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Konspiracyjne archiwum getta Warszawskiego : Archiwum Ringelbluma

Document | Accession Number: 1996.A.0229 | RG Number: RG-15.079M

Contains some 25,000 pages of more than 6,000 documents relating to the lives of the Jewish population living within the borders of occupied Poland from September 1939 to the end of February 1943. The collection contains questionnaires, reports, journals, diaries, memoirs, journal articles, literary works, letters, notices, copies of official correspondence, protocols of the deliberations of ghetto institutions, identity cards, postal notices, advertisements, medical prescriptions, business stationery, wrapping paper used in the ghetto, outlines of scholarly and artistic works, school and university diplomas, and photographs. The Clandestine Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto is also a collection of conspiratorial materials, among them underground press materials, leaflets, and notes of radio monitoring. The materials in the clandestine archives form thematic and chronological cycles. The first part describes the result of the destructive actions of the Nazis, challenges to the professional and social life of the Jewish population, as well as changes in its moral and cultural manners, and the first efforts at resistance. The second part of the collection illustrates the annihilation of the Jewish population in occupied Poland as well as the preparation of weapons for armed confrontation by the resistance. The Clandestine Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto is diverse in form and provenance. It contains typed, handwritten, printed materials, and copies. The texts are written on pieces of waste paper, for example on the reverse of documents, wine labels, etc. Part I of the Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto contain documents from the period of July 22 to August 1942, and pictures by the artist-painter G. Seksztajn—pictures created before the war. Part II contains documents from July 22, 1942, to the end of February 1943. The second part also includes personal archives and depositions of the “Oneg Shabbat” members. Thematically, those materials belong to Part I and are connected with the prewar period.

Alternate Title
Underground archives of the Warsaw Ghetto : Ringelblum Archives
inclusive:  1939-1943
39,399 digital images : JPEG ; 56.2 GB.
68 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
8 CDs.
10 DVDs.
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.
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:08:53
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