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Throughout the text the abbreviation OIN refers to Oddzial
Informacji Naukowej of the Jagiellonian Library, Krakow.
Concentration Camps and Other Sites of Mass Murder
KL Auschwitz-Birkenau Ksiegi zgonow z Auschwitz: fragmenty/
Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim-Brzezinka. Muenchen: K.G. Saur, 1995.
OIN Call Number: J2525
UIUC Call Number: 940.5317438 D349 (English Translation)
1. Personal accounts. 305s., 214 p. of photographs. Bibliography.
2. Name index. A-L, 751 p.
3. Name index. M-Z, addendum, pp-752-1653
The first volume illustrates different aspects of life in the
Auschwitz-Birkenau, among others discussed are beaurocratic
procedures practiced by the SS to mask the daily murders. It
contains also a list of transports to Auschwitz , a calendar of
events, biographies of the SS-men and photos. The volume appeared in
three separate language versions: Polish, German, and English.
Volumes 2 and 3 contain the index of names prepared on the basis of
entries in the "books of passing" (ksiegi zgonow), containing
entries with dates of death of prisoners for 27th July 1941-31
December 1943. The preserved material is incomplete (most of the
documents prepared by the SS were destroyed during the evacuation of
the camp in January 1945). The number of 69, 000 entries preserved
in the "books of passing" published for the first time in this
publication concerns only a small part of the prisoners who perished
in Auschwitz. The third volume contains also, in the form of an
addendum, a name index compiled on the basis of information
contained in eight additional sources documenting the cases of
prisoners' death (Book of Daily Roll-call, Book of Bunker of Block
11, Book of the Penal Company, reports on removal of gold teeth,
lists of newly arrived Jews, lists of the deceased, death
certificates, main books of the Gypsy camp). These documents confirm
the death of the registered prisoners of Auschwitz, which are not
entered in the "books of passing". Besides the names, the index
contained dates and places of birth and dates of death noted in
the "books of passing".
Ksiega pamieci: transporty Polakow z Warszawy do KL Auschwitz 1940-
1944. Vols. 1-3. Warszawa, Oswiecim: Towarzystwo Opieki nad
Oswiecimiem; Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, 2000. 1659 p.,
OIN Call Number: J2525c
UIUC Call Number: 940.5317438 M519 (English translation)
The publication documents transports of Poles from Warsaw to KL
Auschwitz, contains 25963 names or numbers of prisoners, who in
years 1940-1944 were brought in 56 transports directly from Warsaw,
or via the transfer camp in Proszkow. The lists of names were
prepared on the basis of sources collected by the Panstwowe Muzeum
Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim (their detailed discussion is
connected in the chapter "Baza zrodlowa"). The list is arranged by
prisoner number (men and women separately), which allowed to include
persons whose names were not established. Access to names is made
easy thanks to an alphabetical index of prisoners.
Mieszkancy Slaska, Podbeskidzia, Zaglebia Dabrawskiego w KL
Auschwitz: Ksiega Pamieci. Vol. 1-2. Pajak, Irena. Katowice:
Towarzystwo Opieki nad Oswiecimiem. Oddzial Wojewodzki w Katowicach,
1998. 1331 p. Bibliography. Index.
OIN Call Number: J?
The work contains a list of 27, 380 prisoners of KL Auschwitz from
Slask, Podbeskidzie, and Zaglebie Dabrowskie. The list is not
complete, since it was based on the preserved original
documentation, which comprises only a small percentage of the
totality of documents created in the camps. Another important
sources was the documentation provided by Zwiazek Kombatantow RP w
Katowicach, and private collections of the former prisoners of KL
Auschwitz. The list was arranged by date of prisoners' arrival to
the camp. Entries include: prisoner number, date of arrival at the
camp, name, date and place of birth, other information (such as date
of death, transfer to another camp, date of being released from the
camp, date of escape, date of liberation). An alphabetical list of
names is provided.
Ksiega zmarlych wiezniow KL Gross-Rosen. Czesc 1.
Ewa Choptiany (ed.). Walbrzych: Panstwowe Muzeum Gross-Rosen, 1992.
OIN Call Number: A ?
The publication contains a list of persons who died in the years
1940-1945 w KL Gross-Rosen (when it was a branch of KL
Sachsenhausen), and later when the KL Gross Rosen was a separate
camp. The work contains also names of former prisoners who died
immediately after the war in the camp hospitals of Sowie Gory. The
main sources for the compilation are the German documents kept in
the Archiwum Panstwowego Muzeum Gross-Rosen (originals and
microforms). The names are arranged in two sequences:
chronologically by date of death, and alphabetically by last name.
The entries contain: name, date and place of birth, date of death,
nationality, citizenship, faith. The list contains 8887 names. The
introduction is in Polish, English, Yiddish, German, and Russian.
Przezylismy Gross-Rosen. Zwiazek Bojownikow o Wolnosc i Demokracje.
Dzielnica Warszawa-Srodmiescie. Kolo nr. 1. Komisja Historyczna
Srodowiska Gross-Rosen. Warszawa.Vol. 3 Ksiega pomordowanych. Zeszyt
1: Wykaz pomordowanych ze zbiorow Romana Olszyny. 1981. 69p.Vol. 4.
Biografie wiezniow. Zeszyt 1-6. 1984-1987. 6 x 80 p.
Edited by Roman Olszyna on the basis of the available archival
materials, the list contains over 2000 names of Poles murdered in KL
Gross-Rosen and its sub-camps. The list is set up alphabetically.
The entries include: name, date of birth, date of death. The zeszyty
of vol. 4 contain a total of 326 bios of the former prisoners of
Gross-Rosen (both alive and deceased). The bios were created on the
basis of historical documents, memoirs, biographies published in
monographic form, or in periodicals, materials received from
families and friends of the prisoners. The arrangement of the bios
within each zeszyt is alphabetical.
Ponary (near Vilnius).
Wilenskie Ponary. 2nd edition. Pasierbska, Helena. Gdansk: Nakl.
Autorki, 1996. 410 p. Photos, bibliography, index. (1st edition was
titled "Ponary: Wilenska Golgota", Sopot, 1993).
OIN Call Number: A1120
The work describes the largest site of mass extermination on the
eastern borders of pre-war Poland (Kresy Wschodnie)-Ponary, near
Vilnius, for years 1941-1944. On this site were murdered thousands
of persons, mostly citizens of Poland, living in the Vilnius region.
The book was prepared on the basis of archival materials,
information gathered from memoirs, and on the basis of personal
recollections of witnesses and victims' families. Much of the work
is devoted to biographical issues-brief bios, or basic data on the
Poles killed at Ponary. The book contains numerous facsimiles of
documents, a detailed bibliography, and a name index.
MASS MURDER AND TERROR IN THE USSR AND IN THE TERRITORIES UNDER
Indeks represjonowanych. Warszawa: Osrodek Karta.
OIN Call Number: A 1072, 1113, 1114, 1116-1119.
Vol. 1: Rozstrzelani w Katyniu: Alphabetical list of 4410 polish
prisoners of war from Kozielsk, shot in April-May 1940, according to
Soviet, Polish, and German sources. 1995. 286 p.
Vol. 2: Rozstrzelani w Charkowie. Alphabetical list of 3739
prisoners of war Starobielsk shot in June-May 1940. Based on Soviet
and Polish sources. 1996. 245 p.
Vol. 3 Rozstrzelani w Twerze. Alphabetical list of 6314 Polish
prisoners of war from Ostaszkow, shot in April-May 1940 and buried
in Mednoe. Based on Soviet and Polish sources. 1997. 344 p.
