The Jews of Kraków and its Surrounding Towns

Kraków Archives Inventory

The Kraków Archives have kindly provided us with a detailed listing of some of their archive holdings. These include Jewish as well as non-Jewish records. Each item description has an English translation, which, in many cases, requires deciphering. For example, archival records labeled "Evidence and control of peoples' mobility" probably refers to the official registration of visitors from outlying towns who came to stay in Kraków.

Depending on the availability of time and finances, it is our intention to eventually transcribe and computerize all these records. In the meantime, researchers can familiarize themselves with the material by viewing the following two PDF files:

(Thanks to Robert Bogusz of the Kraków Archives [Grodzka Branch] for providing this list, to Alojzy Baron and Krystyna Jelonek-Litewka for typing the original documents, and Elizabeth Landaw for the English translation)


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