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Związek byłych Uczestników Walk o Wolność Hiszpanii (Związek Dąbrowszczaków) (Sygn. 1485)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2020.186.1 | RG Number: RG-15.807

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    Records of the Związek Dąbrowszczaków (Association "Dąbrowszczaków" related to participation of Polish people in the civil war in Spain, 1936-1939. Includes reports, statutes, correspondence, minutes, financial books, and poems, list of members and their families, personal files of participants of the civil war in Spain, photographs, ID cards and other documents. Many of the fighters were Polish citizens of Jewish origin.
    Alternate Title
    Association of former Participants of the Fight for Freedom of Spain (Dąbrowszczaków Association)
    inclusive:  1936-1950
    Collection Creator
    Zwi?zek D?browszczaków
    "Dąbrowszczacy" was a volunteer military unit formed mainly by Poles (including emigrants), participating in the civil war in Spain in 1936–1939 and fighting in the International Brigades on the side of the Spain republican army, against the nationalist troops commanded by General Francisco Franco, supported by the Nazi government of the Third Reich and the fascist government of Italy. About 3,000 Poles fell in the Spanish Civil War and about 5,000 Poles in total fought on the Republican side.

    Physical Details

    Polish French
    21,305 digital images : PDF.
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in fourteen groups:
    1. Congresses: statutes, agendas, speeches, transcripts of the proceedings, lists of delegates, 1945-1949, file no. 260 / I, bv. 1-3;
    2. Main Board: verification of military ranks, commemoration of Gen. Świerczewski, help for victims of terror in Greece, protest action against terror in Spain, help for members of the association at home and abroad -reports, balance sheets, surveys, CVs, personal files, correspondence, lists, 1946-1950, reference number 260 / II, bps 1-46;
    3. Main Audit Committee: reports and control protocols, 1946-1950, ref. No. 260 / III, vol. 1;
    4. Central Arbitration Court: minutes of meetings, reports, lists of members removed from the union, 1946-1950, file ref. 260 / IV, vol. 1;
    5. Voivodship branches: minutes of meetings, lists of members, reports on activities, correspondence, 1946-1950, file ref. 260 / IV, bits 1-13;
    6. Association "Dąbrowszczaków" in France: help for union members and their families-reports, polls, CVs, ID cards, correspondence, 1946-1950, ref. No. 260 / V, bars 14-15;
    7. Spółdzielnia Pracy "Dąbrowszczaków" in Warsaw: list of members, correspondence regarding the organization and commissioning of production plants, 1946-1950, ref. No. 260 / VI;
    8. Main Liquidation Commission: minutes of the meetings, circulars, hand-over lists of materials and personnel files, 1950, ref. No. 260 / VII, b. 1-3;
    9. Register book-data on the Dąbrowszczaki family collected at the National Convention "Dąbrowszczaków" in October 1956. ref. 260 / VIII, vol. 1
    10. Polish group of volunteers from international brigades: numbers, structure, stay in camps in southern France and further fate: correspondence, camp newspapers, lists, 1939, ref. 398 / Vol. 21, 24;
    11. Branch of the union in the department of Gard: minutes of meetings of the board and members, 1945-1948, file ref. 398 / T.1;
    12. Personal questionnaires, lists and CVs of members, no date, reference number 398 / t. 2-11;
    13. Personal questionnaires of invalids, widows and orphans and other members of the Association "Dąbrowszczaków", correspondence, 1945, 1948 and no date, reference number 398 / Vol 12.13;
    14. Branch in France: correspondence with members of the union and their families, Polish and foreign organizations, Polish and foreign authorities, ID cards, questionnaires, post-inspection reports from the cash register, 1945-1948, file no. 398 / bars 14-20, 22, 23, 25-27.

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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.
    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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    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Archiwum Akt Nowych
    Source of acquisition is the Archiwum Akt Nowych, Poland, Sygn.1485. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in Jan. 2020. This is a cooperative project based on the agreement between USHMM and Yad Vashem, Israel.
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