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Selected records from the State Archives in Kalisz

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2012.124 | RG Number: RG-15.221M

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    Pre-World War II files (starting with 1918) of the Starosties (county chiefs) in Odolanów, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Ostrzeszów, Pleszewo, Koźmin, and Kalisz, and of the towns of Kalisz, Kępno, Kobylin, Krotoszyn, Ostrzeszów, Pleszewo, Pogorzel, Stawiszyn, Sulmierzyce and Zduny: religious matters of the Jewish communities, cemeteries, and real estate belonging to communities, as well as communal elections, organizations, associations, political parties, sport clubs, foundations, and schools. Collection also includes records of the Jewish press, lists of inhabitants, legal acts, and correspondence. 1930s materials of the county police in Kalisz document Jewish associations and parties. World War II materials from the Sondergericht in Kalisz, penitentiary in Kalisz, and jail in Ostrów Wielkopolski: criminal cases against Jews for violating occupational rules and regulations (e.g. illegal trade, ritual slaughter), files on prisoners sentenced by the occupational authorities. 1945 and 1946 mainly minutes of municipal councils, along with some other documents.
    inclusive:  1918-1946
    Credit Line
    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.

    Physical Details

    Polish German
    38,727 digital images : JPEG ; 139 GB .
    35 microfilm reels (digitized) ; 35 mm.

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    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Reproduction of more than 100 pages of copies of documents for researchers or other institutions requires a written permission of the General Director of the State Archives of the Republic of Poland. Publication of more than 10 complete documents in an individual work requires the written authorization of the General Director. The Museum may not publish any archival material obtained from the General Director, including specific archives under his control, on the Internet, the World Wide Web, or any other publicly accessible on-line network without the written permission of the General Director. Citation of the materials in any publication must refer to the Museum and the Polish State Archives and must include the name of the archival group and catalogue number of the originals.

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    Archiwum Państwowe w Kaliszu
    Source of acquisition is the Archiwum Państwowe w Kaliszu (State Archives in Kalisz), Poland. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archives Project in July 2012.
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