Register of the Archiwum Wschodnie Collection

Prepared by Zbigniew L. Stanczyk
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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© 2003
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Archiwum Wschodnie Collection

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Zbigniew L. Stanczyk
Date Completed:
2003
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© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Archiwum Wschodnie collection,
Date (inclusive): 1939-1989
Collection number: 90034
Extent: 15 manuscript boxes, 4 envelopes (6.4 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Transcripts of interviews with Polish survivors of Soviet concentration camps, written reminiscences of survivors, and photographs, relating to the deportation of Poles to the Soviet Union and their internment during and after World War II. Interviews conducted by the staff of the Archiwum Wschodnie, Warsaw, from 1980 to 1989. Photocopy.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Language: Polish.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Archiwum Wschodnie collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Accruals

Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat  to find the full extent of the collection.

Location of Originals

Originals in: Archiwum Wschodnie, Warsaw.

Scope and Content Note

The Archiwum Wschodnie (Eastern Archives) in Warsaw was officially founded in Poland in 1987 as an entity independent from the communist regime, a first of its kind. Its mission is to collect memoirs, documents, photographs, and memorabilia describing the fate of Poles deported, imprisoned, or who participated in the armed resistance on the Polish territory incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1939-1940, as well as materials illustrating the Stalinist repression in the 1940s and 1950s.
The interviews that constitute most of this collection were conducted from 1980 to 1989. In most cases they refer to much larger problems related to the deportations, and go beyond the standard questions that were asked during the war. At the same time researchers studying these documents should be aware that they were collected in politically sensitive times when people still didn't feel comfortable enough to reveal all aspects of their detention or deportation. That may also explain why some of them wanted to remain anonymous.
The topics covered in these materials are the fate of Poles in the Soviet Union before the outbreak of World War II; social and political conditions in Eastern Poland before and after the Soviet invasion; the fate of state employees, farmers, landowners, clergy, children, youth, orphans, and ethnic minorities such as Jews; and conditions in labor camps in the Kola Peninsula and in the regions of Vorkuta, Arkhangel'sk, Narym, Pavlodar, and Akmolinsk. There is also a group of testimonies by people from the Lomza district. This area would be of special interest to researchers because of the inter-ethnic conflicts that broke out shortly after the German invasion of the Soviet Union Union in 1941.
The Archiwum Wschodnie collection was received in two parts in 1990 and 1993 as a result of an agreement signed between the Archiwum Wschodnie and the Hoover Institution. These testimonies and questionnaires supplement those (circa 30,000) found in other collections at the Hoover Archives, such as Poland. Ministerstwo Informacji i Dokumentacji; Poland. Ambasada (Soviet Union); and especially Wladyslaw Anders. General Anders was the first to initiate a project of this kind in 1941 by founding the Documentation Office of the Polish Army in the USSR.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the repository's online public access catalog.

Subjects

World War, 1939-1945--Poland.
World War, 1939-1945--Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945--Prisoners and prisons.
Concentration camps--Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945.
Poland.
Soviet Union.
Russia (Federation)
World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Poland.

Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

Archiwum Wschodnie.


Container List

box 1

INTERVIEWS AND REMINISCENCES, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Interviews and written reminiscences of former prisoners of Soviet labor camps collected by Archiwum Wschodnie, arranged into a general category and a Lomza District category, and therein alphabetically by personal name
 

General

Box/Folder 1 : 1-7

Anonymous

Box/Folder 1 : 8

Andruszkiewicz, Jerzy

Box/Folder >1 : 9

Badowski, Jan

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Bajkowska, Irena

Box/Folder 1 : 11

Bar, Roman

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Bartoszewicz, Jozef

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Batko-Wojtkiewicz, Zofia

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Bialous-Bielas, Wiktor

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Biernat, Danuta

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Bizanc-Szmigiero, Jadwiga

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Bizon, Jozef

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Bodzinska, Krystyna

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Bohatkiewicz, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 2 : 1

Bojnowski, Jan

Box/Folder 2 : 2

Bolbot, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 2 : 3

Borkowski, Tadeusz

Box/Folder 2 : 4

Borzdynska, Janina

Box/Folder 2 : 5

Brulinski, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder 2 : 6

Brunsz, Roland

Box/Folder 2 : 7

Bujnowski, Michal

Box/Folder 2 : 8

Bulhak, Henryk

Box/Folder 2 : 9

Burzynski, Czeslaw

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Byczko, Tadeusz

Box/Folder 2 : 11

C., Maria

Box/Folder 2 : 12

Celmer, Ryszard

Box/Folder 2 : 13

Cesarski, Tadeusz

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Chojnacka, Aurelia

Box/Folder 2 : 15

Cholewinska, Lidia

Box/Folder 2 : 16

Chrostowski, Piotr

Box/Folder 2 : 17

Chytrzynska, Genowefa

Box/Folder 2 : 18

Ciesielska, Irena

Box/Folder 2 : 19

Ciesluk, Ryszard

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Ciurej, Stanislawa

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Czapnik, Stanislawa

Box/Folder 3 : 3

"Czarny"

