65,000 photographs of gravestones in the Łódź Cemetery are being digitized this year with details from the burial cards will be made available online later this year.  This cooperative project is being undertaken by the Jewish Community, the State Archives in Łódź and the Cultural Heritage Foundation.

The collection, the only one in Poland, includes more than 65,000 paper cards containing basic data of people buried at the Łódź Jewish cemetery. They are written mostly in Polish and date from the end of the 19th century until the 1950s, the announcement states.

The cards were delivered to the archives on March 17, 2021.  Each card will be scanned and indexed, and an international team of genealogists will process them.  When complete, the scans, with an index, will be hosted on the web site of the State Archives (https://www.szukajwarchiwach.gov.pl/) on the website of The Jewish Community (http://kehilalodz.com/)and on web site of the Foundation. (https://www.foundationforjewishheritage.com/

To read more see: https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2021/03/17/poland-lodz/

Thanks go out to Jan Meisels Allen for this posting.

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