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Kancelaria Cywilna i Gabinet Wojskowy (A.48)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2010.303 | RG Number: RG-59.043

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    Contains selected records of the Civil Chancellery of the President of the Polish Republic of the Polish Government in Exile relating to various Jewish matters, war refugees and displaced persons 1944-1947, and national minorities. Includes dispatches and reports from occupied Poland, a political report of Jan Karski, October 1940-February 1943, a speech of Prof. Olgierd at the New Zionist Organization, accusation of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency from Kuybyshev (Samara) in Russia for discrimination toward Jews by Polish military authorities, a negative respond toward the dismissal of Jews from the duty to work during their religious holidays, Żabotyński’s project, evacuation of the Polish refugees from Shanghai, etc. Presidents of the Civil Chancellery and Military Office of the President of Poland: Władysław Raczkiewicz (1939-1947) and August Zaleski (1947-1972).
    Alternate Title
    Civil Chancellery of the President of the Polish Republic
    inclusive:  1944-1947
    Credit Line
    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.
    Collection Creator
    Rzad Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej na uchod?stwie
    Rząd Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej na uchodźstwie (Government of the Republic of Poland in Exile) was established after Germany and the Soviet Union occupied Poland in September 1939. The Polish government-in-exile was first based in Paris, but moved to London after the French army surrendered to the Germans in the mid-1940s. The Allied powers accepted the government-in-exile as the legitimate representative of the Polish people soon after it was created. The Polish government allied itself with the Allied powers, as its members believed that only a total military victory over Germany would restore Poland's independence and freedom. The government-in-exile led the Polish war effort throughout World War II, and amassed its own land, air, and naval forces. In addition, it commanded the largest underground army of the war, the Armia Krajowa (the Polish Home Army). In 1942, reports about the mass murder of Jews in Poland reached London. At that point, the Polish government-in-exile made several public declarations on the subject, and officially demanded that the Allied powers stop the Germans from continuing their campaign to murder Jews, and other individuals they deemed undesirable. From December 1942 onward, the government-in-exile backed the rescue work of Zegota, which offered aid to Jews throughout occupied Poland.
    Guide to the Archives of the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, vol. I, compiled and edited by: Waclaw Milewski, Andrzej Suchcitz and Andrzej Gorczycki, Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London 1985.

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    Polish English
    2,963 digital images : JPEG ; 1.28 GB.

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    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
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    Fair use only. The Cooperative Agreement does not clarify restrictions.

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    Source of acquisition is the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, London, England, created by the Polish Government in Exile, records of the Kancelaria Cywilna i Gabinet Wojskowy, A 48 .The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the digitized collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Programs in October 2010.
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