ARCHIVAL  LISTS - USSR to Persia

Archival lists from Polska Walczaca - Zolnierz Polski na Obczyznie  (Fighting Poland - Polish soldier on Foreign Soil) :

These lists were publish by Polish Media in the UK in 1943 and 1944.  Depending on the list, the information  may include names, dates of birth, addresses, etc.  Each list is different, so it would be worth your while to check each one for the names of your family members.  The original archived lists are located at the Polish Library, POSK, Hammersmith, London UK.

  • Polish military families in the USSR - approx. 4,000 names :   This list includes names, the relationship to a member of the Polish forces (including that member's rank), and the address where each person is located in the USSR. The list was compiled by the former Military Attaché of the Polish Republic in the U.S.S.R., Lieutenant Colonel Rudnicki and his staff. It includes Polish exiles whose family members (parents, spouses, siblings or children) served or were actively in the ranks of the Polish Armed Forces during the war.  More distant relatives of Polish Armed Forces members were included in this list only when they lived at the same address. The list was based on reports the exiles made directly, or through delegates or stewards in the field. The information was gathered by the Department of Military Families of the Ministry of Defence, the Office of Assistance to Military Families and Prisoners of War of the Polish Army in the East, and the Polish Red Cross.  (Note: Polish diacritic letters were used in this list).

  • Civilians evacuated from the USSR in 1942 - approx. 30,000  names:   This list of Poles evacuated from the Soviet Union with the Polish Army in 1942 was published as supplements to 17 editions of Fighting Poland, between April 1943 and August 1943.  The list consists of the Reference number, Family Name, First name, Date of birth, Place of birth, and the individual's current location.  These locations are primarily in Teheran or Africa.  In some cases, the relationship to a member of the military is also included.  On the last 3 pages, it includes the children that were evacuated to India.  The lists are organised in alphabetical order by last name, though within each letter series the names are sometimes out of order, so an entire alphabetical section should be read to find a specific name.  ( Note 1:  the file is too large to view online, so you will need to download it to your computer in order to view it.)   (Note 2: Polish diacritic letters were used in this list).

  • Civilians located in Teheran in 1942 - 10, 321 names:   This list was published in Fighting Poland and  includes the Family name, Given name, Maiden name (if any), Date of birth, Place of birth, and in some cases the relationship to a member of the military.  (Note 1: Due to the low quality of the original document, the PDF search function is not reliable on this document - you should scroll through the document manually to find a name.)  (Note 2: Polish diacritic letters are used in this document).

  • Civilians evacuated from the USSR (Alternate list) - approx. 13,400 names:   This list includes the Family name, Given name, and year of birth.  It lists only Family names from A to M - letters N to  Z are missing.  (Note: Polish diaqritic letters are used in these documents).

List compiled in 1941 by Tadeusz Romer, the Polish ambassador to Japan - 8,700 names:   This list was compiled during 1940-1941 and provides details about 8,700 deportees who contacted the Polish Embassy in Tokyo asking for assistance.  Explanatory texts (in Polish) make up the first pages of the document, followed by a listing of names and their exact location in the USSR.  Each family is listed by the name of the head of the family and the number of individuals that comprise the family unit is also indicated. (Note 1: Polish diacritic letters are used in this document).  (Note 2: The list is located on a different website and cannot be searched from this location).

TEHERAN ARCHIVES - These lists were put together by the authorities in Teheran _ approx. 60,715 names: 

The following lists include both military personnel and civilians.  Some of the lists are in Polish, others in English.  The typed lists are searchable, the others are not, so one must go through the entire list to check for a family name.  To make matters worse, the names are not necessarily in alphabetical order.  The first five lists includes information from the USSR as well as Iran or Iraq.  Note: many of these lists are hand-written and difficult to read.  (Note 1: Polish diacritic letters are used in these documents).   (Note 2: The lists are handwritten and cannot be searched - you must scroll through manually to find a name)

Children & Staff in Persia 1942-1945 _ 2,995 names:  These lists are based on Minister Pios' delegation report, issued in June 1945.  The  lists include Children and Youth, Administrators, Health Care Staff, Caregivers, and Teachers.  They include the Family Name and First Name of each individual.  (Note: Polish diacritic letters are used in these documents). 

Children who wrote essays about their deportation experience - 1,746 names:  This list of children who wrote essays in the Middle East in 1942, describing their deportation experience, is sourced from the Hoover Institute at Stanford University in California.  The list identifies the Name of the child, and the File Folder where the original of that child's essay is located at the institute.  Please contact Irena Czernichowska (czernichowska@stanford.edu) at the Hoover Institute to request a copy of your relative's essay.  (Note: Polish diacritic letters are used in this document).