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Dmuchowska, Alicja

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Dmuchowski, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Dobrowolska, Stanislawa

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Domaszewicz, Wanda

Box/Folder 3 : 8

Drozdowicz, Helena

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Drzal, Irena and Teresa

Box/Folder 3 : 10

Drzewinska, Barbara

Box/Folder 3 : 11

Duzniak, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 3 : 12

Dytkowski, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 3 : 13

Dziemianowicz, Edward "Czarny"

Box/Folder 3 : 14

Eberle, Lidia

Box/Folder 3 : 15

Fedorowicz, Tadeusz

Box/Folder 3 : 16

Fijolek, Jadwiga

Box/Folder 3 : 17

Filiks, Waclaw

Box/Folder 3 : 18

Gabanska-Halus, Antonina

Box/Folder 3 : 19

Gajda, Adam

Box/Folder 3 : 20

Galster, Irena

Box/Folder 3 : 21

Gamska-Kiersnowska, Jadwiga

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Gardynik, Jerzy

Box/Folder 4 : 2

Giedroyc-Juracha, Tadeusz

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Giemza, Halina

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Gillern, Jerzy

Box/Folder 4 : 5

Glowaczewski, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder 4 : 6

Golubow, Wlodzimierz

Box/Folder 4 : 7

Gorecki, Antoni

Box/Folder 4 : 8

Gornicka-Mach, Krystyna

Box/Folder 4 : 9

Gorska, Halina

Box/Folder 4 : 10

Gorzedzielska, Maria

Box/Folder 4 : 11

Grzenicki, Janusz

Box/Folder 4 : 12

Guc, Alina

Box/Folder 4 : 13

Hajduk, Eleonora

Box/Folder 4 : 14

Hentosz, Miroslaw

Box/Folder 4 : 15

Hodiak, Zofia

Box/Folder 4 : 16

Holowina, Emilia

Box/Folder 4 : 17

Horak, Stanislawa

Box/Folder 4 : 18

Hryniewiecki, Marian

Box/Folder 4 : 19

Huszcza, Jan

Box/Folder 4 : 20

Huszcza, Teresa

Box/Folder 5 : 1

Ignaczewski, Witold

Box/Folder 5 : 2

Ignaszak, Stefan

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Indrunas, Marta

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Iwanczenko, Agnieszka

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Iwanska-Siewruk, Bronislawa

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Iwaszczuk, Antoni

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Iwonicki, Henryk

Box/Folder 5 : 8

Jachiewicz, Szczecinek

Box/Folder 5 : 9

Jakowczyk, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder 5 : 10

Jamiolkowski, Edward

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Jankiewicz, Jan

Box/Folder 5 : 12

Jankowski, Kazimierz

Box/Folder 5 : 13

Janus, Janina

Box/Folder 5 : 14

Jaroszynski, Henryk

Box/Folder 5 : 15

Jasiak, Edmund

Box/Folder 5 : 16

Jasiecki, Tadeusz

Box/Folder 5 : 17

Jasinski, Feliks

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Jastrzebiec-Kostka, Agenor

Box/Folder 6 : 2

K., Stanislaw

Box/Folder 6 : 3

Kalinowski, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Kaliszewicz, Antoni

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Kapisto, Alina

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Karczewska, Walentyna

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Karlowicz, Leon

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Karluk, Edward

Box/Folder 6 : 9

Kasiak, Jozef

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Kawecka, Halina

Box/Folder 6 : 11

Kazieczko, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder 6 : 12

Kiersnowski, Jerzy

Box/Folder 6 : 13

Kiliszczuk, Jan

Box/Folder 6 : 14

Klaus, Tadeusz

Box/Folder 6 : 15

Klich, Jozef

Box/Folder 6 : 16

Klimaszewski, Jozef

Box/Folder 6 : 17

Kolodnicka, Anna

Box/Folder 6 : 18

Kordowicz, Irena Janina

Box/Folder 6 : 19

Korowajczyk, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder 6 : 20

Kownacki, Alfred

Box/Folder 6 : 21

Kozlowski, Olgierd

Box/Folder 6 : 22

Kraglej, Hipolita

Box/Folder 6 : 23

Kranc, Remigiusz

Box/Folder 6 : 24

Krysiewicz, Lucjan

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Krzaklewska, Julia

Box/Folder 7 : 2

Ksieniewicz, Albin

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Kubajewski, Stefan

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Kuc, Danuta

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Kucejko, Henryk

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Kuczynski, Edward

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Kukla, Ludwika and Zbigniew Muszynski

