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Urząd Wojewódzki Śląski w Katowicach (Sygn. 185)

Document | Accession Number: 2018.55.1 | RG Number: RG-15.583M

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
4 microfilm reels ; 35 ; 4,781 frames .
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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: 2021-05-25 09:17:07
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