Informazioni sulla fonte

Nolan Altman, Kurt Friedlaender, and Edward Mitelsbach, comp. Olocausto: Documenti di malattie dell'ospedale del ghetto di Lodz, 1940 [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008.
Dati originali: Stadtverwaltung Litzman. Washington, D.C.: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. RG-05.008M. Reel 8. This data is provided in partnership with

 Olocausto: Documenti di malattie dell'ospedale del ghetto di Lodz, 1940

Questo database contiene i dati tratti dagli elenchi preparati dall'ufficio statistico che si basavano sui rapporti medici relativi alle persone di Lodz con malattie contagiose. Non si tratta di elenchi di decessi e i documenti non riportano se l'individuo è guarito o deceduto in seguito alla malattia. Le informazioni fornite sono: tipo, data e numero di pagina del rapporto, malattia, nome, indirizzo e data della diagnosi.

This database was prepared from two sets of typed lists:

    1. Covers the period of August 1940 - September 7, 1940
    2. Covers the period of September 9, 1940 - December 28, 1940

These lists, prepared by the Statistical Office, are illness reports of persons in Lodz with a contagious disease. These are not death lists and they do not provide information on whether the individuals recovered or died of the illness.

For some, not all weeks, there is a comments column indicating the ethnicity of the sick -- Polish, German, Jewish, for example. For each week, the records seem to be organized by type of illness. It is not clear from these lists whether all the sick persons were ghetto residents or whether persons inside and outside the ghetto were recorded. We think the latter is more probable.

The database is comprised of two different series of reports issued by the Statistical Office in the Lodz Ghetto. Reports were issued on a daily and weekly basis. Individuals may or may not have been reported on both of the reports covering the same period. There are 5,637 records in this database.

The information presented in the daily and weekly reports are not exactly the same. The fields for this database combine the available data for both reports. The following list shows the fields included in this database. The fields are found in both the daily and weekly reports unless otherwise noted.

  • Report Type

  • Report Date

  • Report Page Number

  • Disease

  • In / Out of the Ghetto (weekly only)

  • Line Number

  • Surname

  • Given Name

  • Age

  • Address

  • Date Diagnosed

  • Date of Death (weekly only)

  • Nationality (daily only)

  • Classification

The following are the report dates from which this database has been created:

    MonthDaily Report DatesWeekly Report Dates
    August 19401-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-314-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31
    September 19402-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28, 301-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-Oct 5
    October 19401-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26, 28-316-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-Nov 2
    November 19401-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-303-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30
    December 19402-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-24, 27-281-7, 8-14, 14-21, 22-28