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Ancestry.com. Poland, Jews Displaced from Biała Podlaska to Międzyrzec-Podlaski, 1942 (USHMM) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

This collection was indexed by World Memory Project contributors. The World Memory Project is part of the Ancestry.com World Archives Project - a community collaborative effort that allows thousands of people around the world to help preserve history that would otherwise be lost. Click here to see additional World Memory Project collections.

About Poland, Jews Displaced from Biała Podlaska to Międzyrzec-Podlaski, 1942 (USHMM)

This database contains information from registration cards for Jewish residents of Biała Podlaska, Poland, whom German authorities concentrated in the Mie̜dzyrzec-Podlaski ghetto in 1942. Later, SS and police units deported most of them to Treblinka to be killed.

What's in the Records

While this database does not include images of the cards, the index entries for individuals may include details such as:

  • relationship to head of household
  • gender
  • religion
  • marital status
  • military obligation
  • nationality
  • additional places and dates of residence
  • date of registration
  • removal date
  • comments

Details in the entries will vary depending on what information was provided on the original card.

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Additional details about these victims may be included in the original records. While the index is freely accessible from Ancestry.com, the images of these records are not available in this database. Copies of the images can be ordered at no cost from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Click here for ordering information.

Historical Background

More information about the Treblinka killing center is available in the online Holocaust Encyclopedia.

Click here to see video testimony of Abraham Bomba, a barber who was forced to cut women’s hair before they were gassed at Treblinka.