In the third volume of the Ringelblum Archive, we find extensive documentation about the activities of the Oyneg Shabes group itself – the secret organization of the Warsaw Ghetto – and its efforts to alert the world about the Holocaust. The first part of the documents includes personal materials, including address list of Oyneg Shabes associates. The second part includes archival lists of documents deposited in the ARG collection. They show the methods and effects of the team’s work, at the same time informing about the people involved in the activities of Oyneg Shabes.
Documents from the third group concern the group’s scientific program. These are plans and surveys for collecting historical documentation intended for a scientific monograph on the fate of the Jewish population during the war. The last two groups relate to the information activities of Oyneg Shabes. They include the ‘Oyneg Shabes Bulletins’ and other information services collecting data on the fate of various Jewish communities in Poland, as well as the most important materials documenting the course of the Holocaust: reports on the extermination center in Chełmno nad Nerem, reports entitled ‘Second stage’, ‘Gehenna of the Polish Jews’ and finally a report on the 1942 Great Deportation to Treblinka death camp.
In 2020, we are planning to publish three remaining volumes of the Ringelblum Archive in Polish:
Volume 18: Warsaw Ghetto underground press: Hashomer Hatza’ir
Volume 25a: Writings of rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira. Sermons from the Warsaw Ghetto
Volume 36: Additions. Documents, regesta, annexes
Read also: Full edition of the Ringelblum Archive