Biuro meldunkowe miasta Czȩstochowy. Karty rejestracyjne Ż̇ydów (Sygn.119). Series RG-15.103M. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.
General collection information
This database contains details extracted from registration files of Jewish residents of Cze̜stochowa from 1936 to 1938. The original records are held by the Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma (Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute) in Poland.
Collection in context
Cze̜stochowa (German: Tschenstochau) is a town in southern Poland. The earliest mention of Jews in Cze̜stochowa dates back to the early 18th century. By the beginning of the 20th century, Cze̜stochowa had a sizable Jewish population; in1921, the 22,663 Jews living in Cze̜stochowa made up 28% of the total population.
The German army entered Cze̜stochowa on September 3, 1939. The Nazis established a ghetto in Cze̜stochowa in April 1941, housing over 40,000 Jews. The ghetto was fully liquidated by October 1942.