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Nachman Zonabend

Title: Nachman Zonabend
Inclusive Dates: 1939-1944
ID: RG 241 
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8'11"; 17 5"lgl; 3 2.5"lgl; 1 2.5" ltr; 2 3"lgl; 2 3"ovr; 1 map folder
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Folders arranged numerically; boxes 24 & 25 unarranged
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Nachman Zonabend was an inmate of the Lodz Ghetto from 1940 to 1945.  In August 1944, following the liquidation of the ghetto, the Germans assigned him to a work unit whose task was to clean up the deserted ghetto.  He succeeded in hiding parts of the ghetto archives, as well as photographs and art works of ghetto photographers and artists.  He recovered these materials after the liberation of Lodz in January 1945.  In 1947, Nachman Zonabend donated the bulk of his collection to the YIVO Archives.      These are fragmentary records of the Eldest of the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto, by which name the Jewish ghetto administration was known.  The ghetto was established by the Nazis on February 8, 1940, and Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski became its powerful Eldest of the Jews.  He retained this office until the final liquidation of the ghetto and his own deportation to Auschwitz on August 29, 1944.
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YIVO-published inventory, English:"Documents of the Lodz Ghetto"
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Access Notes: YIVO Archives collections are open to researchers only by appointment with an archivist. To inquire about papers and records, write to Chief Archivist, archives@yivo.cjh.org. To inquire about photographs and films, write to Photo and Film Archivist at Photofilm@yivo.cjh.org. To inquire about sound recordings, write to Sound Archivist, lsklamberg@yivo.cjh.org. For art works and artifacts, write to Chief Archivist at archives@yivo.cjh.org.
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Other Formats: MK 311.1-.8 [Note that the order of papers in the collection was changed after microfilming completed.]
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