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Biuro Odszkodowań Wojennych przy Prezydium Rady Ministrów w Warszawie (Sygn. 291)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2018.79.1 | RG Number: RG-15.585

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    Orders, circulars, correspondence, statements, registers, correspondence diaries, letters regarding losses and war damages in Poland during World War II, destruction of state-owned buildings, industrial objects, forestry and agriculture, as well as material losses of private citizens, and biological losses of population. Included are also materials regarding revindication and compensation of war damages, and war damages in other European countries.
    Alternate Title
    Selected records of the Office of War Damages at the Presidium of the Council of Ministers in Warsaw
    inclusive:  1944-1949
    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
    Biuro Odszkodowan? Wojennych przy Prezydium Rady Ministro?w (Poland)
    The Office of War Compensation (Polish: Biuro Odszkodowań Wojennych przy Prezydium Rady Ministrów; abbreviated BOW) was established in 1945 by the Presidium of the Council of Ministers in Warsaw to assess the war losses suffered by Poland during the Second World War in 1939-1945. The office dealt with determining and estimating the war losses suffered by the Polish state, as well as private individuals in the field of material and cultural goods, coordinating work related to the compensation and recovery. In 1947, on the basis of a resolution of the Council of Ministers, the Office of War Compensation at the Presidium of the Council of Ministers was liquidated.

    Physical Details

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    System of Arrangement
    Selected records arranged in 11 series: 1. Administrative records of the Office of War Damages, 1945-1947 [File 1-4]; 2. Losses and war damages of Poland: Studies and summary statements, 1947 [File 5-19]; 3. War losses in individual provinces in Poland, 1944-1947 [File 20-34]; 4. Registration of war losses, 1945-1947 [File 35-46]; 5. Biological losses of Poland, and losses in individual voivodships, 1945-1947 [File 47-65]; 6. Losses in industry and craft, 1939-1945 [File 66-82]; 7. Destruction of buildings and state administration, 1944-1946 [File 141-168]; 8. War losses of individual Polish citizens, 1946-1947 [File 186-204]; 9. Revindication and war compensation, 1946-1947 [File 206-242]; 10. War damages in other European countries, 1946-1945 [File 243-268]; 11. Correspondence diaries, 1945 [File 287] and registration of war damage (announcements, questionnaires, statements [File 269-288]

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    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 Akt Nowych
    Source of acquisition is the Archiwum Akt Nowych, Poland, Sygn. 291. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in April 2018. Note: This is a cooperative project based on the agreement between USHMM and Yad Vashem, Israel.
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