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Komitet Żydowski w Ostrowcu Świętokrzyskim (Sygn. 359)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2018.334.1 | RG Number: RG-15.622

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    This collection includes circulars of the Jewish Committee in Kielce, correspondence (including correspondance with local Polish authorities), a list of Jews from Ostrowiec living in Bergen-Belsen, memebers of the Jewish committee in Munich (Germany), minutes of meetings, numerous documents related to the recovery of property lost during the war, in addition to medical certificates, statistical data of the Jewish population in Ostrowiec.
    Alternate Title
    Jewish Committee in Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski
    inclusive:  1945
    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.
    Collection Creator
    Gmina ?ydowska w Ostrowcu ?wi?tokrzyskim
    Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski is located in the Świętokrzyskie province and has 70,000 inhabitants. Jews began to settle here in the middle of the 16th century, when Ostrów was transforming from a settlement into a town. In the 17th and 18th century, the town was owned by noble families, and back then a Jewish community existed and administered a cemetery and a synagogue. In the 17th century Jews constituted around 20% of inhabitants, in the 18th century it was 35%, whereas in the 19th century – half of the town’s population. In 1928, Jews of Ostrowiec held one-third of positions in the town council and the majority in the county council. There were four synagogues and forty two house of prayers operating in the town. On September 7, 1939, the Germans invaded the town. They created a Judenrat and forced the Jews to work in German factories. In 1941 the Germans established a ghetto, and the first deportation to Treblinka began in 1942. In 1943, the Germans sent a group of Jews to the work camp in Sandomierz and Blizyn, and a work camp was set up in the local mill. The camp was liquidated in 1944, and the remaining Jews were sent to Auschwitz. In May 1945, less than two hundred Jews lived in Ostrowiec. Most of them left abroad, the rest stayed until 1968.

    Physical Details

    Polish Yiddish
    334 digital images : PDF.
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in one series: 1. Organizational files [File 1-13]

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    Conditions on Access
    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
    Publication or copying of more than several documents for a third party requires the permission of the Żydowski Instytut Historyczny imienia Emanuela Ringelbluma.

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Żydowski Instytut Historyczny im. Emanuela Ringelbluma Poland, Sygn. 359. 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.
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