Vol. 4 Uwiezieni w Borowiczach. Alphabetical listings of 5795 Poles
and Polish citizens of other nationalities imprisoned in the NKVD
prison camp no. 270 in Borowicze, in the years 1944-1949. Centrum
Przechowywania Zbiorow Historyczno-Dokumentalnych, Moscow: Osrodek
Badan, Informacji i Upowszechniania (NIPC); Moscow: "Memorial",
Warszawa: Osrodek Karta., 1997, 336 p.
Vol. 5 Jency w Griazowcu i Suzdalu. Alphabetical lists of 3640
prisoners of war, imprisoned in 1939, Poles and Polish citizens of
other nationalities, held in the Soviet camps in Griazovets and
Suzdal. Centralne Archiwum Wojskowe; Osrodek Karta, 1998, 228 p.
Vol. 6 Aresztowani w rejonie Lwowa i Drohobycza. Alphabetical lists
of 5822 Polish citizens arrested by the NKVD in the area of Lviv and
Drohobych in the years 1939-1941. Panstwowe Archiwum Sluzby
Bezpieczenstwa Ukrainy; Centralne Archiwum Ministerstwa Spraw
Wewnetrznych i Administracji RP; Osrodek Karta. 1998, 368 p.
Vol. 7. Uwiezieni w Stalinogorsku. Alphabetical lists of 6326 Polish
citizens imprisoned in the NKVD/MVD transition camp nr. 283 and POW
camp nr. 388 in Stalinogorsk, in years 1944-1950. Moskwa: Centrum
Przechowywania Zbiorow Historyczno-Dokumentalnych; Vilnius: Centrum
Badan nad Ludobojstwem i Ruchem Oporu Mieszkancow Litwy;
Moscow: "Memorial", Warsaw: Osrodek Karta, Warszawa, 1999, 390 p.
Vol. 8. Uwiezieni w Donbasie i pod Saratowem. Alphabetical list of
4782 persons transported in 1945 from Vilnius to NKVD/ MVD
transition camps nr. 240 in Donbas, and nr. 0321 near Saratov.
Moskwa: Centrum Przechowywania Zbiorow Historyczno-Dokumentalnych,
Vilnius: Centrum Badan nad Ludobojstwem i Ruchem Oporu Mieszkancow
Litwy, Moskwa: Memorial, Warszawa: Osrodek Karta, 1999, 308 p.
Vol. 9 Jency zmarli i zaginieni. Alphabetical list of 457 prosoners
of war, taken prisoner in 1939, Poles and Polish citizens who
perished in NKVD camps in years 1939-1941, and the 1328 who went
missing during the evacuation of the Lviv camp in the summer of
1941. Centralne Archiwum Wojskowe; Osrodek Karta, 1999, 117 p.
Publisher's note: Indeks Represjonowanych initiated in 1988, was a
social movement of sorts, which aimed to collect the scattered
knowledge on Polish citizens persecuted in the USSR and under Soviet
occupation. The information, collected mainly via surveys, came from
those who survived the camps, as well as the families of those who
perished. Other sources were documents, often incomplete and
accidentally acquired. In time we gained access to more extensive
data, mostly Soviet ones, and thanks to the computerized databases,
we were able to verify the bios, and finally to create a true
index." Since 1977, Indeks represjonowanych is the research program,
under the auspices of the Polish Ministry of Justice.
"Przechodniu powiedz Polsce
": Ksiega Pamieci Polakow-ofiar
komunizmu-pochwanych na Lewaszowskim Pustkowiu pod Sankt
Petersburgiem. Vol. 1. Leon Piskorski, Eugeniusz Wolski, eds. Sankt
Petersburg: Rada Ochrony Pamieci Walk i Meczenstwa, 1995. 172 p.
OIN Call Number: A 1026.
The book contains a list of approx. 1000 Poles - victims of
communism, shot in 1937, buried near Levashovo (St. Petersburg).
Persons included in the list are those who during the interrogation
admitted to being of Polish nationality. The volume was prepared on
the basis of a list of names, victims of UNKVD (Leningrad region),
and the Committee of the NKVD and the Prokuratura SSSR, shot and
posthumously rehabilitated, published from Jan 1, 1990--- June 15,
1995, in the newspeper "Vechernii Peterburg" (earlier "Vechernii
Spod Monte Cassino na Sybir: deportacje bylych zolnierzy Polskich
Sil Zbrojnych na Zachodzie z Bialorusi, Litwy i Ukrainy w 1951 roku.
Przemyslaw P. Romaniuk, ed. Warszawa: Centralne Archiwum
Ministerstwa Spraw Wewnetrznych i Administracji, 1998. 299 p.
photos, bibliography, index of persons.OIN Call Number: A1123.
The book contains bios of soldiers of Polskie Sily Zbrojne (Polish
Armed Forces), who after returning from Monte Cassino to their homes
in Belorussia, Lithuania, and Ukraine were sent, together with their
families, to Siberia. The bios were based on archival materials and
source literature. The authors tried to include in each bio: basic
personal data, military career, information on repeat Siberia exile,
or possible repatriation to Poland, sources used. The book deals
with 888 soldiers sent to Siberia from Soviet Belorussia, 40 from
Soviet Lithuania, 19 from Soviet Ukraine. The book contains a
bibliography and a name index.
Lista Katynska: jency obozow Kozielsk, Ostaszkow, Starobielsk
zaginieni w Rosji Sowieckiej.
Moszynski, Adam. London, 1949. [later London editions-ed. 4
London: "Gryf", 1982 reprint--Warszawa: "Omnipress"; Polskie
Towarzystwo Historyczne, 1989. 336 p.)
B39188 II, UIUC Call Number: 940.94056 M85L
The first attempt at compiling a list of Katyn massacre victims,
including 5309 prisoners from the camp in Kozielsk, 1260 from
Ostaszkow, and 3319 from Starobielsk. The authors were unable to
identify approx. 5600 murdered prisoners (mostly from Ostaszkow).
Katyn: Lista ofiar i zaginionych jencow obozow Kozielsk, Ostaszkow,
Andrzej Leszek Sczesniak (ed.). Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Alfa, 1989,
OIN Call Number: A 1060.
The first book on this national tragedy published in Poland. The
first part gives the names of the victims identified in mass graves
of the Katyn woods. The second part includes names of the remaining
prisoners of Kozielsk, who were not identified in Katyn, and full
lists of the Starobielsk and Ostaszkow camps.
Tragedia katynska: polscy inzynierowie i technicy, jency obozow
Kozielska, Starobielska i Ostaszkowa-straceni w Katyniu i innych
miejscach zaglady. Tadeusz Skarzynski, ed. Warszawa: Red. Slownika
Biograficznego Technikow Polskich, 1990, 70 p. OIN Call Number: A
The main part of the work is comprised of a three-part list of the
murdered prisoners of Kozielsk, Ostaszkow, and Starobielsk. It is
preceded by a chapter entitled "In Place of a Foreword" (Zamiast
wstepu) containing documents connected with the Katyn tragedy. The
book is closed by a list of prisoners, who unexpectadely escaped
death, as well as a supplement containing corrections, addendums,
and information on victims hitherto unknown.
Katyn w albumach rodzinnych. Stowarzyszenie "Katyn" w Szczecinie.
Wolagiewicz, Ryszard. Szczecin 1991, 379 p. Photos, bibliography,
OIN Call Number: A 1089
The book consists of two parts: a "Memorial List" (Lista pamieci),
and an introduction discussing the current problems of the research
on the fate of the Polish POWs and their families in the USSR. The
list contains 243 bios of prisoners of Kozielsk, Ostaszkow, and
Starobielsk, and themissing ones, whose families have settled in
Szczecin after the war. The list entries include: name, date and
place of birth, names of parents, profession, military unit,
address, information on letters sent from the camp, fate of the
family, searches, sources.
