Lets hope it's a good policy and they do something about them
At 00:52 04/25/2002 +1000, you wrote:
I thought this would be of interest
given our recent discussions on the Polish Archives from Kresy. I
have made a partial translation of the key points.
From PAP - Polish News Agency, quoted in "Tygodnik Polski"
27.3.2002 (Melbourne, Australia)
The recently signed agreement between the Ministries of Culture of
Poland and the Russian Federation create an opportunity to recover Polish
archival records seized by the USSR during WW2 or taken by Russia in
"For a long time we have been pressing for the return of documents
from the years of the Second Polish Republic (1919-1939). These are
records from various levels of authority - from central to local - taken
by the Germans in September 1939 and then seized as Soviet war booty
taken to the USSR" - said a representative of the Head Director of
the Polish National Archives, Wladyslaw Stepniak.
... In Poland, on the other hand, are found 19th and 20th century records
from Kalingrad, now in Russia. "We can pass these documents
over to the Russian side" - indicated Stepniak.
It certainly seems that these folks are actively trying to recover
archival records that have ended up in other countries (at least from the
Russians). I wonder what their position is on the Kresy records as
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