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Czudec, Poland: Lists of Jewish Residents 1940-1942

Introduction by Tony Kahane

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This is an index of five lists of Jewish residents from Czudec, Poland from 1940-1942. It contains 1,215 records.

German forces occupied Czudec in September 1939. While Czudec was a small town, Jews from the surrounding region were subsequently brought into the town in significant numbers. There was never a ghetto in Czudec. Instead, Jewish men and women were hired out as forced labor to private or municipal enterprises - including those involved in construction, road building and estate management. Several of these enterprises were based in the nearby town of Strzyzów.


The database is a combination of five files from Fond 736, File numbers 14, 15, 17, 18, and 19. These lists deal mainly with forced labor and food rations, including rations of flour and kerosene. The records also state if the people named in them were working with the Judenrat. Most of the names extracted from the files in this database files are Jewish, though a few are probably not.

The fields in the database include:

  • Fond/File numbers [736/14, 15, 17, 18, 19, and 20]
  • Dates of document [1940-1942]
  • Given name(s)
  • Surname
  • Maiden name
  • Place of birth
  • Age (years)
  • Occupation (Polish or German)
  • Occupation (English)
  • Date of death
  • Earlier place of residence or destination for forced labor
  • Other places of residence or forced labor (four separate columns here, given that people are mentioned as being in different places at different times during the period]
  • Place of origin
  • Number of family members
  • Father’s given name(s)
  • Mother’s given name(s)
  • Spouse’s given name(s)
  • Marital status
  • Age of child (three columns here, for up to three children)
  • House address (four columns here, as people are listed at different addresses in different documents)
  • Rations provide to the person of … (for instance, “kerosene (paraffin), flour”)
  • Person was receiving … (for instance, “charitable assistance from Judenrat”)
  • Position of person in Jewish community … (for instance, “working at Judenrat”)
  • Information taken from list of … (for instance, “Jews who received a work permit”)
  • Comments
  • Note: Not all the fields are necessarily present in any given entry.


With the assistance of a grant from, Gesher Galicia worked during 2018 on obtaining copies of the records, and indexing and checking them. The indexes were inserted into an Excel spreadsheet.

Michal Majewski, Board Member of Gesher Galicia, coordinated this project, and the following people partcicipated in photographing records, indexing, and checking the spreadsheets: Piotr Gumola, Tony Kahane, Katarzyna Marczuk, Natalia Mazur, Slawomir Postek, Maciej Wzorek, and Róza Zabojszcz.

Special thanks to Avraham Groll, and Warren Blatt for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy.  Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, Vice President of Data Acquisition and Coordinator of JewishGen’s Holocaust Database files.

Nolan Altman
Coordinator - JewishGen's Holocaust Database
April 2019

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This database is searchable via JewishGen's Holocaust Database and JewishGen's All Poland Database.

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