- Contains correspondence, lists of prisoners, and memoirs concerning different ghettos, concentration camps, and death camps in Poland.
- Alternate Title
- Concentration camps: Collection of documents
- 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
- Archiwum Akt Nowych
The Central Archives of Modern Records was created through a decree issued by chief of state Józef Piłsudski on 7 February 1919. The archive quickly became one of the largest archives, which, in 1939 was a possession of 35 kilometers of records of central state institutions. Unfortunately, 97% of the records gathered were destroyed, burned during 2nd World War, under German occupation. Nowadays, the Central Archives of Modern Records in Warsaw works on the ground of the Act on National Archival Records and Archives of July 14, 1983, Journal of Law, (Dziennik Ustaw) No 38, 1983.07.19 with later changes. The Central Archives of Modern Records possesses 25 kilometers of records, collected in almost 2400 archival collections of records of central state institutions, social, political records and records from the period of Polish independence. These include records of such important central institutions as the Civil Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries from the tnterwar period. The most valuable records include documents of the Polish Underground State from the period of World War II - the Office of Government Delegate and Home and the Headquarters of the Polish Home Army (AK), documents of underground institutions and underground military which were active under German and Soviet occupation during World War II and which were the largest in Europe. Records of political parties are located at the Archive as well. It is also in possession of numerous records of social institutions, such as trade unions and associations. The heritage of the most significant personages in the history of Poland is of special significance at the Archive. The Archive of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, an outstanding musician and politician, and the records of Marshall Józef Piłsudski are particularly important. The Archive is also in possession of a huge collection of photographs, audio materials and a cartographic collection. It is also preparing to begin collecting electronic documentation.
3 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
- System of Arrangement
- The system of arrangement of the source repository has been preserved in the microfilmed reels. This collection is arranged thematically.
Rights & Restrictions
- Conditions on Access
- 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.
- Conditions on Use
- Reproduction of more than 100 pages of copies of documents for researchers or other institutions requires a written permission of the General Director of the State Archives of the Republic of Poland. Publication of more than 10 complete documents in an individual work requires the written authorization of the General Director. The Museum may not publish any archival material obtained from the General Director, including specific archives under his control, on the Internet, the World Wide Web, or any other publicly accessible on-line network without the written permission of the General Director. Citation of the materials in any publication must refer to the Museum and the Polish State Archives and must include the name of the archival group and catalogue number of the originals.
- Copyright Holder
- Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Państwowych
Keywords & Subjects
- Topical Term
- World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Poland. World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Germany. World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Polish. Prisoners of war--Poland--Registers. World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons, Polish.
- Geographic Name
- Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945.
- Corporate Name
- Polska Partia Robotnicza
- Holder of Originals
Archiwum Akt Nowych
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- Source of acquisition is the Archiwum Akt Nowych, Warsaw Sygn. 212 (old), Sygn. 1333 (new). The collection was kept until 1990 in the Central Archives of the Komitet Centralny Polskiej Zjednoczonej Partii Robotniczej - KC PZPR (Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party) and subsequently in the Archiwum Akt Nowyych in Warsaw, Poland (Central Archives of Modern Records). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Jan. 2002.
- Special Collection
Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive
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