Piotrków Trybunalski Ghetto Tax List
Introduction by Larry Freund
This database includes 10,761 records from the tax lists of the Piotrków Trybunalski Ghetto, 1940-1942.
The Piotrków Trybunalski ghetto was established by the occupying German authorities in October 1939. It is often referred to as the first ghetto in Nazi-occupied territory in Europe. An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 people lived in the ghetto area before the war. Jews from elsewhere in Poland moved to Piotrków, and the number of ghetto residents rose to about 28,000. In October 1942, some 22,000 Jews from the ghetto were shipped in boxcars to Treblinka where they were murdered.
This database is comprised of names listed from handwritten sheets of paper that note each individual's payment of taxes during the period from 1940 to early 1942.
This database includes 10,761 records from the tax lists. The fields for this database are as follows:
The original lists are housed in the Piotrków Trybunalski branch of the Polish National Archives (Archiwum Państwowe w Piotrkowie Trybunalskim). Photocopies of these lists were obtained by Ben Giladi, the editor of A Tale of One City: Piotrkow Trybunalski (Shengold Publishers, Inc., New York, 1991). Copies of the lists provided by Mr. Giladi have been donated to the Library and Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. Larry Freund, a JewishGen volunteer compiled the list.
In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible. Special thanks to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy. Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, coordinator of Holocaust files.
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Last Update: 7 Dec 2011 by WSB