World Archives Project: Poland, Jewish Holocaust Survivors Registered in Warsaw, 1945-1946 - Abbreviations

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Abbreviations and Polish words found in this project. Feel free to add to and edit (correct!!) this list!

Note: We don't translate items on the project (just the month fields). Key as seen. This is for reference only.

abbreviation meaning english translation notes
Zaśw Wojsk Zaświadczenie Wojskowe Military certificate
ZSRR USSR Soviet Union
z domu z domu nee Maiden name
Patrz Patrz See Refer to...
ur urodzony born ie born 1915
z dn dated ie dated June 25
W-wa Warszawa Warsaw
W-wie Warszawie Warsaw
W-wy Warszawy Warsaw The difference between Warszawa, Warszawie, and Warszawy is one of Polish grammar.

w Warszawie in Warsaw, do Warszawy to Warsaw, z Warszawy from Warsaw

i and ie John and Mary
zaw Zawód Occupation ie carpenter (cieśla)
zarej registered (on)
Karta Ewak Karta Ewakuacja Evacuation Card
jako as The common context denotes an alias ie Living in Prague AS Helena Sawika
ZSSR USSR
ob obecnie currently ie the current address at the time the record was created
zezn świadków witness testimony (Witnesses testify?)
przyb przybyła arrived (at) ie Arrived at Buchenwald
przyb z przybyła z came from
u ulica street
ul ulica street
Szpital Miejski Municipal Hospital
Ukrywał Hiding
bunkru bunker
w in, at w W-wa = In Warsaw
z męża with husband
zam zamieszkania home /residence
aryjka Aryan
Obóz Camp Ie Camp Buchenwald
W Rzeszy The Reich
Oświęcim Auschwitz
Woj Wojny War
z d z domu nee maiden name
W ukryciu in hiding
Żyd Jew
Partyzantka Guerrilla
dla for, to
KZ komitet żydów Jewish committee Possibly this one
Wrócił z returned from
vide see (refer to) actually latin
córka daughter
kibuc kibbutz See Article
Obywatelstwo Citizenship
w obozie in camp
vel actually denotes a person's real name. John vel Adam means that John's name is really Adam. Latin origin.
z with, from
u in, at
o about, at
a and, while
r rok year
stacji station
nieznany unknown
al aleje Alley, Avenue Ie Aleje Jerozolimskie = Jerusalem Avenue
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