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Sąd Okręgowy w Kielcach (Sygn. SOK)

Document | Accession Number: 2010.17 | RG Number: RG-15.161M

Contains selected records of criminal trials conducting at the District Court in Kielce, Poland during the years 1945-1969. These trials pertain to crimes committed against Jews and Poles by Germans and their collaborators during the German occupation.Trials were based on the Decree of August 31, 1944 (“Sierpniówka”), issued by the Polski Komitet Wyzwolenia Narodowego (PKWN), concerning the punishment of German criminals their collaborators guilty of murders and persecution of civilians and prisoners of war, and the punishment of traitors to the Polish Nation. "Sierpniówka" was one of the world's first legislation on liability for war crimes committed during World War II. This decree also applied to soldiers of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa) whom the Communist propaganda in the 40’s and 50’s attempted to portray as German collaborators.

Alternate Title
District Court in Kielce
inclusive:  1945-1969
10,721 digital images : JPEG ; 49.8 GB.
11 microfilm reels (digitized) ; 35 mm.
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Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Record last modified: 2022-05-04 17:08:25
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