This database was prepared from two sets of typed lists:
- 1. Covers the period of August 1940 - September 7, 1940
2. Covers the period of September 9, 1940 - December 28, 1940
These lists, prepared by the Statistical Office, are illness reports of persons in Lodz with a contagious disease. These are not death lists and they do not provide information on whether the individuals recovered or died of the illness.
For some, not all weeks, there is a comments column indicating the ethnicity of the sick -- Polish, German, Jewish, for example. For each week, the records seem to be organized by type of illness. It is not clear from these lists whether all the sick persons were ghetto residents or whether persons inside and outside the ghetto were recorded. We think the latter is more probable.
The database is comprised of two different series of reports issued by the Statistical Office in the Lodz Ghetto. Reports were issued on a daily and weekly basis. Individuals may or may not have been reported on both of the reports covering the same period. There are 5,637 records in this database.
The information presented in the daily and weekly reports are not exactly the same. The fields for this database combine the available data for both reports. The following list shows the fields included in this database. The fields are found in both the daily and weekly reports unless otherwise noted.
- Report Type
- Report Date
- Report Page Number
- In / Out of the Ghetto (weekly only)
- Line Number
- Given Name
- Date Diagnosed
- Date of Death (weekly only)
- Nationality (daily only)
The following are the report dates from which this database has been created:
|Month||Daily Report Dates||Weekly Report Dates|
|August 1940||1-3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-24, 26-31||4-10, 11-17, 18-24, 25-31|
|September 1940||2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28, 30||1-7, 8-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-Oct 5|
|October 1940||1-5, 7-12, 14-19, 21-26, 28-31||6-12, 13-19, 20-26, 27-Nov 2|
|November 1940||1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30||3-9, 10-16, 17-23, 24-30|
|December 1940||2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-24, 27-28||1-7, 8-14, 14-21, 22-28|