Hersch Wasser
[Back to Formatted Version]
Brief Description: The collection consists of diaries, eyewitness accounts, testimonies, essays, official and underground publications, documents from the Jewish councils (Judenrats). The materials pertain to Jewish communities, ghettos, labor camps and to Jews living illegally on the "Aryan side".      Materials on the Warsaw Ghetto include a manuscript diary and other notes by Emanuel Ringelblum.  Essays by other members of the Oneg Shabat group on topics related to conditions in the ghetto, such as:  black market, street trade, smuggling, working, performing arts, child beggars, ghetto folklore, sanitary conditions, mortality, the Jewish police, the Judenrat, self-help orgainizations, child care. Materials on the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in April 1943 include testimonies, reports in the Polish underground press, a communication from the Polish Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK) to the Jewish Fighters' Organization (Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa, ZOB) about support for the uprising.      Materials on other communities consist mostly of eyewitness accounts and diaries from  Chelm, Ciechanow, Czestochowa, Dabie, Garbatka, Gora Kalwaria, Gorlice, Kaunas, Krosniewice, Kutno, Legionowo, Lodz, Lubicz, Lublin, Lwow, Ostrowiec, Otwock, Piotrkow, Plock, Plonsk, Serock, Slonim, Sokolow Podlaski, Torczyn, Vilna.      Eyewitness accounts of the early labor camps for Jewish prisoners in Budzyn, Lowicz, Osiedle Osow, Pustkow, Tyszowce.  A testimony about the first death camp in Chelmno near Lodz.
Held at:
YIVO Online Guide
Record Series Number: RG 225 /RG 225 
Created by: Wasser, Hersch
Volume: 0.0
Arrangement: This collection is arranged
Subject Index
Concentration, Death, Labor, and Internment camps
Ghettos, Holocaust
Holocaust and Aftermath
Resistance, World War II
Wasser, Hersch
Genres/Forms of Material
Documents - Collection
Finding Aid Revisions: 1994/08/05 ; 1999/02/22 ; y.a.t.
© 2013 YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Terms of Use Privacy Policy