Collection of the Ringelblum Archive

The resources of the Archive include: documents of official institutions, press, posters, leaflets, tickets, invitations, food stamps, mail coming to the Ghetto, personal documents, diaries, memoirs, last wills, photographs, drawings and watercolours.

Examples of documents from the Ringelblum Archive

Staging Point – Rozenfeld (first name unknown) made a series of five drawings in 1941 with a quill, ink, charcoal, and pastel. The series illustrates the painful and brutal everyday reality of the Warsaw ghetto. The series was probably commissioned by the Warsaw ghetto underground archive.

Hersz Wasser food ration card no. 251183 for the month of February.

The first page of an account given by a defector from Treblinka - Abraham Jakub Krzepicki.

Announcement from the Great Deportation period in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Oneg Shabbat's report - ``The events in Chełmno`` - first page.

Account - ``The last stage of resettlement is death``, attributed to Gustawa Jarecka - first page.

``Today we left Płońsk, our entire family and all the Jews have left. Watch out, we're going to the wedding. See you, Dawid`` - a letter written by an unidentified Dawid from Płońsk to his relatives in the Warsaw Ghetto, about the deportations from the ghetto.

Wrapper for saccharin candy produced in the ghetto by the Wiktoria Sugars Factory, bearing the slogan “For everyone” .

A satirical album about the Jewish Council and the main problems in the Warsaw Ghetto, made probably by a member of the Jewish Council.

Gela Seksztajn - ``Portrait of a begging girl``

Oneg Shabbat's report - ``The Gehenna of Polish Jews under Nazi occupation`` - first page.

Szymon Huberband's registration card with a photograph.

”Please ring”, a list of tenants in an apartment in the Warsaw ghetto. This notice may have been posted next to the buzzer at the entrance to 14 Waliców Street, where Władysław Szlengel, who appears on the list, lived. After the Great Deportation, Szlengel, a gifted poet, immortalized those who once lived in the apartment, in a poem entitled Dzwonki (Bells).

Letters about the Holocaust from Grabów near Łęczyca - A. Zontag writes to his parents in the Warsaw Ghetto about the looming Holocaust.

Gela Seksztajn - ``Flowers in a vase``.

Ticket with a program of an oratorio music concert, as a part of ``Children's Month``, at the Great Synagogue at Tłomackie street, 19 October 1941.

Invitation for dr E.Ringelblum for cholent on 17.01.1942.

Abraham Lewin's ``Diary``.