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Ancestry.com. Poland, Selected Records of Jews in the Radom District, 1939-1945 (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, Selected Records of Jews in the Radom District, 1939-1945 (USHMM)

This database includes information from records created during the German occupation of the Radom district in central Poland during World War II. The records pertain primarily to the local economy, including the consolidation of village lands, and to the district’s administration under Nazi occupation. Also included are names of Jews performing physical labor, prisoners, deported people, as well as primary school teachers and lawyers.

Note: Some documents contain names of German Army officers and soldiers who deserted and were subject to punishment by Nazi authorities. These names may appear in the index. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the World Memory Project do not necessarily recognize all of these individuals as victims of persecution.

What's in the Records

Details extracted for the index vary by record type, but will include the following as available:

  • name
  • birth date
  • birthplace
  • residence
  • residence date
  • document date

In addition to these facts, the records themselves may list

  • occupation
  • marital status
  • religion
  • children
  • nationality
  • date and length of detention

These records are in German.

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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 is available in the online Holocaust Encyclopedia about the German invasion and occupation of Poland.

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