewish children to the Gestapo in Lidice by Krumey for Sonderbehandlung (special h...

  17. Berthe (Weyl) Hirsch, born in Strasbourg, France, 1907: details regarding her activities in the French Jewish underground during World War II

    1. O.89 - Collection of Personal Files of Jewish Underground Fighters in France

    Berthe (Weyl) Hirsch, born in Strasbourg, France, 1907: details regarding her activities in the French Jewish underground during World War II Activities as a social worker in Paris in the Les Hospitalieres-Saint Gervais school and a clinic on Deux Ponts Street; joins the resistance movement, 1941; membership in La Sixieme (the Sixth); activity as an intelligence agent within the Armee Volontaire; arrest by the Gestapo at Saint-Michel in the Tarn et Garonne region, 18 October 1943; deportation to Drancy; transfer to Auschwitz on Transport 62; awarded the Medaille de Guerre, Medaille de la Re...

  18. Correspondence and personal documentation of Dr. Josef Loewenherz, 1934-1943

    1. O.30 - Documentation regarding the Jews of Austria, mainly during the Holocaust period

    Correspondence and personal documentation of Dr. Josef Loewenherz, 1934-1943 - Correspondence regarding allocation of a plot of land in the Ahuza neighborhood (Haifa-1934?) in honor of Dr. Loewenherz's 50th birthday; - Dr. Loewenherz's trip to Paris on behalf of the community regarding receiving financial assistance for emigration with the approval of the Gestapo Zentralstelle ((Central Office for Jewish Emigration), 07 March 1939; request to take personal luggage for the trip approved by the Devisenstelle (Foreign Currency Office) in Vienna, with the exception of a gold watch, which was re...

  19. Correspondence between Erich Kulka and Attorney-at-Law Dr. Josef Danisz from Prague regarding the trial to clear Erich Kulka's name conducted against the media in Czechoslovakia, 1987-1990

    1. P.25- Archive of Erich Kulka, Historian of Czech Jewry and Author P.25 - ארכיון אריך קולקה

    Correspondence between Erich Kulka and Attorney-at-Law Dr. Josef Danisz from Prague regarding the trial to clear Erich Kulka's name conducted against the media in Czechoslovakia, 1987-1990 - Agreement of Attorney-at-Law Dr. Josef Danisz from Prague to represent Erich Kulka in his lawsuit against the publication of the book, "V zemi zaslíbené?" (In the Promised Land?), by Josef Sebesta and against the Melantrich Publishing House, which published the book, on the charge of libel. In the book, Erich Kulka is accused of collaboration with the Gestapo; the book has an anti-Israel character; - Co...

  20. Correspondence between Erich Kulka and Pavel Bergmann from Prague, 1987-1989

    1. P.25- Archive of Erich Kulka, Historian of Czech Jewry and Author P.25 - ארכיון אריך קולקה

    Correspondence between Erich Kulka and Pavel Bergmann from Prague, 1987-1989 Correspondence between Erich Kulka and Pavel Bergmann regarding the conduct of the libel trial that Erich Kulka brought in the Prague Court against Josef Sebesta, the author of the book, "V zemi zaslíbené?" (In the Promised Land?) and against the Melantrich Publishing House which published the book. In the book, Kulka is presented as a Gestapo agent during World War II, and as a Zionist activist against Czechoslovakia after his aliya to Israel in 1968. The book has an anti-Zionist and anti-Israel character.