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Zakłady karne w Łodzi (Sygn.198)

Document | Accession Number: 2015.40 | RG Number: RG-15.345M

The collection consists of files from four Łodź prisons from the years of the German occupation (1939-1945), including: personal files of the prisoners and officers, indexes of prisoners (they contain such data as the first and last name, date of arrest, relocation from one prison or camp to another one, and whether a prisoner was released or executed). The files relate to the following prisons: 1. Police Prison (Gestapo) on 16 Sterlinga St. (Polizeigefängnis Robert Kochstrasse 16). Prisoners here were arrested by the Gestapo for sabotage, political activity, fighting for independence or belonging to the Polish resistance movement. Most of them, when the investigation was over, were sent to concentration camps and prisons of maximum security. Many prisoners were executed; 2. Police Prison for Women on 13 Gdańska Street (Polizei Frauengefängnis Danziger Strasse 13), was designed for persons arrested and sentenced for criminal or economic crimes. For the women sentenced for political reasons, this was a transit stage before they were sent to a concentration camp. Lots of women died during their stay in this prison; 3. Police Prison (Kripo) on 152 Kilińskiego St. (Polizeigefängnis Buschlinie 152), was designed for people arrested and sentenced for criminal or economic crimes. The penalties ranged from several weeks to one year in prison. For those sentenced for over one year this served as a transit prison; 4. Court Prison on 29 Kopernika Street (Gerichtgefängnis Friedrich Gössler Strasse 29) was the place to serve a penalty lasting from one month to half a year and sentenced by occupational courts, mainly Amtsgericht.

Collection Subtitle
German prisoners in Łódź
inclusive:  1939-1945
17 microfilm reels (digitized) ; 35 mm.
digital images.
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: 2020-04-16 17:19:49
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