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Kuran, Irena

Box/Folder 7 : 9

Kwiatkowska, Regina

Box/Folder 7 : 10

Kwiecien, Jozef

Box/Folder 7 : 11

Laureta, Siostra

Box/Folder 7 : 12

Lewkowicz, Weronika

Box/Folder 7 : 13

Lewszyk, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 7 : 14

Likowska, Genowefa

Box/Folder 7 : 15

Lipczynska, Maria

Box/Folder 7 : 16

Lis (Zosik), Zbigniew

Box/Folder 7 : 17

Liskowska, Zofia

Box/Folder 7 : 18

Lukas, Maria Magdalena

Box/Folder 7 : 19

Maciejewska, Danuta

Box/Folder 7 : 20

Majkut-Terlecka, Irena

Box/Folder 7 : 21

Malachowska, Anna

Box/Folder 7 : 22

Malachowski, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Malec-Malczewski, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Malenczyk, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder >8 : 3

Malinowska, Krystyna

Box/Folder 8 : 4

Malinowska, Leokadia

Box/Folder 8 : 5

Merman, Maria

Box/Folder 8 : 6

Michalski, Jan

Box/Folder 8 : 7

Mierczynski, Jozef

Box/Folder 8 : 8

Mikucki, Andrzej

Box/Folder 8 : 9

Misztal, Irena

Box/Folder 8 : 10

Moraczewski, Jan

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Moraczewski, Wincenty

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Moroz, Eugeniusz

Box/Folder 9 : 3

Moroz, Kazimiera

Box/Folder 9 : 4

Mrowinski, Jozef

Box/Folder 9 : 5

Musial, Antonina

Box/Folder 9 : 6

Myslicki, Zbigniew

Box/Folder 9 : 7

Negrusz, Antonina

Box/Folder >9 : 8

New-Gorniak, Danuta

Box/Folder 9 : 9

Nieoczym, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 9 : 10

Noskowski, Wiktor

Box/Folder 9 : 11

Olczak, Janusz

Box/Folder 9 : 12

Olizar, Irena

Box/Folder 9 : 13

Olszanski, Jozef

Box/Folder 9 : 14

Onoszko, Jan

Box/Folder 9 : 15

Opalka, Marian

Box/Folder 9 : 16

Orlos, Michalina and Helena Majchrowicz and Stanislawa Kucharska

Box/Folder 9 : 17

Ostrowska-Karamon, Genowefa

Box/Folder 9 : 18

Pankiewicz, Janina

Box/Folder 9 : 19

Parys, Maria

Box/Folder 9 : 20

Pienkowska, Jadwiga

 

Pienkowski, Aleksander

Box/Folder 9 : 21

Part 1

Box/Folder 10 : 1

Part 2

Box/Folder 10 : 2

Part 3

Box/Folder 10 : 3

Pienkowski, Tadeusz

Box/Folder 10 : 4

Pietka, Stanislaw

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Pietrzak, Aleksander

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Polak, Edward

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Prawecki, Andrzej

Box/Folder 10 : 8

Radziszewska, Irena

Box/Folder 10 : 9

Rankowicz, Wojciech

Box/Folder 10 : 10

Rapacki, Gustaw

Box/Folder 10 : 11

Romanowski, Jan

Box/Folder 10 : 12

Romer, Zofia

Box/Folder 10 : 13

Rozek, Irena

Box/Folder 10 : 14

Rudzinski, Mieczyslaw

Box/Folder 10 : 15

Ruminowicz, Wladyslaw

Box/Folder 10 : 16

Rydzewska, Stanislawa

Box/Folder 10 : 17

Sakowicz, Adam

Box/Folder 11 : 1

"Sep"

Box/Folder 11 : 2

Sigda, Jozef

Box/Folder 11 : 3

Sikora, Zdzislaw

Box/Folder 11 : 4

Sinoracka, Maria

Box/Folder 11 : 5

Skalska-Szymonowicz, Teresa

Box/Folder 11 : 6

Slaczka, Anna

Box/Folder 11 : 7

Snopko, Marian

Box/Folder 11 : 8

Sobotowna-Greun, Ewa

Box/Folder 11 : 9

Sokolowski, Marian

Box/Folder 11 : 10

Sokolski, Jerzy

Box/Folder 11 : 11

Solinska, Jadwiga

Box/Folder 11 : 12

Sosinska, Irena

Box/Folder 11 : 13

Spalona, Helena

Box/Folder 11 : 14

Sroczynski, Zdzislaw

Box/Folder 11 : 15

Staniszewska, Jozefa

Box/Folder 11 : 16

Stanski, Jan

Box/Folder 11 : 17

Stasiak, Zbigniew

Box/Folder 11 : 18

Strawinska, Maria and Olga Strawinska and Wanda Strawinska

Box/Folder 12 : 1

Strzalkowska, Teresa

Box/Folder 12 : 2

Swida, Nina

Box/Folder 12 : 3

Swierzewski, Witold

Box/Folder 12 : 4

Swietlikowski, Pawel

Box/Folder 12 : 5

Szantyr, Stefania

Box/Folder 12 : 6

"Szara"