Children who left the USSR with 2 Corps  - 9,985 names:  This list of children and their caregivers who left the USSR with the Polish 2nd Corps.  The list identifies the Family Name and First Name of the children, and the teachers, caregivers, and camp staff that accompanied them.  The list also identifies the Resettlement Camp where they were sent.  The list was sourced by Iwonę Kopańską - Konon.  (Note 1: Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

Deportees who wrote about their deportation experience when they reached Persia - 10,620  names:  This is a  list of deportees who wrote about their experiences in the USSR when they reached Persia in 1942,  The list was compiled by Dr. Mark Ostrowski.  The actual documents written by the deportees are located at  the Hoover Institute of Stanford University in California.  The list identifies the Family Name, First Name, Profession, Province & City of origin, and the Box Number where the file is located at Hoover. Please contact Irena Czernichowska (czernichowska@stanford.edu) at the Hoover Institute to request a copy of your relative's essay.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

Government Officials released from NKVD Camps - 1,967 names:   This list contains the names of Polish Officials  (Border guards, Police Officers, members of the Border Protection Corps, Military Police) who were released from Starobielsk, Kozielsk, Ostaszkow lub innych camps, and subsequently interned at SUZDAL. The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Yer of Birth, Fathe or Motherr's Name, Rank, and Military Unit.  The source of this list is the Index of the Repressed  where you can use the search function to discover additional information about each person.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

Persons deported to the Archangielsk region of the USSR  -  47,463 names:  This list contains the names of Polish citizens who were deported by the Soviets to the Archangielsk region of the USSR.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Father's Name, and in most cases the place they were deported from/arrested at.  The information was compiled by Dr. Mark Ostrowski.  The source of this list is the Index of the Repressed  where you can use the search function to discover additional information about each person.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in these documents). 

List of deportees at Vodopad Special Settlement in Archangelsk_684 names:   This list is a subset of the one above, and includes deportees who were sent to  Vodopad Special Settlement, Plesetskii Raion, Arkhangelsk Oblast.  It was sourced by Dr. Mark Ostrowski combining information from a number of sources and, therby, providing more details on each of the 684 names.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Father's Name, the Year of Birth, the Age in 1940,  Where they were from, the Release Date, the Departure Destination, as well as Other information.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

Persons deported to Monastyriok Camp in the Archangielsk region of the USSR _616 names:  This list contains the names of Polish citizens who were deported by the Soviets to the Monastyriok work camp.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Date of Birth, Father's Name, the place they were deported from, and whether they died at the camp.  The information was compiled by Dr. Mark Ostrowski.  The source of this list is the Index of the Repressed  where you can use the search function to discover additional information about each person.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

Persons deported from the Polesie Province  -  675 names:  This list contains the names of Polish citizens who were deported by the Soviets from the Polesie Province of pre-war Poland.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Sex, Father's Name, Year of birth/age, their origin & destination, the date they were released, their destination after release, and (in some cases) their date of death.  The source of this list is the Index of the Repressed  where you can use the search function to discover additional information about each person.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

Deported from Wierchniaja Pielszma (Chołm) in Wolyn  -  122 names:  This list contains the names of some of the Polish citizens who were deported by the Soviets from the Wolyn Province of pre-war Poland.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Father's Name, Date of birth, their origin & destination, the date they were released, their destination after release, and (in some cases) their date of death.  The source of this list is the Index of the Repressed  where you can use the search function to discover additional information about each person.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

Deported from Municipality of Nowe Piekuty_141 names:   This list contains the names of some of the Polish citizens who were deported by the Soviets from the Nowe Piekuty area of pre-war Poland.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name,  the Age, and the place they were deported from - separated by family group.  The source of this list is an exhibit that was shown at Nowe Piekuty in April 2013.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

Poles Repressed in Uzbekistan_540 names:   This list includes Polish citizens who were repressed by the Soviets in Uzbekhistan.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name,  Father's Name, Year of Birth, and the Dates of Repression.  It should be noted that the names have been translated from the original Russian document.  The source of this list is: Naczelną Dyrekcją Archiwów Państwowych in Warsaw - to contact them regarding more information for any name in the list, you can send an mail to: erosowska@archiwa.gov.pl   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

Deportation Trains:  This list was put together by Aleksander Guryanov of the Memorial Society in Moscow.  The list only applies to the transportation of civilians, and not ex-military or prisoners.  The dates shown in the list are the dates that were documented in the records of the Russian Railway Authority - the dates when trains were allocated or assembled at the various stations, and not the dates that the trains were filled and set out.  In many cases, the names of the stations will differ from the stations quoted by family members - this is because the assembly point may have been a location central to a number of stations.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are not used in this document). 

  • POWs in Griazowiec in 1939 - 1,675 names:   This is a list of Prisoners of War captured by the Soviets during the September Campaign in 1939.  The list includes the Family name, First name, Father's Name, Date of Birth, Rank, and Military Unit.  Many of the names on the list are those of Polish officers, but some civilians are also included.  The persons on this list were later released when 'amnesty' was declared, and they went on to join the Polish 2nd Corps that was forming in the USSR.   The source of this list is the Index of the Repressed  where you can use the search function to discover additional information about each person.   (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

Partial list of Poles Repatriated / Resettled between 1945-1950 - 55,711 names:  This list was compiled by the "Panstwowe Urzad Repatriacyjne" and includes those who came through the city of Bialystok.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, the Date of Arrival, From Where, and the File/Section/Card ID numbers of the archive.  (Note  Polish diacritic letters are used in this document). 

More lists will be added, as they become available.

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