Nachman Zonabend
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Brief Description: The records reflect the organizational structure of the Jewish ghetto administration and consist of the following:      Correspondence with German government agencies, 1939-1941, including the Police and Gestapo, the *Oberburgermeister* of Litzmannstadt (German name for Lodz), the *Gettoverwaltung* (German administration of the ghetto). The correspondence pertains to the establishment of the ghetto, expropriation of Jewish property, resettlement of Lodz Jews into the ghetto, sanitary conditions, ghetto industry, anti-Jewish ordinances.      Announcements issued by Rumkowski, 1940-1944.  A complete set of daily communications to the ghetto population on all subjects pertinent to ghetto life such as: confiscations of Jewish property, food rationing, availability of work, relief distribution, deportations, liquidation of the ghetto.      Files of various departments of the Jewish ghetto administration including labor divisions and workshops, the Jewish police (*Ordnungsdienst*), Statistics Department, Ghetto Court, Archives, Resettlement Department, Deportation Commission.  Of special interest are the Archives files which contain essays and reports written by the Archives staff expressly for the purpose of historical record on subjects related to ghetto life.  Outstanding in this group are reports and literary sketches by Joseph Zelkowicz, including his extensive account about the *Gesperre* (Yid. Shpere) - the deportation of the children, the old and the infirm in September, 1942.  In addition, the Archives files contain bulletins of the *Daily Chronicle* of the Lodz Ghetto, transcripts of speeches by Rumkowski, and issues of the *Geto-tsaytung*, a short-lived official publication of the Eldest of the Jews.       Iconographic materials, including photographs and albums.  The photographs taken by Mendel Grossman, Henryk Ross, Maliniak, Zonabend and others, provide an extensive visual record of ghetto life.
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Record Series Number: RG 241 /RG 241 
Created by: Zonabend, Nachman
Volume: 0.0
Arrangement: Folders arranged numerically; boxes 24 & 25 unarranged
Subject Index
Ghettos, Holocaust
Holocaust and Aftermath
Zonabend, Nachman
Genres/Forms of Material
Documents - Collection
Other Formats: MK 311.1-.8 [Note that the order of papers in the collection was changed after microfilming completed.]
Finding Aid Revisions: 1994/08/08 ; 1903/09/23 ; GMB
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