Sąd Wojewódzki dla Województwa Warszawskiego (Sygn. GK 318)
- Collection Subtitle
- Provincial Court for Warsaw Province
15 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
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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.
This collection contains selected files of the Provincial Court for Warsaw Province for trials during the years 1945-1956. These trials refer to to the Decree of August 31, 1944 (“Sierpniówka”), issued by the Polski Komitet Wyzwolenia Narodowego (PKWN), concerning the punishment of Nazi criminals guilty of murder and the persecution of civilians and prisoners of war as well as 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 1940’s and 1950’s attempted to portray as German collaborators. Microfilmed files refer to crimes committed against Jews by Germans, Poles, and other nationalities during the Nazi occupation.
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