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Sąd Specjalny Karny w Krakowie (SSKr) (Sygn. GK 203)

Document | Accession Number: 2010.226 | RG Number: RG-15.179M

Contains selected files of criminal trials conducted in the Special Penalty Court in Kraków during the years 1947-1949. These trials pertain to crimes committed against Jews and Poles in Poland during the German occupation. Most of investigation were discontinued. 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 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.

Collection Subtitle
Special Penalty Court in Kraków
inclusive:  1945-1946
15,888 digital images : JPEG ; 71.7 GB.
15 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: 2020-04-16 17:34:48
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