Informazioni sulla fonte

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Pińsk, Polonia, Documenti di impiego del Jewish Council, 1942 (USHMM) [database online]. Lehi, UT: Operations, Inc., 2023.
Dati originali:

Rada Żydowska w Pińsku (Sygn.224/1). Series RG-15.142. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

 Pińsk, Polonia, Documenti di impiego del Jewish Council, 1942 (USHMM)

Questo database contiene dettagli estratti dai documenti dei libri paga dei lavoratori del Jewish Council di Pińsk.

General collection information

This database contains details extracted from payroll documents for workers of the Jewish Council in Pińsk. The original records are held by the Żydowski Instytut Historyczny imienia Emanuela Ringelbluma in Poland.

Historical Background

Pińsk is located in modern day Belarus, 138 miles southwest of Minsk. The city was originally occupied by the Soviet army on September 20, 1939. Thirteen days after Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union, the first advanced units entered Pinsk on July 4, 1941. German estimates from that time stated approximately 35,000 to 40,000 of the 80,000 total inhabitants of the town were Jews. The Jewish Council was established on July 30, 1941. The German authorities did not establish a ghetto in Pińsk until May 1, 1942. The ghetto was only in existence for a short time, with the liquidation ordered on October 27, 1942.