Nowosadecka lista katynska: Sadeczanie i oficerowie 1 pulku
strzelcow podhalanskich, jency obozow w Kozielsku, Ostaszkowie i
Starobielsku pomordowani w Rosji Sowieckiej.
Giza, Jerzy.Krakow: Oficyna Literacka, 1991. 134 p., photos,
OIN Call Number: A 1095
The book is divided into three parts, corresponding to the three
prison camps in Kozielsk, Ostaszkow, Starobielsk. It contains bios
of 100 prisoners born in Nowy Sacz ,or on the territory of the
former powiat sadecki, or who (as officers of the reserve) worked in
the Nowy Sacz region (Saedcczyzna), or who served in the 1 pulk
strzelcow podhalanskich in Nowy Sacz.
Symbol Katynia: zaolzianskie ofiary obozow i wiezien w ZSRR. Borak,
Mecislav. (translated from the Czech, Otylia Tobola). Czeski
Cieszyn, 1991, 203 p. Bibliography, indices.
OIN Call Number: A 1100
The main part of the book consists of lists of victims (a total of
270 names), victims of Soviet prison camps and prisons, who were
born, or during the beginning of the war resided on the territory of
today's Czech Republic, Slovakia, or in Cieszyn (regardless of which
side of the border). The names are arranged in alphabetical order,
in five separate lists, by place of death: Kozielsk-Katyn,
Starobielsk-Kharkiv, Ostaszkow-Mednoe, other places of death, and
two other lists: Missing Persons, and Unsolved Cases. Each bio is
accompanied by the source of information and the literature
Listy katynskiej ciag dalszy: straceni na Ukrainie: lista obywateli
polskich zamordowanych na Ukrainie na podstawie decyzji Biura
Politycznego WKP(b) i naczelnych wladz panstwowych ZSRR z 5 marca
1940. Marek Tarczynski (ed.). Niezalezny Komitet Historyczny Badania
Zbrodni Katynskiej; Polska Fundacja Katynska; Centralna Biblioteka
Wojskowa. Warszawa: Zeszyty Katynskie, 1994, 114 p. (Zeszyty
Katynskie ; nr. 4).
OIN Call Number: A 1070.
The book contains an alphabetical list of 3435 names of Polish
citizens murdered in the Ukraine on the basis of the decision of the
Politburo of the VKP(b) and the Soviet government, on March 5 1940.
The list provides: name, father's name, date of birth, prison
number. The list was based on the prison documents found in the KGB
Pokoj wam: ocalic od zapomnienia. Zajac, Stanislaw. Krakow:
Dowodztwo Krakowskiego Okregu Wojskowego, 1994. 454 p., photographs,
OIN Call Number: A 1084.
The main part of the book contains 158 bios of the victim of the
Katyn crime. The work was based on oral and written accounts of
family members, personal documents found in the Centralne Archiwum
Wojskowe, monographic works.
Lubelska lista katynska. Adam Winiarz (ed.) Lublin: Wydawnictwo
Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, 1977. 427 p., photos, name
OIN Call Number: A 1090
The book contains 260 bios of persons connected with the Lublin
region, imprisoned in the camps of Kozielsk, Ostaszkow, Starobielsk,
and those murdered in locations hitherto undisclosed. Archival
sources, family archive materials, research of previously published
materials, written and verbal testimonials of friends and family,
and questionnaries were used as the basis for writing the
biographical notes. Each entry contains name, army or police rank,
information regarding professional career and military service (up
till 1939 and during the October 1939 campaign), information
regarding personal life, place and circumstances of being arrested
by the Soviets, information on the stay in prison camp, place of
execution, fates of the closest family. Sources of information are
listed for each bio.
Biogramy jencow: Kozielsk, Starobielsk, Ostaszkow, Ukraina,
zaginieni/ Stowarzyszenie "Dolnoslaska Rodzina Katynska". Milulski,
Teofil. Wroclaw: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wroclawskiego, 1999. 574
p., photos, name indexes.
OIN Call Number: A1066
The book contains over 400 bios of prisoners murdered by the NKVD in
Kozielsk, Starobielsk, Ostaszkow, in the Ukraine, and places yet
undiscovered. The victims' families were members of the
group "Dolnoslaska Rodzina Katynska". The bios were prepared on the
basis of the information given by the families, preserved documents
and artifacts. The facts were verified in existing materials. Every
entry lists the sources used in its compilation.
Katynska lista strat polskich formacji granicznych: zolnierze
Korpusu Ochrony Pograniczai funkcjonariusze strazy granicznej
pomordowani i zaginieni na wschodzie na przelomie lat 1939/1940.
Rubas, Miroslaw Jan.Warszawa: Komenda Glowna Strazy Granicznej,
2000. 238 p., photos, bibliography, indexes.
OIN Call Number: A 1074
The publication contains a list of 737 names of soldiers of the
Korpus Ochrony Pogranicza and the members of the Straz Graniczna,
murdered in 1940 in the prisons of Kozielsk, Ostaszkow, Starobielsk,
the Ukraine, and those who after their arrest by the Soviets,
disappeared without a trace. The entries provide: name, parents'
names, place of service, rank, information regarding civilian
profession (in the cases of reservists)place of death, information
on documents and artifacts found near the bodies during the
exhumation in 1943, sources used. The book includes a bibliography,
a geographical and personal name indexes.
Katyn, Lista ofiar: Augustow, Sejny, Suwalki. Krzysztof Sklodowski,
(eds.). Suwalki, Bialystok: Muzeum Okregowe w Suwalkach, Augustowsko-
Suwalskie Towarzystwo Naukowe, 2000. 69p., photos.
OIN Call Number: A 1076.
The book contains 174 biographies of prisoners of war hailing from
the Suwalki, Augustow, Sejny regions, and who perished in the camps
of Kozielsk, Ostaszkow, Starobielsk. The list was based on different
types of lists kept by the camps, accounts of families, and
historical works. The bios contain name, date and place of birth,
military rank, last military post and information on the military
career, education, profession, additional information, name of
See also: Ostatnia wachta; Lista ostaszkowska.
LOSSES OF POLISH CULTURE
Straty kultury polskiej 1939-1944. Adam Ordega [pseudonym of Jan
Hulewicz] and Tymon Terlecki, (eds.) Vols. 1-2. Glasgow: Ksiaznica
Polska, 1945. 570 + 560 pp. , index.
OIN Call Number: A 1030
Volume I contains 42 biographical essays, while vol. II contains 37.
Included in the work are Polish cultural figures, who perished in
the years 1939-1944. The material was grouped into sections:
scientists, writers and journalists, sculptors and painters, actors,
persons generally associated with cultural life. The second volume
contains a list of persons associated with Polish culture, who died
in years 1939-1944-first such post-war attempt. The list contains
over 500 names, and was compiled mainly based on the official
reports of the Delegatura Rzadu Polskiego w Kraju. The list is
divided in the same sections as the biographical notes (in the
section "Scientists" there is an added subdivision by institution).
Each volume contains index of persons and of geographical names.
Lista strat kultury polskiej (1 IX 1939-1 III 1946). Olszewicz,
Boleslaw. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo S. Arcta, 1947. 336 p.,
bibliography.OIN Call Number: A 1035; Oddzial Rekopisow. UIUC Call
Number: Main Stacks 940.94056 OL2L
This alphabetical list contains approx. 4400 persons who died
between October 1 1939 and March 1 1946. Included are persons who
were considered important for Polish culture, such as: scientists,
artists, literary figures, social and political luminaries, etc.
Entries include: name, date of birth, profession and field of
activity, date, place, and circumstances of death. The work includes
bibliographies of Polish losses in the years 1939-1946 (general,
regional, by social group and profession).
Straty osobowe i materialne kultury w Wielkopolsce w latach II wojny
Rutkowska, Maria. Warszawa: PWN, 1984. 152 p. (Series: Biblioteka
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 940.53438 R937S
The book contains 227 bios of people involved in the cultural life
of the Wielkopolska region (i.e. Wojewodztwo Poznanskie as
territorially defined in 1938), who perished during the war and the
German occupation. (October 1939-February 1945). The entries include
the following: name, date and place of birth, profession, place of
employment, short description of their creative activity,
information regarding the circumstances, place, and date of death.
The bios are separated by profession: Scientists, Writers, literary
figures, journalists, etc. Each group is arranged alphabetically.
The sources used for the compilation are discussed at length in the
main body of the work.
Lista strat kultury polskiej 1939-1945. Vol. 1 Kunert, Andrzej
Krzysztof. Warszawa, Biblioteka Narodowa, 1998. 251 pp, facsimiles.
OIN Call Number: A 1034
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 305.55209438 K962l
The book contains biographical material on 49 members of Polish
cultural elite who died in the years 1939-1945. The entries contain
a short biographical sketch and reprints of material published in
the Polish émigré press, devoted to the particular person.
An attempt at compiling a bibliography of publications published up
to 1946, and regarding deaths of Poles in the years 1939-1946 is
contained in a book by Boleslaw Olszewicz, Lista strat kultury
polskiej (1 IX 1939-1 III 1946). Warszawa, Wydawnictwo S. Arcta,
1947, pp. XI-XIII.
Architects (see also Artists)
Mrowczynski, T. Lista strat polskich architektow w wojnie swiatowej
1939-1945. "Komunikat SARP", 1979:8-9.
Pamieci artystow plastykow zmarlych w czasie wojny 1939-1945.
Biuletyn Zwiazku Polskich Artystow Plastykow nr specjalny w 25
rocznice zwyciestwa nad faszyzmem pod red. Armanda Vetulaniego.
Janowska, Janina. Warszawa: 1970. Jagiellonian Call Number: 405773
The special issue consists of a list of 500 persons and their brief
bios (20 additional names are included in an addendum, without any
biographical information). Included are Polish artists who lost
their lives in the years 1939-1945.
Losy polskich srodowisk artystycznych w latach 1939-1945:
architektura, sztuki plastyczne, muzyka i teatr: problemy
metodologiczne strat osobowych. Rutowska, Maria. Serwanski, Edward.
Poznan: Instytut Zachodni, 1987. 146 p. (Series: Prace Instytutu
OIN Call Number: M 170. UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 943.8052 R937L
Contains a bibliography and a name index. The first attempt to
present in one publication the personnel losses of four groups:
architects, painters and sculptors, actors, and musicians. Four
separate subsections list the names by the circumstances of death:
death by natural causes, perished during the war, concentration
camps, prisons and arrests, ghettos and death camps, executions,
circumstances unknown. Within each group there is a division into
generations: first discussed are persons born after 1860, then those
born after 1880, finally those born after 1900. The work contains an
alphabetical index of names.
Rutowska, Maria. Lista strat osobowych bibliotekarstwa polskiego w
czasie II wojny swiatowej. Przeglad Biblioteczny, 1981, z. 2, pp.
177-192. Czytelnia Glowna, call number: C?
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 020.5 PRZ
The list registers 168 names of librarians-victims of war and the
Nazi terror. It includes employees of various types of libraries,
from the largest to the smallest ones, working both in Poland and
abroad, and who died between 1 September 1939 and 8 May 1945. The
bios include: name, date and place of birth, profession (beside
being a librarian), education, library career data, activity not
connected to library work, circumstances, date and place of death.
Hajduk, Ryszard. Ziemba, Stanislaw. Lista strat dziennikarstwa
polskiego na Slasku z lat 1939-1945. [in:] Materialy pomocnicze do
historii dziennikarstwa Polski Ludowej. Z 2.
Alina Slomkowska (ed.). Warszawa: Instytut Dziennikarstwa
Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 1973. Pp. 196-207.
Jagiellonian Call Number: 420184I2
The first attempt at compiling a list of the personnel losses of
journalists in Silesia during the Nazi occupation. Contains 64
biographies, arranged alphabetically.
Martyrologium polskiego duchowienstwa rzymskokatolickiego pod
okupacja hitlerowska w latach, 1939-1945. Jacewicz, Wiktor. Wos,
Jan.Warszawa: Akademia Teologii Katolickiej.
Zeszyt 1: Straty osobowe, 1977. 341 p. contains index.
Zeszyt 2: Wykaz duchownych zmarlych, zamordowanych lub
represjonowanych przez okupanta w diecezjach: chelminskiej,
czestochowskiej, lomzynskiej, lodzkiej i plockiej oraz archidiecezji
warszawskiej. 1977. 423 pp.
Zeszyt 3: Wykaz duchownych zmarlych, zamordowanych lub
represjonowanych przez okupanta w archidiecezjach: gnieznienskiej,
krakowskiej i lwowskiej oraz w diecezjach: katowickiej, kieleckiej,
lubelskiej i w obozie koncentracyjnym w Oswiecimiu. 1978, 486 pp.
Zeszyt 4: Wykaz duchownych zmarlych, zamordowanych lub
represjonowanych przez okupanta w archidiecezjach: mohylowskiej,
poznanskiej i wilenskiej oraz w diecezjach: gdanskiej,
kamienieckiej, luckiej, pinskiej, przemyskiej, sandomierskiej,
siedleckiej, tarnowskiej, warminskiej, wloclawskiej, w pralaturze
pilskiej i wsrod duszpasterstwa polonijnego. 1978. 588 p. Contains
Zeszyt 5: Zakony i zgromadzenia zakonne meskie i zenskie. 1981. 815
pp. Contains index.
OIN Call Number: F1720
The work is an attempt to present a complete picture of the
personnel losses of the Polish Roman Catholic clergy, based on all
currently available documents, publications, memoirs, etc. Included
are all persons who perished during WW II due to: terror of the
occupying forces, extermination campaigns, direct participation in
combat, military events and the accompanying circumstances,
exhaustion of organism after being subjected to terror, infection
with disease as a result of being incarcerated in a prison camp or
prison, purposeful infection for the purpose of medical
experimentation. Included are also persons missing, and all those
who were affected by the terror of the occupying forces but managed
Zeszyt 1 contains information who died, Zeszyt 2-5 contain the names
of those who perished and who survived. The bios or priests and
clerics are arranged by diocese (within each diocese alphabetically
by name); the entries for members of male and female orders are
arranged by order (within each order alphabetically by name). Each
entry contains name, name used within the order, date and place of
birth, date of ordainment or entering the order, rank and functions,
date of arrest and places of imprisonment, date of liberation or
date of death.
Polscy ksieza katoliccy w wiezieniach i lagrach sowieckich od 1918.
Madala, Tadeusz. Lublin: Retro, 1996. 186 p.
OIN Call Number: F1721
The work contains biographical notes on Polish Catholic priests,
ordained up to the end of 1946, who were murdered and imprisoned by
the Soviets after 1917. The priests included hail from the part of
the Mohylow archdiocese which remained within Soviet borders after
1917, large parts of the Lviv, Vilnius, and also the Warsaw
archidiocese, and the Plock, Wloclawek, Siedlce and Lublin dioceses.
The entries contain the following information: name, name used
within the order, name of order, date and place of birth, names of
parents, parents' profession, parents' social class, education, date
and place of completing the seminary education (or date of taking
the vows), place of employment, position within the church
hierarchy, work and achievements outside of the church, reason for,
time, place and circumstances of the arrest (or execution), details
of the trial and time spent in prisons and concentration camps, date
of liberation, life and work after liberation, church and state
decorations, date and place of death. Each bio is accompanied by a
list of sources used.
Tymowski, Stanislaw Janusz. Czesciowy wykaz strat wojennych
srodowiska mierniczego w okresie 1939-1945. [in:] Zarys historii
organizacji spolecznych geodetow polskich.
Warszawa: Panstwowe Przedsiebiorstwo Wydawnictw Kartograficznych,
1970. Pp. 152-176.
Jagiellonian Call Number: 658574 II
A compilation of 385 bios of geodesists who perished in the years
1939-1945. The list includes names, dates of birth and death,
education, positions held, military rank, circumstances of death.
Lista oficerow i pracownikow cywilnych Wojskowego Instytutu
Geograficznego zmarlych, poleglych i zaginionych w latach 1939-1945.
Wiadomosci Sluzby Geograficznej., 1948, z. 1, pp. 5-6.
Jagiellonian Call Number: 102765 II Mag. Oddz. Katogr.
Pamieci pracownikow i czlonkow Polskiego Towarzystwa Historycznego
zmarlych, zamordowanych i zameczonych przez wroga w obozach smierci
w latach 1939-1945. Kwartalnik Historyczny R. 53: 1939/1945. Pp. 405-
686. Czytelnia Glowna Call Number: E 2245.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 905 KW
The work includes 76 biograms of members and employees of the
Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne, who lost their lives in the years
Historians of art, conservators of art, musicologists
Walicki, M. Po wojnie: [bilans strat osobowych w zakresie prac
naukowych historykow sztuki, konserwatorow i muzeologow]. Biuletyn
Historii Sztuki i Kultury, 1946, nr. 1, pp. 1-5.
Jagiellonian Call Number: Czytelnia Glowna H 246
Alphabetical listing of 62 historians of art, conservators of art,
museologists, who died in combat, killed in prison, or vanished
without a trace in the years 1939-1945.
Zareba, Ryszard. Martyrologia lesnikow polskich [in:] Lesnictwo
polskie w czasie drugiej wojny swiatowej. Warszawa: Panstwowe
Wydawnictwo Rolnicze i Lesne, 1967. Pp. 253-295.
The bulk of the publication is taken up by the list of 630 forest
rangers who died during WW II. The list is divided according to the
circumstances of death: rangers murdered in the place of work or
home, rangers killed in concentration camps, POW camps, or prisons;
those who died due to different circumstances caused by the war,
those who died in combat, rangers murdered by various bands, those
who died of natural causes. Within each part the names are arranged
alphabetically. Each entry includes: name, age, place of employment
and position held, date of death.
Zyciorysy absolwentow i studentow lesnikow Uniwersytetu Poznanskiego
poleglych i zmarlych w latach 1939-1945. Sokolowski, Waclaw. Poznan:
AR. Kolo Naukowe Lesnikow, 1986. 39 p.
Jagiellonian Call Number: 888106 II
The list gives in alphabetical order 66 bios of forest rangers-
graduates and students of the Uniwersytet Poznanski, who died in the
years 1939-1945. Each biography lists sources used. This work
contains a bibliography.
Ostatnia wachta: Mokrany, Katyn, Charkow
Jerzy Przybylski (ed.).
Dowodztwo Marynarki Wojennej; Muzeum Marynarki Wojennej. Gdynia:
Muzeum Marynarki Wojennej, 2000. 177p.
The book contains 74 bios of Polish sailors of all ranks, who were
murdered or have gone missing in the Soviet camps of Mokrany, Katyn,
Kharkiv. The bios list sources used in the compilation of the entry.
Musicians (see also Theater).
Straty osobowe polskiego srodowiska muzycznego w latach 1939-1945.
Rutowska, Maria. Serwanski, Edward. Warszawa: Ministerstwo
Sprawiedliwosci. Glowna Komisja Badania Zbrodni Hitlerowskich w
Polsce, 1977. 53 p.
Jagiellonian Call Number: 768662 II
The work registers the losses of the music milieu, and contains 230
bios of personw who from October 1939 until May 1945 died for
different reasons, including natural ones. The entries contain:
name, date and place of birth, profession and position held, career
details, history of imprisonment, date and place of death. The
register is arranged alphabetically.
Fuks M. "Straty osobowe zydowskiego srodowiska muzycznego", Biuletyn
Zydowskiego Instytutu Historycznego w Polsce, 1978, nr. 3//4. Pp.
Jagiellonian Call Number: 405475 II 1978
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 325.25693 Z99
In the attachment to the article there is a "Lista strat srodowiska
muzycznego Zydow i osob pochodzenia zydowskiego, zamordowanych lub
zmarlych w gettach i obozach zaglady (1939-1945)." The list contains
207 names in alphabetical order.
Nauczyciele slascy polegli i zamordowani w latach hitlerowskiej
okupacji: ksiega pamiatkowa.
Kedryna, Szymon; Szefer, Andrzej. Katowice: Slaski Instytut Naukowy;
Zarzad Okregu ZNP w Katowicach, 1971. 122 p. photographs (Series:
Zeszty Naukowe / Slaski Instytut Naukowy nr. 39). Jagiellonian Call
Number: 410075 I 39
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 940.5405 K238N
The book contains 530 bios of teachers who worked in the area of the
Katowice voivodship (in its 1970 boundaries) and Zaolzie region, who
perished during the German occupation. The entries contain: name,
date and place of birth, place of work, date and place of arrest and
death. The arrangement is alphabetical.
Jalmuzna, Tadeusz Stanislaw. "Martyrologia nauczycieli wojewodztwa
lodzkiego w latach okupacji hitlerowskiej (1939-1945)". Rocznik
Lodzki R.16: 1972. Pp. 323-388
Jagiellonian Call Number: 102742 III 1972
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 943.8 R5995
The book illustrates the losses of the teachers milieu of the Lodz
voivodship (in its postwar boundaries). It lists 400 names in five
tables. The tables show: teachers killed in concentration camps and
killed in the war; those arrested and sent to concentration camps;
teachers sent to forced labor camps; exiled teachers, and teachers
who went into hiding. The material in each table is divided by
powiat, and within that division the names are arranged
Nauczyciele wielkopolscy w latach wojny i okupacji (1939-1945).
Walczak, Marian. Poznan: Instytut Zachodni, 1974. 202 pages,
photographs, facsimiles, bibliography. (Series: Badania nad okupacja
niemiecka w Polsce ;nr. 13). Jagiellonian Call Number: 722461 II
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 370.9438 W14N
The fourth volume of the book Ksiega strat nauczycielstwa
wielkopolskiego, pp. 101-184. Included are 902 bios of teachers
working in the Poznan voivodship, who perished during the war and
occupation of 1939-1945. The bios include: name, date of birth,
place of employment and position held in 1939, social work details,
information regarding the circumstances of arrest, imprisonment, and
death. The entries are arranged alphabetically. Included is also an
index of names, arranged by powiat (within each powiat-
Straty osobowe polskiego srodowiska nauczycielskiego w okresie wojny
i okupacji hitlerowskiej 1939-1945. Walczak, Marian. Warszawa:
Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwosci. Glowna Komisja Badania Zbrodni
Hitlerowskich w Polsce, 1984. 431 p.
Jagiellonian Call Number: 853143 II
Included in the work are 7000 biographical notes of teachers, who
perished during the war and occupation. The bios include the
following information: name, date and place of birth, education,
place of employment during the school year 1938 / 1939 and during
the occupation, social and political activity prior to the war and
during the occupation, date, place, and circumstances of death. The
material is arranged by voivodship (city of Warsaw, bialostockie,
kieleckie, krakowskie, lubelskie, lodzkie, pomorskie, poznanskie,
slaskie, warszawskie). The division is further split by powiat, and
within those the names are given alphabetically. There is no
cumulative alphabetical index.
Martyrologia nauczycieli polskich na Bialostocczyznie w latach 1939
Januszek, Franciszek. Bialystok: Dzial Wydawnictw Filii UW w
Bialymstoku, 1985. (Series: Rozprawy Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, nr.
284). 344 p., map, bibliography, index.
Jagiellonian Call Number: 875507
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 943.8053 J268M
The work focuses on teachers (regardless of ethnic origins) employed
in Polish schools of the Bialostockie voivodship (in its borders of
May 1975) on the eve of WW II, and who fell victim to the Nazi
terror. The work is divided into chapters according to the
circumstances of death (executions, prisons and concentration camps,
etc.). The work contains an alphabetical index of 842 teachers, who
are mentioned in the text.
Dzialalnosc oswiatowa i martyrologia nauczycielstwa polskiego pod
okupacja hitlerowska 1939-1945. Walczak, Marian. Polskie Towarzystwo
Pedagogiczne. Warszawa: ZniO, 1987. 531 p. map, bibliography. OIN
Call Number: G 990
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 940.5337 W142D
On pages 321-503 the book gives a list of victims ("Lista ofiar"),
which contains 8520 names of Polish teachers who perished in the war
and occupation of 1939-1945. The list is arranged by voivodship and
powiat (in the borders defined before October 1939). Within sections
the list is arranged alphabetically. The bios include the following
information: name, place of employment before the start of the war,
professional position held, circumstances, place, and date of death.
The introduction sums up the results of research on the losses among
Nauczyciele w okupowanym Krakowie 1939-1945. Chrobaczynski, Jacek.
Krakow: Wydawnictwo Naukowe WSP, 1989. 279 p., photographs, map.,
bibliography. (Series: Prace Monograficzne Wyzszej Szkoly
Pedagogicznej w Krakowie, t. 96.).
OIN Call Number: U518a
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 943.86 C468N
The book, besides a historical sketch, contains a sizeable (several
hundred names) biographical dictionary of Krakow teachers-victims of
war, soldiers, underground fighters, teachers in underground
Ludzie nauki i nauczyciele podczas II wojny swiatowej: ksiega strat
Walczak, Marian.Warszawa: Polskie Towarzystwo Pedagogiczne, 1995.
OIN Call Number: E 374
The book presents the losses in the scientific and educational
milieu. Included are Polish citizens working in educational
institutions of all types, in teaching, administrative, and
supporting positions. The criteria for including a person in the
list were: employment in educational and scientific institutions
prior to October 1939, and during the war. The work was created on
the basis of source materials gathered in various state and local
archives, monographic publications and articles, correspondence with
the families of the victims. The biographical entries contain: name,
place and date of birth, titles, social and scientific activity,
underground an official activity during the occupation, details of
arrest, imprisonment, death. The bios, numbering over ten thousand,
are arranged alphabetically, separately for the research and
scientific community, and the educators. The introduction lists
archival materials and publications, containing data on the losses
of larger groups and single persons from the scientific and
education communities from different regions of the country, various
schools and research institutions.
Slownik biograficzny nauczycieli w Malopolsce w latach II wojny
swiatowej (1939-1945): ofiary wojny, zolnierze, dzialacze
konspiracyjni, nauczyciele w jawnym i tajnym szkolnictwie.
Jacek Chrobaczynski (ed.). Krakow: Wydawnictwo Naukowe WSP, 1995.
OIN Call Number: G137.
This work is a biographical dictionary of the teachers of the
Malopolska region, both those who perished in and those who survived
the war. The bios include: name, date of birth, date of death (only
if the person died during the war), education, professional career,
fate during the war and occupation, life after the war. The entries
are arranged geographically-by powiat, and within those
alphabetically by name. There is no cumulative name index.
Straty wsrod pisarzy polskich (literatow, publicystow, dziennikarzy
i redaktorow) w czasie II wojny swiatowej i okupacji hitlerowskiej
1939-1945. Rutkowska, Maria. Serwanski, Edward. Warszawa:
Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwosci. Glowna Komisja Badania Zbrodni
Hitlerowskich w Polsce, 1980. 96 p. Bibliography.
OIN Call Number: H?
The list includes 576 bios of Polish writers and journalists, who
died in the years 1939-1945, both those killed by the Nazis, and
those who died of natural causes. The bios include: name, date and
place of birth, profession and position held, literary or
journalistic output, social and political activity, fate during war
and occupation, date and place of death. The list is arranged
alphabetically. The book contains a list of used sources and
Lista ostaszkowska: spis polskich policjantow i funkcjonariuszy
sluzb granicznych zamordowanych i zaginionych po 1 wrzesnia 1939
roku. Andrzej Misiuk (ed.). Szczytno: Wydawnictwo Wyzszej Szkoly
Policji, 1993. 255p. map.
OIN Call Number: A 1075
The work contains names of policemen murdered, and gone missing
during WW II, and those who survived Nazi and Soviet concentration
camps. The title - "Lista ostaszkowska" -- has a symbolic meaning,
since the Ostaszkow camp held the largest number of Polish
policemen, soldiers of the Korpus Ochrony Pogranicza, Straz
Graniczna, and the officers of the Sluzba Wiezienna. Included are:--
a list of 6494 names of prisons of the Ostaszkow camp , who in the
spring of 1940 were murdered in Kalinin (Tver) and buried in Mednoe.
--a list of 615 persons imprisoned or murdered, who were not
included on the exit lists to Kalinin (Tver), those imprisoned in
other Soviet or Nazi camps or prisons--a list of 831 officers who
perished in unexplained circumstances--a list of 66 policemen who
survived the war
Each entry includes: name, year of birth, father's first name, rank,
type of unit, place of work and position held, circumstances of
Szkolnictwo wyzsze i nauka polska w latach wojny i okupacji 1939-
Walczak, Marian. PAN. Wydzial Nauk Spolecznych. Wroclaw: ZniO, 1978.
The list contains 641 bios of scientists killed and those who died
of natural causes in the years 1939-1945.
Losy polskich pracownikow nauki w latach 1939-1945: straty osobowe.
Bolewski, Andrzej. Pierzchala, Henryk. Wroclaw: ZniO, 1989. 750 p.
photographs, tables, bibliography, index.
OIN Call Number: E373.
The work contains listings of personnel losses among the members of
the Polish scientific institutions: Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci,
Akademia Nauk Technicznych, Towarzystwo Naukowe Warszawskie,
Towarzystwo Naukowe we Lwowie, as well as professors of Polish
universities, who died in the years 1939-1945. Two lists are
--Polish scientists who lost their lives as a result of military
action and occupation terror (257 persons).--Polish scientists who
died during WW II (184 persons)
The bios include: name, scientific title, position held, date of
imprisonment, date and circumstances of death, list of sources used.
The book also discusses Polish scientific institutions and
universities prior to 1939, the Nazi policy towards Polish science,
particularly so-called Sonderaktion Krakau-imprisonment of Krakow
scientists). Facsimilies of numerous documents illustrate the book.
Wilski, Z. "Straty osobowe teatru polskiego w okresie 1 IX 1939-8V
1945." Pamietnik Teatralny R. 12, 1963, z.1//4. Pp. 369-376.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 792.05 PAM
The list is divided into two groups:--actors, singers, dancers (228
names)--authors, critics, theatre directors (88 names) The lists
include only name, date and circumstances of death.
Rutowska, Maria. Serwanski, Edward. Straty osobowe polskiego
srodowiska teatralnego w latach 1939-1945: (z problematyki
martyrologii i eksterminacji inteligencji w czasie II wojny
swiatowej i okupacji hitlerowskiej w Polsce). Przeglad Zachodni, R
3: 1976, nr. 1, pp. 60-114.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 936.705 PR
The list of losses of the Polish theatre milieu in the years 1939-
1946 contains 342 biographical notes. Included are actors, soloists
of opera or operetta, ballet soloists, directors, stage designers,
conductors, literary directors, and theatre directors. The bios
contain the following: name, date and place of birth, profession and
position held, professional career sketch, social activity, date,
place, and circumstances of death. The list is alphabetical. The
introduction lists sources used.
Lista strat ziemianstwa polskiego 1939-1956.
Jasiewicz, Krzysztof. Archiwum Wschodnie, Instytut Historii PAN,
Instytut Studiow Politycznych PAN.
Warszawa: Pomost; Alfa, 1995. 1200 p. + 319 p. of addendums.
Jagiellonian Call Number: A 1038.
The work defines 'landowners' as "the group of owners (and co-
owners) of larger tracts of land and their families, former owners
(co-owners) and their families, provided they owned the land in the
years 1918-1939, as well as renters and administrators and their
families, and also persons who despite the lack of the title of
ownership, were considered by the landowner milieu as its full-
fledged members." The landowners are listed according to the
following categories: killed in combat, murdered, missing, died in
Soviet or Nazi prison camps, died in prison, died in exile, etc. The
work was based on letters sent to the author, in response to
advertisements in Polish and foreign periodicals, as well as memoirs
in the collection of Archiwum Wschodnie, archival materials from the
Hoover Institution, and manuscript collections of Polish libraries.
The data were verified against the existing biographical
publications and lists of victims.
The publication includes information on 3737 persons. The entries
contain: name, family coat of arms, pseudonyms, dates of birth and
death, place of birth, names of parents, mother's family name,
profession, information concerning: education, political activity,
military service, decorations, land holdings, circumstances of
death. The bios are accompanied by a list of sources used. The work
also contains an index of persons, geographical names, a
bibliography, and closing remarks in French, German, English, and
Wykaz poleglych i zmarlych zolnierzy Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na
obczyznie w latach 1939-1946.
London: Instytut Historyczny im. Gen. Sikorskiego, 1952. 370 p. maps.
OIN Call Number: T 401
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 940.5467438 W975
The list contains 15056 names of soldiers of the Polskie Sily
Zbrojne na Obczyznie who fell in combat or died in the years 1939-8
September, 1946. The work is divided into 5 main parts: Army, Navy,
Air Force, Women in the military, military youth organizations
(Junacy). The first part is further subdivided by larger units,
military campaigns, territory. Within each division the organization
is alphabetical. An addendum contains 727 names of soldiers, who
after 1939 were arrested by the Soviets and died on Polish
territory, or were imprisoned in the Soviet Union. The entries
contain: name, military rank, date and place of birth, date and
place of death, information regarding the grave.
Ksiega poleglych na polu chwaly: zolnierze Ludowego Wojska Polskiego
polegli, zmarli z ran i zaginieni w czasie drugiej wojny swiatowej w
Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, 1974. 1015 p.,
OIN Call Number: T 402.
The work contains 26967 names of the soldiers of Ludowe Wojsko
Polskie who died (20, 235) or went missing (6, 732) during WW II in
the years 1943-1945. The list was based on the documentation
gathered by the Centralne Archiwum Wojskowe. Entries include: name,
father's name, military rank, military unit in which the person
served, date place and circumstances of death, references to the
documents of the Centralne Archiwum Wojskowe used in the
compilation. The names are arranged alphabetically, grouped by
circumstance of death: fallen in combat, died of wounds and disease,
died in accidents, missing in action.
Straty sposrod kawalerzystow i pancernych z rak sowieckich w II
Godyn, Zygmunt. London, 1976.
Ksiega lotnikow polskich poleglych, zmarlych i zaginionych 1939-
1946. Cumft, Olgierd; Kujawa, Kazimierz Hubert. Warszawa:
Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, 1989. 568 p., photos,
map, bibliography. OIN Call Number: T 403
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 940.54409438 C949K
The book provides list of Polish airmen who died in the years 1939-
1946. The lists are arranged alphabetically by name, within six
parts: Airmen who perished in the 1939 campaign, Airmen who have
gone missing after the 1939 campaign, Airmen who died fighting the
occupation or were murdered in the years 1940-1945, Airmen who died
in France in the years 1939-1940, Airmen of the Polskie Sily
Powietrzne who died in the years 1940-1946, Airmen of the Ludowe
Wojsko Polskie who fell in the Eastern theatre of operations and in
other circumstances. The entries include: name, rank, education,
military career, decorations, date, place and circumstances of
death, place of burial.
Ksiega pochowanych zolnierzy polskich poleglych w II wojnie
Edward Pawlowski, ed. Pruszkow: Oficyna Wydawnicza "Ajaks".
Vol 1. Zolnierze wrzesnia. P. 1. A-M. 1993. 496 p. Bibliography
Zolnierze wrzesnia P. 2 N-Z. 1993. 385 p. Photos, maps, plans.
Vol 2. Zolnierze podziemnych formacji niepodleglosciowych. 1994, 526
p., photos, bibliography.
Vol. 3 Zolnierze Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na Zachodzie, 1994. 462 p.,
photos, plans, bibliography.
Vol 4. Zolnierze Wojska Polskiego na Wschodzie. P. 1. A-M. 1995. 398
Zolnierze Wojska Polskiego na Wschodzie P. 2 N-Z. 1995, 400 p.,
Vol 5. Polscy jency wojenni i internowani. 1996. 423 p.,
photographs, plans, bibliogaphy.
Suplement. 1998. 347 p. Bibliography.
OIN Call Number: T402 a
The work lists the names of 104, 094 Polish soldiers who fell in
combat, died, or were murdered during the war. The supplement lists
15, 641 names of newly-identified soldiers, and in 976 cases various
errors evident in foreign publications, have been corrected. Volume
one focuses on the soldiers of the October 1939 campaign, volume 2
on soldiers of the underground resistance, volume 3 on the soldiers
of the Polish Armed Forces in the West (Polskie Sily Zbrojne na
Zachodzie), volume 4 on the soldiers serving in the Polish army
fighting alongside the Soviets, and volume 5 deals with the Polish
prisoners of war and the interned. For each entry the following
information has been provided (where possible): name, date of birth,
military rank, unit in which the soldier served, date and place of
death, place of burial. The names are arranged alphabetically; in
volumes 1-4 the soldiers whose place of burial is known, are listed
separately from those buried in unmarked graves.
Ksiega poleglych i pomordowanych zolnierzy Batalionow Chlopskich
Warszawa: Muzeum Historii Polskiego Ruchu Ludowego, 1995. 445 p.
