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Finding aid for the Das Gesundheitswesen Der Stadt Warschau report

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2014 May

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Title
Das Gesundheitswesen Der Stadt Warschau report
Collection no.
6059
Date [inclusive]
1939-1942
Extent
0.21 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Textual materials [Box]
1
Abstract
Report prepared for the German government on diseases and healthcare problems in Warsaw from September 1939 though March 1942 and potential epidemic situations. The bombing of Warsaw left about 40% of the city without fresh water or functioning sewers. The report, in three parts, targets Jews as part of the problem, records statistics about the Ghetto's population, and includes charts detailing births and deaths. Also included are two photographs of Nazi officials in front of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both photographs have handwritten annotations on the reverse. Part I was cleared for release as an administrative report; Parts 2 and 3 were for official German use only.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Das Gesundheitswesen Der Stadt Warschau report, Collection no. 6059, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

Detailed report prepared by Drs. W. Hagen, Schrempf and Richter on diseases and healthcare problems in Warsaw from September 1939 though March 1942, in order to inform and alert the German government of potential epidemic situations. The bombing of Warsaw left about 40% of the city without fresh water or functioning sewers. The report is divided into three parts. Part 1 targets Jews, accusing them of being a main part of the problem due to their reluctance of delousing. Statistics about the Ghetto's population are also recorded, indicating that 55,000 Jews died in 1941 versus 18,520 Poles. 9 charts document births and deaths due to various diseases, and are divided into two sections, one for Jews and one for Aryans. Also included are two photographs of Nazi officials in front of the Warsaw Ghetto. Both photographs have handwritten annotations on the reverse. Part I was cleared for release as an administrative report; Parts 2 and 3 were for official German use only.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2014 May
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition

Purchased from Eric Chaim Kline, April 19, 2014.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • Warsaw (Poland)--Population--20th century--Archival resources

Subject(s)

  • Jews, Polish--Poland--Warsaw--Archival resources
  • Public health--Poland--Warsaw--20th century--Archival resources
  • World war, 1939-1945--Social aspects--Poland--Warsaw--Archival resources

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