[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] links to German Picture Archive and info on Lodz, EWZ and the Volksliste process

Helen Gillespie hgillespie at rogers.com
Wed Jan 18 18:38:50 PST 2012

If anyone is looking for photos of the Warthegau region, there are a number in the searchable German Picture Archive -  
http://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/archives/barchpic/search/_1326932233/?search[action][show_form]=1    I found a number under Wartheland.  There are thumbnail images so it is easy to browse and it is in English.

A photo from the German Archives of the registration process in Kamien in Chelm province.


A photo of Waldhorst - the transition camp outside Lodzhttp://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/archives/barchpic/search/_1326932233/?search[view]=detail&search[focus]=77

A photo of the place were our ancestors or parents/grandparents were processed in 1939-41 - the Einwanderer Zentralstelle in Lodz/Litzmannstadt


For those members who are able to read German, here is a history of the Lodz region. This includes history from earliest times, industrial growth, the wars and Wartegau


An explanation of the EWZ categories of Germans -  I, II, III, IV .  Most were in the II level  - those who had retained their German language and culture.  There's also an image of the poster declaring the creation of the Volksliste dated in 1939 as ordered by Arthur Greiser, the Gauleiter of the Warthegau region.



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