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Urząd Wojewódzki Śląski w Katowicach (Sygn. 185)

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    Selected records of the Urząd Wojewódzki Śląski w Katowicach (Voivodship Office of Silesia in Katowice) related to complicated socio-political situation in Silesia after World War II: General and political situational reports, correspondence, regulations, registers, leaflets, appeals, and newspaper cllipings. It contains reports on the political and security situation in Katowice districts, such as terrorist acts, robberies, rapes on women by members of the Red Army stationed in Silesia, the strike in the Jowisz mine in Wojkowice Komornych, and strike in the Radzionków mine, Volksdeutsch matters, German diversionary activities in the Silesia territories, they also provide guidelines for the fieldwork of the Polski Związek Zachodni. Includes also correspondence, circular letters, and announcements regarding the registration of war damages, registration of new identity cards, assaults by band German partisans, registration of conscripts, national land reform and support for rejection of the Marshall Plan, repatriation of Germans, transfer of materials about German criminals, their victims, information about places of mass extermination and religious matters, temporary settlement of religious matters of the Jewish population, liquidation of Jewish Zionist organizations, registration of rabbis, and permission for Jews to establish Religious Associations. Includes also anti-communist leaflets and appeals issued by illegal organizations: Komitet Ruchu Oporu, Śląski Naczelny Komitet „Walki o Wolność”, Młody Las, Piastowska Rzeczpospolita Polska, as well as regulations of the Voivodship Office regarding the fight against anti-communist activities.The collection contains also records of victims of Nazi crimes, places of mass extermination, lists on German criminals, registers of invalids, widows and orphans of the Second World War.
    Alternate Title
    Selected records of the Voivodship Office of Silesia in Katowice
    inclusive:  1945-1950
    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
    Urz?d Wojewódzki ?l?ski w Katowicach
    The Urząd Wojewódzki Śląski w Katowicach (Silesian Voivodship Office in Katowice) undertook its activity on the basis of a decree of the Polski Komitet Wyzwolenia Narodowego (Polish Committee of National Liberation) from August 21, 1944 on the procedure of appointing the authorities of the general administration of the first and second instance, in January 1945. The internal organization of the reactivated Voivodeship Office of Silesia referred to the organization of the Office, operating until 1939, established on the basis of the Regulation of the President of the Republic of Poland of 19 January 1928 on the organization and scope of action of the general administration authorities and the Regulation of the Minister of Internal Affairs of August 15, 1951 on the organization of provincial offices and the procedure for handling cases in these offices. This organization was gradually adapted to the new political conditions and issues that had to be dealt with.

    Physical Details

    4 microfilm reels ; 35 ; 4,781 frames .
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in two series: 1. Situational reports, 1945-1948 [Organized chronologically]; 2. Correspondence and other documents, 1945-1950.

    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.

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    Holder of Originals
    Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach
    Source of acquisition is the Archiwum Państwowe w Katowicach, Poland, Sygn. 185. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in March 2018.
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