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Sąd Grodzki w Warszawie, akta Zg.1946 (Sygn. 655)

Document | Accession Number: 2013.241 | RG Number: RG-15.270

This collection contains selected files, so-called “Zg.” of the Sąd Grodzki w Warszawie, i.e. contains cases of establishing somebody as deceased or issuing a death certificate. Cases apply to those who had perished (99 per cent of cases) during the Soviet or, mainly, Nazi occupation: who were arrested either by the Soviets or Germans, deported to the USSR or the Third Reich, sent to concentration camps, or murdered in ghettos or places of extermination. The files (app. 5-20 pages) contain an application for establishing that someone had died, testimonies of two witnesses on standard forms, related correspondence, and the sentence of the court. The law determined who could be declared as deceased ( Article 14, section 1): “Those who perished while participating in military operations can be declared/found dead after a year from the end of the calendar year in which the military operations had ceased. The same refers to individuals who had perished while remaining in the area during military operations if, according to the circumstances, it was likely that this was connected with these operations or under life threatening conditions.”

Collection Subtitle
Court Grodzki in Warsaw, file Zg.1946
inclusive:  1946-1950
157,582 digital images : PDF ; 56.8 GB .
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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.
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