Register of the Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka Diaries, 1941-1944
Finding aid prepared by Processed by Lyalya Kharitonova and Daniel Jarvis
Hoover Institution Archives© 2010, 2012
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
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.
Creator: Semeka, Sergei Aleksandrovich, 1906-1966
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka diaries, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010.
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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.
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