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Account of life in a Polish ghetto

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 1244
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Account of life in a Polish ghetto
Date(s): 1942
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Unknown


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers comprising an account of life in a Polish ghetto, 1942, contain copy extracts from a letter by a Jewish woman in a ghetto in Poland, in which she describes the horrendous living conditions. Mention is made of the immanent arrival of a Swiss commission of inspection.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German and English

System of arrangement:

1 item.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

This typescript copy account of life in an unidentified Polish ghetto commences with a note in English that the letter extracts were received in New York from Switzerland. It is also headed 'strictly confidential, for your personal information only' and annotated with the date May 1942.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2008

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