The Bialystok Ghetto Underground Archive. The Mersik–Tenenbaum Archive Cover Image

Podziemne Archiwum Getta Białostockiego. Archiwum Mersika–Tenenbauma
The Bialystok Ghetto Underground Archive. The Mersik–Tenenbaum Archive

Author(s): Aleksandra Bańkowska, Weronika Romanik
Subject(s): History
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów & IFiS PAN
Keywords: Mordechaj Tenenbaum; Cwi Mersik; Białystok ghetto; the Białystok Ghetto Underground Archive; Jewish resistance movement; Dror He-Chaluc

Summary/Abstract: The Mersik–Tenenbaum archive is a collection of documents assembled in the Bialystok ghetto in the years 1942-1943 by Dror He-Chaluc activists: Mordechaj Tenenbaum-Tamarof, Cwi Mersik and Gedalia Petluk, consisting of accounts, diaries, records of the Jewish Council, leaflets, letters, and personal documents. These materials were hidden outside the ghetto in a house of a Pole, Dr. Bolesław Filipowski, in 1943 and found in 1944 or 1945 by Lejb Blumental, brother of the late Izrael Blumental, who was involved in hiding the documents. Some of the surviving material was sold to the Central Jewish Historical Commission and to this day remains in the archives of the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, while others came to the Commission in duplicates, and some originals are in Israel, where they are scattered in the different centers. Most likely some part of the Underground Archive has not been found until today.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 257-273
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish