World Archives Project: USHMM - Poland, Lodz Ghetto Worker ID Cards, 1939-1944

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About this project This collection contains worker identification cards issued to those working in the Lodz ghetto.

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Project Instructions
This collection contains worker identification cards issued to those working in the Lodz ghetto.

The majority of the images will be of worker identification cards. They will either be of the front of the card or of the back of the card.

Occasionally other images will appear. These images will be of a family card, which contain all members in a household, or of information cards which provide basic information about an individual.
Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Family Card
ID Card Back
ID Card Front
Information Cards

Family Card

Choose the "Family Card" form type when the image is of a list of members in a household.

File:40630_sample_-_Family_Card.jpg

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Rev," "Mr," or "Mrs," as seen on the record using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. It will be found on the line marked "Vorname."

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record, using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. It will be found on the line marked "Vorname."

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record, using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. It will be found on the line marked "Name" or "Familienname."

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III," following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record, using the drop-down menu provided to assist you.

Resident Address

Key the resident address as seen. It will be on the line named "wohnh" or "adresse."

Relation to Head

Key the relationship of the individual to the head of household as seen on the record using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. It will be in the "Verse. Gred" column.

Birth Year or Age

Key the value as seen on the record from the "Altern" column.

ID Card Back

Choose the "ID Card Back" form type when the image is of the back of an identification card.

' File:40630_sample_-_ID_Card_Back.jpg

Profession

Key the profession as seen on the record using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. The profession will be found on the lined named "Erlernter Beruf."

Second Occupation

Key the second occupation as seen on the record using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. The second occupation will be found on the line named "Angelernter Beruf."

Gender

Key the gender as seen on the record using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. The gender will be found on the line named "Geschlecht."

Age

Key the age as seen. The age will be found on the line named "Alter am 1.1.1943"

Working Since Day

Key the working since day from the working since date. The working since date will be found on the line names "Arbeitet seit." All dates will be in day-month-year format.

Working Since Month

Key the working since month from the working since date using the drop-down menu provided to assist you.  The working since date will be found on the line names "Arbeitet seit." All dates will be in day-month-year format.

Working Since Year

Key the working since year from the working since date. The working since date will be found on the line names "Arbeitet seit." All dates will be in day-month-year format.

ID Card Front

Choose the "ID Card Front" when the image is of the front of an identification card. It will say
File:40630_sample_-_ID_Card_Front.jpg

Photo

Key Yes if there is a photo present and No if there is no photo present on the ID card

Worker Number

Key the worker number as seen. The worker number will be found on the line named "Arbeiter Nr."

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record, using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. It will be found on the line marked "Name" or "Familienname."

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III," following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record, using the drop-down menu provided to assist you.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Rev," "Mr," or "Mrs," as seen on the record using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. It will be found on the line marked "Vorname."

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record, using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. It will be found on the line marked "Vorname."

Birth Day

Key the birth day from the birth date. The birth date will be found on the line named "Geburtsdatum" or with the abbreviation "Geb." All dates will be in day-month-year format.

Birth Month

Key the birth month from the birth date. The birth date will be found on the line named "Geburtsdatum" or with the abbreviation "Geb." All dates will be in day-month-year format. Months in German:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

Birth Year

Key the birth year from the birth date. The birth date will be found on the line named "Geburtsdatum" or with the abbreviation "Geb." All dates will be in day-month-year format.

Resident Address

Key the resident address as seen. It will be on the line named "wohnh" or "adresse."

Death Day

Key the death day from the death date. The death date will be on identification cards with the "Gestorben" stamp on the front. The death date will be after the word "Am." All dates are in day-month-year format. Not all cards with the "Gestorben" stamp will include death dates.

Death Month

Key the death month from the death date using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. The death date will be on identification cards with the "Gestorben" stamp on the front. The death date will be after the word "Am." All dates are in day-month-year format. Not all cards with the "Gestorben" stamp will include death dates.

Months in German:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

Death Year

Key the death year from the death date. The death date will be on identification cards with the "Gestorben" stamp on the front. The death date will be after the word "Am." All dates are in day-month-year format. Not all cards with the "Gestorben" stamp will include death dates.

Information Cards

Choose the "Information Cards" form type when the image is of a card that says
File:40630_sample_-_Information_Card.jpg

Card Number

Key the card number as seen on the record. The card number will be found in the upper right-hand corner on the line named "Nr."

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record, using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. It will be found on the line marked "Name" or "Familienname."

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III," following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record, using the drop-down menu provided to assist you.

Prefix

Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr," "Rev," "Mr," or "Mrs," as seen on the record using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. It will be found on the line marked "Vorname."

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record, using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. It will be found on the line marked "Vorname."

First Name of Parents

Key the first name of parents as seen on the record. It will be on the line named "Vornamen der Eltern."

Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. The birth place will be found on the line named "Geburtsort."

Birth Day

Key the birth day from the birth date. The birth date will be found on the line named "Geburtsdatum" or with the abbreviation "Geb." All dates will be in day-month-year format.

Birth Month

Key the birth month from the birth date. The birth date will be found on the line named "Geburtsdatum" or with the abbreviation "Geb." All dates will be in day-month-year format.

Months in German:

  • 1 - I - Januar
  • 2 - II - Februar
  • 3 - III - März
  • 4 - IV - April
  • 5 - V - Mai
  • 6 - VI - Juni
  • 7 - VII - Juli
  • 8 - VIII - August
  • 9 - IX - September
  • 10 - X - Oktober
  • 11 - XI - November
  • 12 - XII - Dezember

Birth Year

Key the birth year from the birth date. The birth date will be found on the line named "Geburtsdatum" or with the abbreviation "Geb." All dates will be in day-month-year format.

Profession

Key the profession as seen on the record using the drop-down menu provided to assist you. The profession will be found on the lined named "Erlernter Beruf."

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