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Register of the Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka Diaries, 1941-1944
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  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka diaries
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1944
    Collection Number: 2010C34
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Language of Material: In Russian
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 Linear feet)
    Abstract: The collection contains Semeka's diaries relating to administration of medical services in the Soviet army during World War II.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Semeka, Sergei Aleksandrovich, 1906-1966


    Collection is open for research.
    Access to audiovisual materials requires at least two weeks advance notice. Audiovisual materials include sound recordings, video recordings, and motion picture film. Hoover staff will determine whether use copies of the materials requested can be made available. Some materials may not be accessible even with advance notice. Please contact the Hoover Institution Archives for further information.

    Publication Rights

    These diaries are protected by copyright laws and are provided for educational and research purposes only. Any infringing use may be subject to disciplinary action and/or civil or criminal liability as provided by law. If you believe you are the rights holder and object to Hoover's use of these diaries, please contact hooverarchives@stanford.edu.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka diaries, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka was born in 1906 in St. Petersburg, Russia. After graduating from the Military Medical Academy in Leningrad, he served the rest of his life in the Soviet Army. Initially appointed as a regimental junior doctor, he rose to become the head of the Military Medical Administration during World War II. Specializing in the organization of medical services for the military in combat, he became one of the youngest generals in the military medical services in 1943, serving as the deputy director in the Department of Military Medicine of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR.
    After the war Semeka served as chairman of the Department of Military Medicine in several educational institutions and conducted extensive research in the history of Russian military medicine in the 17th and 18th centuries. Semeka died in 1966.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka's handwritten World War II diaries detailing his everyday activities organizing frontline medical service for the Soviet Army. The ten notebooks include photographs, clippings, diagrams, plans, and maps reflecting the medical conditions on the Eastern Front.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Eastern Front
    World War, 1939-1945--Medical care
    World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union