Jewish Police identity card from Bedzin, Poland

Ghetto police consisted of Jewish prisoners selected to carry out Nazi orders. They also ensured that deportations from the ghettos to the concentration camps ran smoothly. Some police were kind and some were not. Police were often given extra privileges such as uniforms, bicycles, and extra food rations. When the ghettos were liquidated, the ghetto police were also sent to concentration camps.

Jewish Police Identity card from Bedzin, Poland for Jakob Rosenberg. He was born February 1, 1912. He lives at Aw Wasser 1 in Bedzin. “He is employed by the board of the Jüdische Interessenvertretung [Representatives of Jewish Interests] Bedzin as security guard #12. He is expected to fulfill regulatory duties. We ask all administrative authorities to give him support as he carries out his duties.” Dated 12 March 1941, valid until 31 March 1941. On the right: Hand stamped: “Renewed until July 1 1941” and “Renewed until September 30, 1941.”

Jewish Police identity card from Bedzin, Poland