Box/Folder 12 : 7

Szemiel, Aleksander

Box/Folder 12 : 8

Szeremeta, Bronislaw

Box/Folder 12 : 9

Szkute, Anna

Box/Folder 12 : 10

Szmigiero, Danuta

Box/Folder 12 : 11

Szumikowski, Eustachy

Box/Folder 12 : 12

Szwarc, Janina

Box/Folder 12 : 13

Szymczyk, Anna

Box/Folder 12 : 14

Szymczuk, Wladyslawa

Box/Folder 12 : 15

"Tadeusz z Wroclawia" (also known as "Lenski")

Box/Folder 12 : 16

Tetera, Kazimierz

Box/Folder 12 : 17

Tluczek, Karol

Box/Folder 12 : 18

Tluczek, Tekla

Box/Folder 12 : 19

Toczek, Jan

Box/Folder 12 : 20

Tokarczyk, Helena

Box/Folder 13 : 1

Tomaszewska, Janina

Box/Folder 13 : 2

Tomaszewska, Krystyna

Box/Folder 13 : 3

Tomaszewska, Wanda

Box/Folder 13 : 4

Tomaszewski, Jan

Box/Folder 13 : 5

Urbanska, Stanislawa

Box/Folder 13 : 6

Walendziuk, Jozef

Box/Folder 13 : 7

Wierzbicka, Maria

Box/Folder 13 : 8

Wilzys, Edward

Box/Folder 13 : 9

Wiszniowska, Stefania

Box/Folder 13 : 10

Witrylak, Henryk

Box/Folder 13 : 11

Wojnicz-Araszkiewicz, Maria

Box/Folder 13 : 12

Wolk, Adam

Box/Folder 13 : 13

Woron, Stanislawa

Box/Folder 13 : 14

Wylot, Franciszek

Box/Folder 13 : 15

Wysibirska, Anna

Box/Folder 13 : 16

Wysocki, Witold and Irena

Box/Folder 13 : 17

Wysoczanska, Janina

Box/Folder 13 : 18

Zajac, Franciszek

Box/Folder 13 : 19

Zajaczkowska-Rudnicka, Kazimiera

Box/Folder 14 : 1

Zalewski, Boleslaw

Box/Folder 14 : 2

Zaniewski, Boleslaw

Box/Folder 14 : 3

Zarzecki, Piotr

Box/Folder 14 : 4

Zarzycka, Natalia

Box/Folder 14 : 5

Zawilski, Czeslaw

Box/Folder 14 : 6

Zurek-Furmaniak, Maria

 

Lomza District

Box/Folder 14 : 7

Danko, Boleslaw

Box/Folder 14 : 8

Dzikowska, Wanda

Box/Folder 14 : 9

Fudala, Tadeusz

Box/Folder 14 : 10

Jasko, Zdzislaw

Box/Folder 14 : 11

Jenczyk, Henryk

Box/Folder 14 : 12

Juniewicz, Henryk

Box/Folder 14 : 13

Konarska, Felicja

Box/Folder 14 : 14

Kupczykowska, Stanislawa

Box/Folder 15 : 1

Miga, Eugeniusz

Box/Folder 15 : 2

Mirek, Teresa

Box/Folder 15 : 3

Sledzinski, Tadeusz

Box/Folder 15 : 4

Szwajkowski, Eugeniusz

Box/Folder 15 : 5

Szychiewicz, Grazyna

Box/Folder 15 : 6

QUESTIONNAIRES, 1987-1989

Scope and Content Note

Personal data of persons interviewed
Container Photo file

PHOTOGRAPHS, 1940-1957

Scope and Content Note

181 prints depicting Poles interned In Vorkuta and other Soviet concentration camps during and after World War II, camp buildings and other facilities, graves, and activities of the Polish Home Army in the Wilno region during the war
Photo-file A-B

96 prints depicting Poles interned in Vorkuta and other Soviet concentration camps during and after World War II, camp buildings and other facilities, and graves of those who died in the camps, 1945-1957

Photo-file C-D

85 prints depicting activities of the Polish Home Army in the Wilno region during World War II, 1940-1944