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Photographs and documents related to forced labor in the Third Reich collected by the Polish-German Reconciliation Foundation

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2013.233 | RG Number: RG-15.262

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    Overview

    Description
    Contains 986 files of photographs and original documents sent to the Fundacja Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie (Foundation “Polish-German Reconciliation”) by its beneficiaries. The photos and records document the employment of forced laborers by the Third Reich, their stay in a camp or in any other place where the forced labor was performed. Includes also photographs depicting individuals during forced labor, correspondence, birth certificates, Ausweise, Arbeitskarte, occasional cards with wishes, certificates of various kinds, identification documents, tickets and other evidence related to forced labor or laborer's return to Poland at the end of the war.
    Date
    inclusive:  1939-1945
    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
    Fundacja Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie
    Biography
    Foundation Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie (FPNP) was established on November 27, 1991 per initiative of the government of the Republic of Poland. The Foundation collected approximately one million applications submitted by individuals, who sought compensation for their forced labor for Third Reich during the German occupation of Poland. These applications usually quote detailed information about condition of work and indicate geographical locations, and also are supported by testimonies of witnesses, original photographs and documents.
    Reference
    Gmitruk, Janusz. Ewa Kubaczyk. Berlin: Wspomnienia Polaków z Robót Przymusowych w Stolicy III Rzeszy w latach 1939-1945. Warszawa : Fundacja "Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie" : Muzeum Historii Polskiego Ruchu Ludowego, 2012.

    Muszyński, Mariusz. Zachować pamięć. Praca Niewolnicza i Przymusowa Obywateli Polskich na Rzecz Trzeciej Rzeszy 1939-1945. Warszawa: Fundacja Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie, 2012.

    Degiel, Rafał. Ostpreussen: Wspomnienia Polaków Wywiezionych na Roboty Przymusowe do Prus Wschodnich w latach 1939-1945. Warszawa : Fundacja "Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie"; Muzeum Historii Polskiego Ruchu Ludowego, 2010.

    Collective work. Ostmark: Wspomnienia Polaków z Robót Przymusowych w Austrii w latach 1939-1945." Warszawa : Fundacja "Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie"; Muzeum Historii Polskiego Ruchu Ludowego, 2011.

    Polscy Robotnicy Przymusowi w Trzeciej Rzeszy / pod red. Włodzimierza Bonusiaka. Rzeszów : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego, 2005.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Polish German
    Extent
    6,696 digital images.
    System of Arrangement
    The system of arrangement of the source repository has been preserved on digital images. Arranged by the names of the testimony authors.

    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
    Fair use only. The third party must obtain permission from the Foundation for Polish-German Reconciliation for any commercial use of the documents.

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Source of acquisition is the Fundacja Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie (Foundation for Polish-German Reconciliation), FPNP.The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Dec. 2013.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 17:53:56
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