Register to the Poland, Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych issuances

Finding aid prepared by Justyna K. Szulc
Hoover Institution Archives
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Title: Poland, Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych issuances
Date (inclusive): 1939-1946
Date (bulk): (bulk, 1940-1945)
Collection Number: 47020
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In English, Polish, and French
Physical Description: 12 manuscript boxes (4.8 linear feet)
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Abstract: Reports and bulletins, relating to Polish politics and government; social conditions in Poland; the German and Soviet occupations of Poland; and the Polish underground movement during World War II. Includes reports and studies prepared by the Ministries of National Defense and Military Affairs.
Creator: Poland. Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnetrznych.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych issuances, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1947.

Accruals

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Historical Note

As a direct result of the German and Soviet occupation of Poland, the government of the country was forced into exile in September 1939 with its first headquarters in Angers, France and later London, England. Polish government-in-exile, despite the situation in state, managed to hold considerable influence over what was happening in Poland at the time, largely due to the efforts of the Polish underground movement and the resilience of the Polish citizenry. Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych (MSW) (Ministry of Internal Affairs) did not form until 1940, while the government was in exile in London. The main role of MSW was to oversee the Polish underground state and to maintain a stable connection between the occupied country and the government-in-exile. While fulfilling its duties, the MSW received updates from the underground state on the social and physical condition of the occupied nations. As a result, the agency was able to produce various bulletins, communiques, reports and studies and thus chronicle the situation in 1940s occupied Poland.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection is composed of bulletins, communiques, and reports created by the Polish government-in-exile in London, particularly Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych, during the period of 1940-1945. The documents in the collection provide an overview of the Polish politics and government in-state during the period of German occupation. Materials discuss the social conditions in occupied Poland and provide detailed descriptions of terror, torture, false imprisonment, and extermination of Jews, Poles and various other nationalities residing in Poland during the time period. Additionally, the collection comprises of various studies focusing on the effect of war on children, concentration camps, educatin, and overviews of the situation on the western and eastern European lands under the control of German government.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Poland. Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej.
Poland. Ministerstwo Spraw Wojskowych.
Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945.
Poland--Social conditions.
World War, 1939-1945--Poland.
World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements.

 

Bulletins and Communiques (Biuletyny I Komunikaty) 1940-1947

Scope and Contents

Documents comprised of various short news articles printed by Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych and Szefostwo Służby Opieki nad Żołnierzem. Created to keep the Poles residing abroad informed on the situation in Poland. Some of the topics reflected in the articles are education, religion, German military organization, Poland city traffic, supplies, military, state of ghettos in the country and more.
Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Informacje Ogólne, Nr. 13-30 1945-1946

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Informacje Ogólne, Nr. 31-47 1946

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Informacje z Ziem Zachodnich, Nr. 1-12 1945

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

La Decade Polonaise, Nr. 8 1940

Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Polish Fortnightly Review, Nr. 1-11 1940

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Polish News Bulletin, Nr. 1, 78, 84 1940

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

Wiadomości Krajowe, Nr. 1/47 - 7/47 1947

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Komunikaty Oświaty, Nr. 1/41 - 11/41 1941

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Komunikaty Oświaty, Nr. 2/42 - 6/42 1942

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

Komunikaty Oświaty, Nr. 1/43 - 6/43 1943

Box/Folder: 2 : 2

Komunikaty Oświaty, Nr. 1/44 - 12/44 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 3

Komunikaty Oświaty, Nr. 1/45 - 9/45 1945

Box/Folder: 2 : 4

Komunikaty Oświaty, Nr. 5/46 - 11/46 1946

 

Reports (Sprawozdania) 1940-1945

Scope and Contents

Files comprised of reports on a wide range of topics created by Ministerstwo Spraw Wewnętrznych. Topics reflected include but are not limited to: underground movement in Poland, agricultural situation in-state, communism, western and eastern lands of Europe, imprisonment, and concentration camps.
Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Sprawozdania 1940

Box/Folder: 2 : 6

Sprawozdania 1941

Box/Folder: 3 : 1

Sprawozdania 1941

Box/Folder: 3 : 2

Sprawozdanie, Nr. pierwszy/42 1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 3

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2/42 1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 4