OIN Call Number: T 402 b
The book contains 3390 bios of the soldiers of Bataliony Chlopskie,
members of Ludowy Zwiazek Kobiet, Zielony Krzyz and Stronnictwo
Ludowe "Roch", who fell in combat or were murdered in the years 1940-
1945. The bios include: name, pseudonym, date and place of birth,
profession, date and place of death, place of burial, circumstances
of death, details of service in Bataliony Chlopskie. The work also
includes: organizational flowchart of Bataliony Chlopskie,
administrational division of Poland in 1938, indexes of pseudonyms,
and geographical names.
Straty korpusu oficerskiego 1939-1945.
Kryska-Karski, Tadeusz. London: Polska Fundacja Kulturalna, 1996.
639 p. Bibliography.
OIN Call Number: T 413
The work contains 18532 bios of officers of Wojsko Polskie, Polskie
Sily Zbrojne, and Armia Krajowa, who fell in battle, were executed,
and died in the years 1939-1945. Included in the entries are: name,
date and place of birth, military rank, last known assignment, date
and place of birth, place of burial. The bios are arranged
Wykaz poleglych zolnierzy polskich jednostek wojskowych we Francji w
Zelenski, Wladyslaw; Citko, Henryk. Paris; Warsaw: Trans-Krak, 2000.
OIN Call Number: T 401 c.
The book contains bios of 704 soldiers (mostly serving in 1 Dywizja
Grenadierow, 2 Dywizja Strzelcow Pieszych, 10 Brygada Pancerna) who
fell in France in 1940. The entries include: name, military rank,
unit of service, date and place of birth, name of cemetery and grave
number, sources used in creating the entry. The introduction lists
publications on Polish soldiers who fell fighting in France.
See also: Drogomir, J. Polegli w Galicji Zachodniej 1914-1915 (1918)
in the section "Cemetery Guides".
Ksiega poleglych Batalionu AK "Kilinski" w Powstaniu Warszawskim i
po jego zakonczeniu w okresie od 1 sierpnia 1944 r. do 9 maja 1945
r. sporzadzona wedlug stanu wiedzy w czerwcu 1987 r.: (dane
niepelne). Edward Mortko (ed.). Warsaw: ZboWiD: Srodowisko Zolnierzy
Batalionu AK "Kilinski", 1987. 39 p. Name index.
Jagiellonian Call Number: 899838 III
The list is arranged by companies which comprised the
battalion "Kilinski". It lists soldiers who fell during the Uprising
or died of wounds suffered in combat, those who have gone missing,
and those who were murdered by Germans in POW camps, prisons, and
concentration camps. The entries include: pseudonym, name, military
rank and position held, date of birth, date and place of death. The
book includes a list of soldiers exhumed by the Polish Red Cross,
for whom it was impossible to establish the unit in which they
Jency wojenni-zolnierze Powstania Warszawskiego. Tomasz Labuszewski.
(ed.) [in] Wielka ilustrowana encyklopedia Powstania Warszawskiego.
Warsaw: ARS Print Production, 1997. Pp. 449-657.
OIN Call Number: J 247 a
The work provides an alphabetical list of prisoners of war-soldiers
of Armia Krajowa, who were taken prisoner by the Germans after the
Warsaw Uprising. The list was compiled on the basis of the archival
collection of the Archiwum Biura Informacji i Poszukiwan Zarzadu
Glownego Polskiego Czerwonego Krzyza. The list includes biographical
data on approx. 10, 000 participants of the uprising. The following
information was included, where possible: name, pseudonym, date and
place of birth, military rank, unit in which the person fought, POW
number, type and name of the prisoner camp, information on transfers
between POW camps, medical treatment, return to Poland.
Pacjenci szpitali powstanczych. Jan Kreusch (ed. ) [in:] Wielka
ilustrowana encyklopedia Powstania Warszawskiego. Vol. 4. Warsaw:
ARS Print Production, 1997. Pp. 251-448.
OIN Call Number: J 2472 a
The article includes a list of the patients of the hospitals and
other medical units of the Warsaw Uprising. The list was based on
was the documentation that survived the Uprising and housed in the
Archiwum Biura Informacji i Poszukiwan Zarzadu Glownego PCK. The
list encompasses over 9,000 persons, both civilians nad soldiers of
the Uprising. Wherever possible, the following data was included:
name, pseudonym (where applicable), date and place of birth, address
of residence, military rank, unit in which the person served, date
of admittance to the hospital, the diagnosis, date of discharge,
where applicable-date of death and place of burial.
COMMUNIST TERROR IN THE POLISH PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC
Informator o nielegalnych antypanstwowych organizacjach i bandach
zbrojnych dzialajacych w latach 1944-1956.
Lublin: Wydawnictwo Retro, 1993.
This is a reprint of a secret dossier prepared by the Interior
Ministry in 1964. It contains a list and characteristics of a few
thousand organizations and underground units, as well as over 10,
000 names of their leaders.
Informator of osobach skazanych za szpiegostwo w latach 1944-1984.
Lublin: Wydawnictwo Retro, 1994. 405 p. Contains name index.
OIN Call Number: A 1126
The work is based on the secret dossier of the Interior Ministry
from 1984, regarding 2157 persons sentenced for spying in Poland in
the years 1944-1984. , prepared on the basis of Biuro "C" of the
Interior Ministry and several Wojewodzki Urzad Spraw Wewnetrznych,
as well as on the basis of court documents prepared by units of
Wojskowa Sluzba Wewnetrzna Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej.
The classification of "spy" was applied extremely broadly in those
years, to any person who: passed to the free world any information
on the communist system of terror or its structure and employees, on
the military industry or economy in general. Anyone having any
contact with the West could be classified as a spy.
The biographical entries are organized alphabetically, within the
division into separate counterintelligence units of the People's
Republic. The notes contain: complete set of personal data, as well
as information used in the trial, such as: 'political
activity', 'circumstances of recruitment by Western
intelligence', 'spy activity'. Also included are: the type of
sentence imposed, location of archival materials.
The most important changes made in preparing the dossier for
reprinting were not including complete names of persons sentenced
after 1956, and limiting the addresses of these persons only to the
town of residence. These changes were made to protect the privacy of
Straceni w polskich wiezieniach 1944-1956. Lublin: Wydawnictwo
Retro, 1994. 167 p.
OIN Call Number: A 1130
Reprint of a publication prepared by the Centralny Zarzad Zakladow
Karnych in 1989. It lists approx. 2800 persons who were executed in
Polish prisons in the years 1944-1956. The list contains only the
persons imprisoned and executed by Departament Wieziennictwa
Ministerstwa Bezpieczenstwa Publicznego. Not included in the list
are the victims of the secret prisons and torture chambers of the
Urzad Bezpieczenstwa and NKVD. A small number of the prisoners
included in the list have been executed for 'common' rather
than 'political' crimes. The list is arranged alphabetically and
contains the following information: name, father's name, date of
birth, date of arrest, legal basis of the sentence, date and place
Those who helped: Polish rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust.
The Main Commission for the Investigation of Crimes against the
Polish Nation. The Institute of National Memory; The Polish Society
for the Righteous among the Nations. Warsaw:
Part 1 - 1993, 145 p.
Part 2 - 1996, 212 p.
OIN Call Number: A 1015
The first part of the work lists 450 names of Poles who were killed
by the Nazis for helping the Jews. The second part repeats the names
from part one, adding another 250 names. The work is based on
archival materials collected by Glowna Komisja Badania Zbrodni
Przeciw Narodowi Polskiemu, Instytut Pamieci Narodowej, and the
regional offices of the Glowna Komisja. The publication contains
also a list of Poles, who up to December 31, 1994, were awarded the
medal Righteous Among the Nations. The book is in English.
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