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BUCHENWALD, near Weimar, Thuringen, Germany
What information was gathered from the prisoner?
What happened to him?
Buskowoda was a Polish Jew, born on 7 Oct 1905 in Warschau
(Warsaw). He lived in Littmanstadt (Lodz Ghetto, probably)) at Ul. Poludniowa
58, corner of Warthegan (?). He worked as a "turner."
His wife's name was Ruchla nee Pranie (?). His
father's name was Kaufmann Chaim (from Warschau), his mother
Chaja nee Gliksman.
He was arrested
10 Feb 1942 in Petrikau (Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland).
|What information was entered onto these cards?|
Above the word
"Konzentrationslager" is an indication that Izrael Buskowoda
is a "Pol. Jude." I can't say whether this was written
here because he was Jewish or not. There is a line reserved
for Religion, but here at least, it is not filled out.
1. Kind of Detention
2. Prisoner Number
3. Surname, First Name
4. Date Born (day/mo/year)
Name (may include woman's maiden name)
The Inmate Registration Ledger
|Numerical registers exist for tens of
thousands of Buchenwald inmates. This is in addition to the actual
registration cards and transport lists that are available on microfilm.
The registry entries contain the prisoner number, religion, date of
arrival at Buchenwald, date of birth, surname, given name, and
importantly, if the inmate died, where and on what date.
You can see above on the first entry that prisoner number 56463 was Nander Berlovits, arrived at Buchenwald on 6 Mar 1944, birth date 10 Jan 1896. He perished at Auschwitz on 10 Jun 1944.
Seemingly, the last entry for a Ludwig Weiss, indicates that this inmate presumably survived the camps since there is no indication of a date and place of death.
Read accounts of their time in Buchenwald concentration camp, as told by survivors of the camp for the Museum's exhibition "Walk in My Shoes: Collected Memories of the Holocaust":
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