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 3/42 1942

Box/Folder: 3 : 5

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 4/42 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 1

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 5/42, Część I 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 2

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 5/42, Część II 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 6/42 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 6/42, (English Translation) 1942

Box/Folder: 4 : 5-6

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 1/43 1943

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 1/43 (English Translation) 1943

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 1-a/43 1943

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2/43 1943

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2-a/43 1943

Box/Folder: 5 : 4

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 3/43 1943

Box/Folder: 5 : 5

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 4/43 1943

Box/Folder: 5 : 6

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 5/43 1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 1

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 6/43 1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 2

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 7/43 1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 3

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 8/43 1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 9/43 1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 10/43 1943

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 11/43 1943

Box/Folder: 7 : 1

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 12/43 1943

Box/Folder: 7 : 2

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 1/44 1944

Box/Folder: 7 : 3

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 1-a/44 1944

Box/Folder: 7 : 4

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2/44 1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 5

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2-a/44 1944

Box/Folder: 7 : 6

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 3/44, Część I i II 1944

Box/Folder: 7 : 7

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 4/44 1944

Box/Folder: 7 : 8

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 5/44 1944

Box/Folder: 8 : 1

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 6/44 1944

Box/Folder: 8 : 2

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 7/44 1944

Box/Folder: 8 : 3

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 8/44 1944

Box/Folder: 8 : 4

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 9/44 1944

Box/Folder: 8 : 5

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 9-a/44 1944

Box/Folder: 8 : 6

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 10/44 1944

Box/Folder: 9 : 1

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 11/44 1944

Box/Folder: 9 : 2

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 12/44 1944

Box/Folder: 9 : 3

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 13/44 1944

Box/Folder: 9 : 4

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 13-a/44 1944

Box/Folder: 9 : 5

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 14/44 1944

Box/Folder: 9 : 6

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 15/44 1944

Box/Folder: 9 : 7

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 16/44 1944

Box/Folder: 9 : 8

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 16-a/44 1944

Box/Folder: 10 : 1

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 17/44 1944

Box/Folder: 10 : 2

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 18/44 1944

Box/Folder: 10 : 3

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 18-a/44 1944

Box/Folder: 10 : 4

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 1/45 1945

Box/Folder: 10 : 5

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2/45 1945

Box/Folder: 10 : 6

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2-a/45 1945

Box/Folder: 10 : 7

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2-b/45 1945

Box/Folder: 10 : 8

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2-c/45 1945

Box/Folder: 10 : 9

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2-d/45 1945

Box/Folder: 10 : 10

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 2-e/45 1945

Box/Folder: 11 : 1

Sprawozdanie, Nr. 3/45 1945

Box/Folder: 11 : 2

Sytuacja w Poslce - Raport 1945

 

Studies (Opracowania) 1939-1945

Scope and Contents

Studies focus on annexed territories, Soviet and German occupation, situation of children in occupied Poland, Polish museums, and public and private collections.
Box/Folder: 11 : 3

Agricultural Reconstruction 1942

Box/Folder: 11 : 4

Annexation circa 1940

Box/Folder: 11 : 5

Cele i Zadania Rady Zdrowia 1941

Box/Folder: 11 : 6

Children in an occupied state 1943-1944

Box/Folder: 11 : 7

Concentration Camps circa 1942

Box/Folder: 11 : 8

Działalność Władz Okupacyjnych 1944

Box/Folder: 11 : 9

Education circa 1942

Box/Folder: 11 : 10

Grupy Narodowościowe circa 1940

Box/Folder: 11 : 11

Museum, Private and Public Collections 1944

Box/Folder: 11 : 12

Occupation - German 1941-1943

Box/Folder: 11 : 13

Occupation - Soviet circa 1944

Box/Folder: 11 : 14

Overview of Studies by Mikołajczyk circa 1942

Box/Folder: 12 : 1

Polish National Liberation 1945

Box/Folder: 12 : 2

Prasa circa 1940

Box/Folder: 12 : 3

Provisional Estimate of Losses Sustained by Poland 1944

Box/Folder: 12 : 4

Terror circa 1940

Box/Folder: 12 : 5

Various Studies (assorted loose pages) 1939-1945