Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce that the Krakow Ghetto Register is now online at http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Poland/krakowghetto.htm . The computerization of these 18,000+ records was a cooperative effort by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Gesher Galicia.
The following volunteers worked on this task for Gesher Galicia: Dan Aronson, Reinhold Beuer- Tajovsky, Phyllis Dahl, Carole Feinberg, Melody Katz, Shmuel Kehati, Judie Ostroff- Goldstein, Edward Rosenbaum, Julian Schamroth, Alan Steinfeld, and Margo Stark Ivary, who proofread the results. Without their help the task could not have been completed.
The information for the database comes from the Document Archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The collection consists of registration forms for the Jewish inhabitants of Krakow, Poland, which were created under the direction of the Jewish community in Krakow in response to a Nazi order, mostly during July and August 1940. No forms were made for children under the age of 15. The database is a finding aid to the registration forms. Copies of individual registration forms will be provided in response to requests sent to the Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important to note that the registration forms do not contain information on the ultimate fate of the Krakow residents.