"The Jewish Council in Krosno approves the receipt of the following medicines for the poorest Jewish population ..." - An official document confirming the receipt of medicines and medical equipment on behalf of the Jewish Council Krosno (Poland), from the distribution point in Krakow. Two ink stamps of the Jewish community in Krosno, and a signature.
The document before us was typed in Krosno about two years after it was occupied by the Germans. At the outbreak of World War II, about 2,500 Jews lived in Krosno - about a quarter of its population. In 1941, Jews were sent to a labor camp in nearby Frysztak, mostly from the poor, usually from the refugees who came to Krosno between the end of 1939 and the spring of 1940 from the western regions of Poland annexed to Germany. Their wages were paid from the money the rich paid for their release from work. Most of the refugees lived in the synagogue and were assisted by a public kitchen operated for them by the Judenrat. Most of the Jews of Krosno were murdered in the two aktions that took place about a year later.
29x22 cm. Filing holes. Good condition.