Source Information

Ancestry.com. Poland, Łódż Ghetto Work Identification Cards, 1940-1944 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: This data is provided in partnership with JewishGen.org.

About Poland, Łódż Ghetto Work Identification Cards, 1940-1944

Inhabitants of the Lódz Ghetto survived by laboring in one of dozens of workshops. Employees had to carry work identification cards, and this database contains a collection of details extracted from these cards. Entries may include the following details:

  • worker number
  • name
  • date of birth
  • address in the ghetto
  • place assigned to work
  • type of employment
  • starting date of employment
  • photo included on card: Yes/No
  • signature of worker on card: Yes/No
  • starting date of employment (date of Lódz Ghetto work ID card)
  • learned trade
  • acquired skill
  • gender
  • age in years as of January 1, 1943
  • worked since
  • unemployed from … to … [or other places of employment]
  • comments (includes transport and death dates if applicable)

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