This database contains information on thousands of Jews living in the following ghettos during the Holocaust:
- Balta, Transnistria, Moldova (1941)
- Daugavpils (Dvinsk), Latvia (December 1941)
- Kozienice, Poland (1939-1942)
- Kraków, Poland (1940)
- Łódź, Poland (1940-1944)
- Lublin, Poland (April 1942)
- Lvov, Poland (1942-1945)
- Pinsk, Belarus (1941-1942)
- Tirgu Mures, Romania (January 1945)
- Vilnius, Lithuania (1942)
Information listed in this database will vary according to ghetto and original records used. Below is a list of the type of information you may find:
- Name (given and surname)
- Maiden name, if given
- Parents’ names
- Spouse’s name
- Date of record
- Birth date or year
- Occupation and/or employer
- Relationship to head of household
- Permit number
- Comments or notes
- Source information to assist you in finding the individual in the original record
The heading of this list is: "List of Jews registered in the ghettoes, catalogued alphabetically and by the head of the family." The database lists 2,817 Jews in Balta as of 1941.
Selected Records from the Odesa (Odessa) State Oblast Archive. RG-31.004M, Reel 16. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
The database includes 962 records for residents of Daugavpils Ghetto on December 5, 1941.
Source: Daugavpils pilsētas valde (Daugavpils). Fond 6962, apr.21, lieta 26, lp 17. Latvian State Archives, Riga, Lativa.
Kozienice, a small town in the Radom district in central Poland, had approximately 5,000 Jews before World War II. The database includes the names of 4,023 inhabitants from the census of Jews in the Kozienice, Poland ghetto between 1939 and 1942.
Source: Jewish Council of Kozienice, September 1939-September 1942. [Uncatalogued]. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
The database is an index to over 19,000 registration forms for the Jewish inhabitants of Kraków, Poland, which were created under the direction of the Jüdische Gemeinde in Krakau (Jewish community in Kraków), in response to a Nazi order, mostly during July and August 1940. The registration forms, in German, are arranged alphabetically. No forms were made for children under the age of 15.
Source: Registration Forms for Jewish Inhabitants of Kraków (Karty rejestracyjne Żydów Krakowskich). RG-15.058M. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
From the five-volume work published in 1994 jointly by the Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in Israel (OFRLI) and Yad Vashem as Lodz-Names: List of the Ghetto Inhabitants, 1940-1944. (Other titles: Lodz - shemot: reshimat toshvei ha-geto, 1940-1944; Shemot Lodz).
Population registry books were kept by the Judenrat of the Łódź ghetto from the time of establishment of the Łódź Ghetto in February, 1940 to just prior to its liquidation in August, 1944. Records were maintained by apartment address, and were updated on a continuing basis. In addition to the names of the residents in an apartment, these records sometimes included the former addresses of the inhabitants, dates of birth, occupation, and date of deportation or death of the individual. In August 1944, the Nazis dissolved the Judenrat and the ghetto was liquidated. Thus, no entries were made about the fate of those deported to Auschwitz in the ghetto's last days.
Source: Lodz-Names: List of the Ghetto Inhabitants, 1940-1944. 5 Volumes. Organization of Former Residents of Lodz in Israel (OFRLI) and Yad Vashem, 1994.
This database includes 4,587 Jews from the Lublin Ghetto, Poland. The list was prepared in April 1942 after the deportations from Lublin ghetto to Belzec.
Source: Judenrat. List prepared in April 1942 after the deportations from Lublin ghetto to Belzec. Lublin State Archives, Lublin, Poland.
This database is an index of the Jews in the Lvov ghetto during the years of 1942-1945. The names have been taken from documents related to Jews in Lvov, Poland and the surrounding areas for this period.
Source: Selected Records from the L’viv State Oblast Archive. RG-31.003M. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
This database contains information on more than 18,000 Jews in the Pinsk ghetto in late 1941 or 1942. The list was prepared by the Germans as a list of Pinsk Ghetto occupants sometime in 1942. The original list is in German and is alphabetical by family name.
Source: Records from Ukraine, Belarus, and Switzerland. Accession 1996.A.0169, Reel 28. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
Tîrgu Mureş (in Romanian), is also known as Maros-Vásárhely (in Hungarian), Neumark am Maros (in German), as well as Târgu-Mureş and Târgul-Mureş.
This collection consists of residents of the Tîrgu Mureş ghetto as of January 8th 1945. There are 2,210 individuals recorded in these lists. The list of residents is arranged by District and Sub-District and family/living unit. Each family/living unit has one member, who, in this database, is referred to as "head" (head of household). The other members listed are shown with their relation to the first person.
Source: Tîrgu Mureş Ghetto List. Accession 1999.A.0210. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
In 1996, the Vilna Gaon Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania published a book in two parts - "Vilnius Ghetto: Lists of Prisoners” Volumes I and 2. The first volume contains data of a census which took place in Lithuania in 1942, May 27- 29 and concerns Vilnius Ghetto prisoners, which numbers of 15,507 people.
Source: Vilnius Ghetto: Lists of Prisoners. Volume 1. Vilnius, Lithuania: Vilna Gaon Museum, 1996.