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Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrzych (A. 9)

Document | Accession Number: 2010.278 | RG Number: RG-59.033

Consists of selected records of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Polish government-in-exile. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Polish government-in-exile between 1940-1949 was overseen by four ministers: Stanisław Kot (1940-1941), Stanisław Mikołajczyk (1941-1943), Władysław Banaczyk (1943-1944), Zygmunt Berezowski (1944-1949). These documents relate to the re-creation and reorganization of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in France: correspondence, dispatches, notes and information received from diplomatic posts, emissaries and posts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, correspondence, and exchanges of material and subject memos for civil and military institutions. In addition, the collection contains exchanges of information with the British Home Office, British Foreign Office and their American counterparts, matters relating to the organization and functioning of the “Continental Action” and contacts concerning the British Operational Executive and the Office of Strategic Services, documentation relating to the activities of political parties and their members in occupied Poland and abroad, as well as representatives of non-Polish political movements (with special reference to communist activities), memoranda and documentation of the activities and situation of national minorities in Poland and abroad. Also includes reports of the Delegate of the Government related to various matters: Jewish affairs, destruction of Jews, prisons and concentration camps in Poland and Germany, forced labor camps, Germanization and enlistment of Poles in the German army, executions, religious and national persecutions by Germans, the political and economic situation in occupied Poland, situation of the Polish intelligentsia, situation of Soviet-occupied Poland, German spies, couriers smuggling money for Jews and Żegota, and Jewish press reviews related to Palestine and central-western Europe, etc.

Alternate Title
Ministry of Internal Affairs
inclusive:  1940-1941
7,221 digital images : JPEG ; 2.89 GB.
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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.
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