The Werynski Files

Dr. Wojciech Werynski (1898 – 1964) was a lawyer in Mielec who had both Gentile and Jewish clients. His complete legal files were sold by his heirs to a variety of people in 2019. Some of the files containing Jewish clients (or Jews on the other side of his cases) were purchased by Scott Genzer and are published here – both as images and as translated documents. They provide a very unique insight into the day-to-day legal issues facing Jews and Gentiles before the war. Dr. Werynski also represented a few Jewish clients after the war who survived the Shoah, mostly those looking to reclaim land.

The project of scanning, transcribing, and translating these files is an ongoing project.

  • Folio 1 – 1936 – Rubin KURZ vs Kazimierz KAZIMIERSKI – Case #252/36 (Mielec Town Court)
  • Folio 2 – 1936-1941 – Sara STROH née BERGER and Esther SILBER née BERGER vs Israel BERGER
  • Folio 3 – 1938-1939 – Osias LADNER of Lysakow
  • Folio 4 – 1933-1934 – LIPSCHITZ
  • Folio 5 – 1936 – Israel BRAND
  • Folio 6 – 1937-1939 – Joseph SPANGELET
  • Folio 7 – 1941 – Breindla STERNLICHT – Case #293/41 (Tarnów District Court)
  • Folio 8 – 1934 – Abraham LICHT from Radomysl Wielki
  • Folio 9 – 1944-1948 – Benedykt POMERANZ of Kolbuszowa
  • Folio 10 – 1932-1945 – Sara and Rafael STORCH and Kalman KORNREICH
  • Folio 11 – 1947-1948 – Sussel FEUER and Sarah + Roza JAM
  • Folio 12 – 1945-6 – Efroim + Israel LADNER + Rose GROSS nee LADNER
  • Folio 13 – 1933 – David SCHWIMMER
  • Folio 14 – 1939-1940 – Witla AMSTERDAM
  • Folio 15 – 1933 – Debora RUBIN
  • Folio 16 – 1936-1937 – Leiser SALPETER
  • Folio 17 – 1948-1950 – Jonas TROMPETER – Cases #15/48, 32/48, 51/48, 454/48, and 105/49 (Mielec Town Court)
  • Folio 18 – 1935 – Chaim + Benjamin HERMELE
  • Folio 19 – 1947 – Majer Chaim + Solomon Meilech LESZKOWICZ
  • Folio 20 – 1938-1939 – Efroim SEMMEL
  • Folio 21 – 1933 – Mechel FISZ
  • Folio 22 – 1947 – Leon ROMER vel GRUNBERG
  • Folio 23 – 1933 – Leiser KARTAGENER
  • Folio 24 – 1940 – Sprinza + Moses TROMPETER
  • Folio 26 – 1934 – Abraham EISIG r GOLDBERG
  • Folio 27 – 1940 – Ozjasz GESCHWIND
  • Folio 27a – 1935 – Pearl FRIEDMAN
  • Folio 27b – 1936 – Osias STERNGLANZ
  • Folio 27c – 1936 – Getzel LINDENBLUTH
  • Folio 27d – 1937 – Israel Leib FRIEDRICH
  • Folio 27e – 1938 – Szaji CYTRYN
  • Folio 28 – 1932 – Chaim KOMITO
  • Folio 29 – 1932 – Frieda WASSERSTRUM
  • Folio 30 – 1937 – Chaskel SPIRN
  • Folio 31 – 1940-1948 – Shlomo KLEIN and Chaja KLEIN née ROTTENBERG