archival lists -civilian exiles

  • Nairobi Red Cross List from 1943  -  18,677 names :  This list includes the Family and Given names, the year of birth, wheere the person was sent, and (in some cases) the date of death.  The list includes persons sent to settlements in Africa, Mexico, the Middle East, England, etc., or who later volunteered for the Polish Forces.  The list was compiled by the Red Cross in Nairobi in 1943.  Polish exiles continued to arrive in Africa after the list was compiled, so it is not an all-inclusive listing.  This list was transcribed from the original list that was published in 1943, and has also been translated to English and reformatted for clarity.

  • Polish Exiles in India - 4,863 names:  The information was compiled by the Delegation of the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in 1943 and 1944.  It was reproduced in the book “Poles in India 1942-1948″ published by the Association of Poles in India 1941-1948, and includes index numbers, Family and Given names, and dates of birth.

  • Polish Exiles in India - 3,605 names:  The information was compiled by the Delegation of the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in 1943 and 1944.  This list includes index numbers, Family and Given names, dates of birth,  the place of birth, the names of the person's parents, the last address in Poland, and the address in India.  The original list (numbers 1-3121), dated 1943-11-15, was followed be a supplementary list: (Nos. 3122-3605); next dated 1944-01-31 (Nos. 3606-4075).   The list was sourced from ROPWim, the Iranian Archives (now at IPN).  Please note that the document is not very clear, so it cannot be searched.  You have to go through the list in alpha order to find a name.

  • Polish Exiles in Balachadi, India - 1,058 names:  The information was published by Polish Media in Polska Walczaca (Fighting Poland) in the UK in 1942.  It includes reference numbers, Family and Given names, the father's Given name, and the year of birth. Each series of children's names is followed by a list of their caregivers. The original of this list is located at the Polish Library in POSK and at  the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum (PISM) in London, England.   Please note that this list is currently NOT searchable, so you will have to go through it name by name to locate a particular name.

  • Children of Isfahan - 2,373 namess:  This is a list of names of Polish children who left the USSR with the Polish 2nd Corps and ended up spending the rest of the war years at an Orphanage in Isfahan, Persia (Iran).  The list only includes the Family Name and First Name or Initial of each child.  The list was published in the book titled "The Children of Isfahan - Polish Refugees in Iran - Portrait Photographs of Abolqasem Jala - 1942 to 1945"

  • Polish Exiles in Tengeru, Africa - 880 names:  This is a partial list of Polish exiles who were at the Tengeru Camp in Tanganyika (Tanzania).  The list is divided by family group, and contains the Family Name and First Name of each individual.  It is believed that the list was compiled by camp administrators, shortly before the camp was closed.

  • Residents of Tengeru Camp in April 1950 - 1,033 names:  This is a list of Polish exiles who were at the Tengeru Camp in Tanganyika (Tanzania) in April 1950, waiting to be resettled.  People had been moved to the Tengeru location as the other settlements in Africa were closed.  The majority of the people on this list subsequently went to the UK on the Dundalk Bay, arriving in Hull in September 1950.  The list is divided by family group, and contains the Family Name and First Name of each individual, their role in the family, and their age.  The list was compiled by the East African Refugee Administration.  The alternate list displays the same names in alphabetical order, for easy searching.

  • Polish Exiles in 1950 in Koja, Uganda - 650 names:  This is a list of Polish refugees who were at the Koja, Uganda settlement in April 1950, waiting to be resettled.  The list contains the Family Name, First Name, age, and family relationship of each individual..  The list was compiled by the East African Refugee Administration. 

  • Polish Exiles in 1950, going from Lebanon to Hull, UK - 637 names:  This is a list of Polish refugees who spent the war years in Lebanon and were resettled to the UK in July 1950..  The list contains the Family Name, First Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, as well as the ship that took them to the UK.  For more information go to the following link:  http://www.polishresettlementcampsintheuk.co.uk/passengerlist/shipsindex.htm

  • Polish Exiles going to Australia - 754 names:  This is a list of Polish exiles who travelled to Melbourne Australia in June 1949 aboard the USAT General Langfitt ship.  The source of the information is the International Refugee Organisation, Group Resettlement to Australia file.  The list contains the Family Name and First Name of each individual.

