[Documents related to persons newly resettled in the Łódź Ghetto] (ID: 35644)
This grouping contains documents related to individuals and families who were newly arrived, or “resettled”, into the Łódź Ghetto. Most of these new arrivals were from Western Europe, while a few hailed from other parts of Poland. Much of the documentation comes from the Abteilung für die Eingesiedelten (Department for Settlement) or one of the various Collectives that were in place in the Ghetto. These Collectives were established to house and assist in the care of persons newly arrived in the ghetto. The Collectives’ members were all from the same location (for example, everyone in Kollektiv Berlin was from Berlin). The Collectives primarily served as housing for new arrivals; hundreds of persons would live in one giant room in deplorable conditions while they waited for permission to move into an apartment. Those in the Collectives often times intensely affected by the deportations; many would never have the chance to move into their own apartment. The leaders of the Collectives would go to the Department for Settlement with any requests that they might have.
The types of documents in this collection included correspondence, meeting minutes, and supporting documents providing proof of military service, marriage, and birth. The topics covered in these documents primarily include requests for aid, statements of aid provided, statement of those no longer receiving aid, information regarding who can work, requests for apartments, requests to place individuals in old age homes or other care institutions, additions to various list, information regarding what type of persons were in the most recent group of arrivals, and correspondence between the Department for Settlement and the different Collectives.
List Organized By:
Between 1941 - 1943
Number of Persons (Est.):
2500 - 3000
Number of Pages (Exact):
Moderately Legible Text
Typed and Handwritten
Place of Incarceration:
Litzmannstadt-Getto, Łódź, Poland