World Archives Project: USHMM - Łódź, Poland, Student File Cards

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This collection contains records on persecution and emigration during the German occupation.

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Introduction

This collection contains student registration cards from the Lodz Ghetto, which was established soon after the German invasion of Poland. Despite the need for housing space in the ghetto, room was set aside for 2 pre-schools, 34 elementary and 2 secondary schools, as well as 4 religious schools, 1 vocational school, and one school each for mentally disabled and deaf children.

The schools sustained the ghetto’s almost 15,000 students in essential ways. The routines and camaraderie of study offered an environment of normalcy and relief from the ghetto’s oppressive misery. Through the schools, the children also received much needed medical attention and, more importantly, one meal a day. This ration of soup often meant the difference between life and death.

To learn more about the Lodz Ghetto, visit the Museum’s online Holocaust Encyclopedia.

Project Instructions

The majority of the images are written in the German language. Some forms are in Yiddish. When coming across an image in Yiddish, please enter "Y" in the File Number field. These will be indexed separately.

Important: Do not key the names of government or other officials as the goal is to capture information about the people for whom the document is about (survivors and victims of the Holocaust), and not the people who administered or signed the documents.

Many names and locations will contain diacritics. Key those as seen using the "Insert international characters" button located directly above the keying grid and directly below the image.

Please rely on common sense when keying.

What Names Should I Key? A majority of the images will contain the name of a child and his mother and father (or guardians). The other images will have just one name each. If you come across an image in a different format, key each name you encounter using the "important" rule above.

Project Form Types and Field Helps
Record
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data


Record

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Choose the "Record" form type for images with names to key. Some forms are in Yiddish. When coming across an image in Yiddish, please enter "Y" in the File Number field. These will be indexed separately.



Record Keying Instructions

File Number

Key the file number as seen on the record.

On the majority of images, the file number may be found in the top right hand side of the image next to the abbreviation "No."

On a handful of images, the file number may be found in the lower left hand side of the image next to "L. Nr."

On even fewer images, the file number may be found in various locations on the image.

IMPORTANT: Some forms are in Yiddish. When coming across an image in Yiddish, please enter "Y" in the File Number field. These will be indexed separately.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.

On the majority of images, the name may be found next to number 1 above the German words "Zu- und Vorname" in surname-given format.

On a handful of images, the name may be found after the words "Es wird hiermit bescheinigt, dass."

On even fewer images, the name may be found towards the top of the image in various locations.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space.

On the majority of images, the name may be found next to number 1 above the German words "Zu- und Vorname" in surname-given format.

On a handful of images, the name may be found after the words "Es wird hiermit bescheinigt, dass."

On even fewer images, the name may be found towards the top of the image in various locations.

Father/Guardian Surname

Since the surname for the father will be the same as the surname of the student, this field will often only have the given name. Surname will appear in cases of guardianship. Key the surname of the father/guardian of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.

This name should not be inferred from the child. Where present, the father/guardian's surname may be found next to number 2 above the German words "Name des Vaters oder des Vormundes."

Father/Guardian Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the father/guardian of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space.

The father/guardian's name may be found next to number 2 above the German words "Name des Vaters oder des Vormundes."

Mother Maiden Name

Occasionally an alternate surname may be recorded for an individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the abbreviation "for." or the words "nee" or "formerly." Key the maiden name of the mother as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.

The mother's maiden name may be found next to number 3 above the German words "Name und Mädchenname der Mutter."

Mother Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the mother of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space.

The mother's name may be found next to number 3 above the German words "Name und Mädchenname der Mutter."

Birth Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the birth date.

Birth day is the first set of Arabic numbers found next to number 4 near the words "Geburtsdatum," "Geboren" or something similar.

Birth Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the birth date using the dictionary provided for assistance.

Birth month appears as Roman Numerals after the birth date next to number 4 near the words "Geburtsdatum," "Geboren" or something similar.

Birth Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the birth date.

Birth year appears after the Roman Numerals next to number 4 near the words "Geburtsdatum," "Geboren" or something similar.

Address

Key the address as seen on the record.

Address may be found next to number 6 above the German word "Adresse." Key the whole address.

Birthplace

Key the birthplace as seen on the record. The birthplace may include any combination of city, county, state, or country names.

Birthplace does not appear on most documents but, if included, may be found near the word "Geboren" or something similar.

School Year Range

Key the school year range as seen on the record. School year range appears as a two-digit or four-digit range spearated by a slash mark (/). They are typically 40/41 or 1940/1941.

School year range may be found next to number 7 above the German words "Besucht die Schule in den Schuljahren." Please note that School Year Range, School Grade and School Number appear together next to number 7, but not always in the same order.

School Number

Key the school number as seen on the record. School number appears as a number proceeded by a letter. (Example: 9b or 18a). "Gimn" [gimnazjum/secondary school] may also appear instead of a school number.

School number may be found next to number 7 above the German words "Besucht die Schule in den Schuljahren." Please note that School Year Range, School Grade and School Number appear together next to number 7, but not always in the same order.

School Grade

Key the school grade as seen on the record. School grade appears as Roman Numerals and may also contain a letter. Key the Roman Numerals as seen. (Example: IV or Va)

School grade may be found next to number 7 above the German words "Besucht die Schule in den Schuljahren." Please note that School Year Range, School Grade and School Number appear together next to number 7, but not always in the same order.

Record Image Samples



Cover page, Section header, etc.



Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Image with no data



Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.