  • Polish Exiles in Santa Rosa, Mexico - 1,463 names:  These Polish exiles were evacuated from the USSR to Iran in 1942, spent some time in various locations in the Middle East then India and, in 1943, arrived at the settlement created for them near Leon, Mexico.  The list was compiled by the Delegate of the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Bohdan Szmejko in 1945.   The list includes index numbers, Family and Given names, dates of birth, places of birth, the names of the person's parents, the last address in Poland.

  • Hermitage list to Santa Rosa - 751 names:  This list contains th scanned pages of the actual ship's manifest of the first of two shipments of passengers heading to Santa Rosa, Mexico in September 1943.   The list includes Family and Given names, Age, where they lived in Poland, whether they were students or their occupation, as well as identifying family units.  The list was sourced from Family Search.

  • Polish Exiles in New Zealand - 837 names:  These Polish exiles (children and their caregivers) were evacuated from the USSR to Iran in 1942, spent some time in various locations in the Middle East then India and, in 1943, arrived at the settlement created for them at Pahiatua, New Zealand.  Most of the children were orphans, although a number of them were later discovered to have a parent serving the Polish Armed Forces and were reunited with the surviving parent.  The list includes Family names, Given Names, Married Names, Dates of birth, Dates of death, and Places of death.  You will find more information about the children at the  New Zealand camp at the following website: http://www.polishheritage.co.nz/theinvited/

  • Polish Exiles in Wabkend Uzbekistan - 266 names:  This is a list of children at the Polish Orphanage at Wabkend, Uzbekistan in 1942, and was compiled by Zofia (Hantz) Morawska.  Her daughter, Barbara Charuba, transcribed the original hand-written list.

  • Polish Exiles who went from Tengeru AFRICA to Montreal CANADA - 145 names:  In 1948, when the International Refugee Organization (IRO) disbanded all the Polish settlements in Africa, everyone one was sent to Tengeru. Most families were sent to England to reunite with relatives who had served in the Polish Forces.  Some orphans were dispersed to other countries, which accepted them. The group listed here went to Salerno, Italy, under the supervision of Rev, Lucjan Królikowski, where they spent less than 6 months. Their finał destination was Montreal, Quebec, CanadaThe list was compiled by Father Królikowski.

  • Number of Polish Exiles in Africa as at December 3rd, 1944 - as reported by the Polish delegation in Nairobi.  This file contains numbers and no names. 

  • Polish Orphans in Oudshoorn South Africa - 502 names:  This list includes the Family Name, First Name. Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Father's Name, and Mother's Name, for each orphan.  The source of the list is the Hoover Institute at Stanford University in California.

  • Polish Exiles arriving at Southampton UK from Africa  - 1,217 names:  These are scans of the original ship manifests from May 1948 on the Carnarvon Castle.  There were 451 passengers from Durban, Rhodesia, and 766 passengers from Mombasa Tanganika, for a total of 1,217.  These scans were sourced from Family Search.

  • Polish Exiles arriving in London or Glasgow from Africa  - 2,190 names:  This is a list of those who travelled to the UK from Polish settlements in Africa - primarily the Koja Camp in Uganda, and the Tengeru Camp in Tanzania. (Note:  As camps were closed all over Africa, many were moved to the Tengeru Camp while they awaited reunification with their families). The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Role in the family unit or Profession, the Age, the location in Africa they were travelling from, the ship & the travel date (if known), the final destination address (if available).  

  • Polish Student in Beirut Lebanon_366 names:  This list includes ex-Siberian deportees who ended up studying in the Middle East.  The list includes the Family Name, First Name, the name of the Institution, the subject studied, the year of graduation (if any), and any further studies (if any).  The list was compiled by J. Jackowski & A. Kazimierski.

  • Polish Exiles arriving in the UK at various ports_1,358 names: The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Age, Family relation, Occupation, the Ship travelled on, the From location, and the Destination (where available).  The information was sourced from Family Search.

  • Polish Exiles arriving in the UK at Liverpool_4,670 names: The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Age, Description/Occupation, the Ship travelled on, and the date.  The information was sourced from Family Search.

  • Polish Exiles arriving in the UK at Southampton_8,770 names: The list includes the Family Name, First Name, Age, Description/Occupation, the Ship travelled on, and the date.  The information was sourced from Family Search.

More lists will be added, as they become available.