World Archives Project: USHMM - Poland, Selected Records of Jews in the Radom District During WWII

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About this project Under the German occupation, the Radom district included most of the prewar Kielce region and fragments of the Warsaw and Łódź regions. This collection contains files concerning Jews in this district during the war, including economic and administrative records, and several records about primary school teachers.

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Project Instructions:

Even though this collection is about the Radom district, since these records were created during the German occupation, all of the records are in German.


Because the records in this collection are so varied in type and information provided, we've kept this project simple:

  • There is only one data (information to key) form type, which is called "Selected Records." This form type will be used for the majority of the images in this project.
  • There is a minimal number of fields to key - name, birth date, birthplace, residence date, residence place, and document date. If you are keying a record, at least one of the name fields must be populated. The other information should be keyed when it is available on the record.


You may receive an image set that consists of several images in a row regarding the same primary person. This is okay. Key the person on each image. If the same individual appears multiple times within an image, key the name only once.


For records that contain tables or name lists, key each person as a separate record. For other records such as correspondence, biographies, narratives, or other documents that do not consist of pre-printed forms and would otherwise require translating and reading through a block of text, only key the name of the primary individual, which should appear at the top of the page or somewhere near the beginning of the text. Do not worry about keying any other names mentioned in the document, as they may not necessarily be victims or survivors of the Holocaust.

Do not key the names of government or other officials as the goal is capture information about the people whom the document is about, 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.


Project-specific sample images and form field help:

Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Selected Records

This project uses diacritics 

If you are using Windows XP there are some diacritics that may not be displayed correctly. This occasionally happens in newer browsers and operating systems as well. You may see a box inserted as a letter. For example: Mie□dzyrzecz instead of Międzyrzecz

When you key letters with diacritics, it is best to use the international character set provided or the numeric shortcut shown in the keying tool. (Note: Not all diacritics will have a shortcut displayed.) Do not use other keyboard shortcuts as a work around. For arbitrators and reviewers who are using Windows XP operating systems, if you see the □ displayed, you will need to key the diacritic using the international characters symbols provided in the tool to ensure the proper diacritic is being entered. 

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Selected Records


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Document Day

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It usually follows the word "den", which means "the." It often follows a place name as well. The date will usually appear in the day-month-year format. Key the document day as seen. If no document date appears on the image, leave the document date fields blank. If the date is a date range, key the most recent of the dates given.

Document Month

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It usually follows the word "den", which means "the." It often follows a place name as well. The date will usually appear in the day-month-year format. If no document date appears on the image, leave the document date fields blank. If the date is a date range, key the most recent of the dates given.

Key the document month using the provided drop-down list and in the language of the document. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document.

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

Document Year

The document date is the date the document was signed or written. This is not available on every image, but if it is, it can usually be found near the top or bottom of the page. It usually follows the word "den", which means "the." It often follows a place name as well. The date will usually appear in the day-month-year format. If no document date appears on the image, leave the document date fields blank. If the date is a date range, key the most recent of the dates given. Key the document year as seen, whether two or four digits.

Given

Key the given name including any initial and middle names using the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen. In some cases a given name may be clearly indicated by the words "Vorname," "Vor-," or "Name." In other cases, it may appear in a section labeled "betrifft," which means "subject." Sometimes a relationship word may indicate a family member's name.

Surname

Key the surname using the provided drop-down list for assistance. If a name is not on the list, key as seen. The surname is usually written after the given name. In some cases a surname may be clearly indicated by the words "Zuname," "Zu-," "Familienname," or "Name." In other cases, it may appear in a section labeled "betrifft," which means "subject." Sometimes a relationship word may indicate a family member's name. Surnames may be written in all caps or with large spaces in between each letter. Do not key the spaces or the capitalization; rather key the name using proper casing and spacing.

Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the alias using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.

Alias Surname

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or other indicating words. A variant spelling of a name is not considered an alias. Key any surname aliases using the provided drop-down list. If a name does not appear on the list, key as seen.

Birth Day

Key the birth day, using the words listed below to help you identify if a birth date is given. When provided, the date is usually written in the day-month-year format.

Words and abbreviations indicating birth or birth date: 

  • Geb.
  • Geburt
  • Geburtszeit
  • Geburtstag
  • Geburtsdatum
  • Geboren
  • Geburten


Birth Month

Key the birth month using the provided drop-down list. Use the words listed below to help you identify if a birth date is given. When provided, the date is usually written in the day-month-year format. Key the name of the month in the language of the document. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document.

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

Words and abbreviations indicating birth or birth date: 

  • Geb.
  • Geburt
  • Geburtszeit
  • Geburtstag
  • Geburtsdatum
  • Geboren


Birth Year

Key the birth year, using the words listed below to help you identify if a birth date is given. When provided, the date is usually written in the day-month-year format. Key the year as seen, whether two or four digits.

Words and abbreviations indicating birth or birth date: 

  • Geb.
  • Geburt
  • Geburtszeit
  • Geburtstag
  • Geburtsdatum
  • Geboren


Birth Place

Key the birth location using the provided drop-down list. If a location is not on the list, key as seen. Use the words listed below to help you identify if a birthplace is given. Key all parts of a birthplace (town, district, etc.) even if they are written into separate fields. Separate jurisdictions with a comma.

Words and abbreviations indicating birth or birthplace: 

  • Geb.
  • Geburt
  • Geburten
  • Geboren....in
  • Geburtsort
  • Geboren....Wohnort
  • -Ort
  • Heimatsort


Residence Day

If there is an event date associated with the person (excluding the document date) key it as a residence date. This may be an admission date, release date, employment date, etc. If there are two or more dates listed for one person, key the most recent of the dates. Dates are often written in the day-month-year format.

Residence Month

If there is an event date associated with the person (excluding the document date) key it as a residence date. This may be an admission date, release date, employment date, etc. If there are two or more dates listed for one person, key the most recent of the dates. Dates are often written in the day-month-year format.

Key the name of the month in the language of the document. Key the name of the month in full, even if abbreviated, written numerically, or in Roman numerals on the document.

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

Residence Year

If there is an event date associated with the person (excluding the document date) key it as a residence date. This may be an admission date, release date, employment date, etc. If there are two or more dates listed for one person, key the most recent of the dates. Dates are often written in the day-month-year format.

Key the year as seen, whether two or four digits.

Residence Location

Key the residence location using the provided drop-down list. If a location is not on the list, key as seen. Use the words listed below to help you identify if a residence location is given. Key all parts of a location (town, district, etc.) even if they are written into separate fields. Separate jurisdictions with a comma.

Words indicating residence: 

  • In
  • Lager
  • Ort
  • Wohnhaft
  • Wohnort
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