Sąd Okręgowy w Łodzi (SOŁdz), Sygn. 261
- Collection Subtitle
- District Court in Łódź
20 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
- 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.
Contains selected files of the Sąd Okręgowy w Łodzi (District Court in Łódź) during the years 1945-1956. These trials refer to the Decree of August 31, 1944 ("Sierpniówka"), issued by the Polski Komitet Wyzwolenia Narodowego (PKWN), concerning the punishment of war criminals guilty of murders and persecution of civilians and prisoners of war, and the punishment of traitors to the Polish nation. The "Sierpniówka" was one of the world's first legislation on liability for war crimes committed during World War II. This decree also applied to soldiers of the Home Army (Armia Krajowa) whom the Communist propaganda in the 40s and 50s attempted to portray as German collaborators. Microfilmed files refer to crimes committed against Jews and Poles by Germans and their collaborators during the German occupation.
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