World Archives Project: USHMM - Poland, Łódź Ghetto Transportation Lists, 1939-1944

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This collection comes from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and contains transport lists of foreign Jews sent to Lodz Ghetto.

Project Overview

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Project Instructions This collection contains transport lists of foreign Jews sent to Łódź Ghetto. All available fields that appear on the 'Register' and 'Title Page' form types should be keyed. When a record has been completely crossed out it should still be keyed unless a correction has been made to the crossed out information. When dittos (", Do., etc.) appear, the field should be copied down from the value written in the record above.

What Names Should I Key? Key every name that appears on the 'Register' form type in the column labeled "Name und Vorname", or something similar, should be keyed.

Project Form Types and Field Helps
Register
Title Page
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data


Register

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The 'Register' form type will typically have the keyword "Transport" found in the header with a list of names to be keyed.

Register Keying Instructions

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials may be separated with periods, if periods are found on the image, but initials should otherwise be separated with a space. The name of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Name und Vorname" or something similar. The name will typically be written in surname, given format.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The name of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Name und Vorname" or something similar. The name will typically be written in surname, given format.

Address

Key the address of the primary person as seen on the record. The address of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Adresse" or something similar.

Birth Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the birth date. The birth date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "geburtsdatum", "geb. datum", "geb. am", "Data Urodzenia", "Data Ur.", or something similar.
Note - the birth date will most often appear in day-month-year format.

Birth Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the birth date using the dictionary provided for assistance. The birth date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "geburtsdatum", "geb. datum", "geb. am", "Data Urodzenia", "Data Ur.", or something similar.
Note - the birth date will most often appear 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

Months in Polish
1 - I - Styczeń
2 - II - Luty
3 - III - Marzec
4 - IV - Kwiecień
5 - V - Maj
6 - VI - Czerwiec
7 - VII - Lipiec
8 - VIII -Sierpień
9 - IX - Wrzesień
10 - X - Październik
11 - XI - Listopad
12 - XII - Grudzień

Birth Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the birth date. The birth date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "geburtsdatum", "geb. datum", "geb. am", "Data Urodzenia", "Data Ur.", or something similar.
Note - the birth date will most often appear in day-month-year format.

Death Day

Key the day in its numerical form from the death date. When present, the death date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Bemerkung" or "Uwagi" following the keywords "gest.", "gestorben", "tod", "zmarły", or something similar.
Note - the death date will most often appear in day-month-year format.

Death Month

Key the month as an abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided for assistance. When present, the death date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Bemerkung" or "Uwagi" following the keywords "gest.", "gestorben", "tod", "zmarły", or something similar.
Note - the death date will most often appear 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

Months in Polish
1 - I - Styczeń
2 - II - Luty
3 - III - Marzec
4 - IV - Kwiecień
5 - V - Maj
6 - VI - Czerwiec
7 - VII - Lipiec
8 - VIII -Sierpień
9 - IX - Wrzesień
10 - X - Październik
11 - XI - Listopad
12 - XII - Grudzień

Death Year

Key the year in its numerical form from the death date. When present, the death date of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Bemerkung" or "Uwagi" following the keywords "gest.", "gestorben", "tod", "zmarły", or something similar.
Note - the death date will most often appear in day-month-year format.

Profession

Key the profession as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The profession of the primary person may be found in the column titled "Beruf" or "Zawod".

Running Number

Key the running number as seen on the record. The running number will typically appear near the left margin of the image in the column titled "Lfd. Nr.", "Lauf. No", "laufende Nummer", or something similar.

Register Image Samples



Title Page

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Choose the 'Title Page' form type for images of cover pages. The keyword "Transport" will typically be found on the image with a city and year range following.

Cover page, Section header, etc.

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Use the “Cover page, Section header, etc” type for images that don’t contain any data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide some type of context for the image set. For instance, historical notes, affidavits, and so forth.

Image with no data

Use the “Image with no data” type for images that don’t contain any data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. For instance, an image containing only the blank background or an image with a microfilm target on it.