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Witness

Szymborski Leon 1913?

Topic

In exile – Arkhangelsk Oblast

Date

1940.02.10-1942.02.14

Location

Margilan (Uzbekistan)

Witness

Szymański Władysław 14.09.1907, Jurgi (Mazowieckie voivodeship)

Topic

The epilogue to September 1939 – Polish soldiers in Soviet captivity

Date

1939.08.24-1941.09.23

Location

Wołkowysk (Belarus) Stołpce (now in Belarus) Minsk (Belarus) Kozelsk (Russia, Kaluga Oblast), NKVD POW camp (Optina Pustyn) Kryvyi Rih (Ukraine), POW forced labor camp Ukhta (Russia, Komi Republic) Totskoye (Russia, Orenburg Oblast) Bryansk (Russia, Bryansk Oblast) Kotlas (Russia, Arkhangelsk Oblast)

Witness

Szymański Henryk 1921?

Topic

The Gulag Archipelago – Komi Republic

Date

1939.12.16-1942.02.02

Location

Rawa Ruska (now in Ukraine) Rawa Ruska (Ukraine), NKVD prison Kirovo (Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine) Kirovohrad (Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine), NKVD prison, Kuropyatnikova Street 50 Arkhangelsk (Russia, Arkhangelsk Oblast) Sevpechlag (Russia, Komi Republic) Naryan-Mar (Russia, Arkhangelsk Oblast) Tashkent (Uzbekistan) Chardzhou (Türkmenabat, Turkmenistan) Nukus (Uzbekistan) Inowrocław Abez (Russia, Komi Republic) Lwów (now in Ukraine) Vorkuta (Russia, Komi Republic) Kharkiv (Ukraine)

Witness

Szymański Franciszek 1920?

Topic

In the inhuman land – enslavement, starvation, disease

Date

1940.10.11-1942.03

Location

Zambrów Leningrad (Saint Petersburg, Russia) Oryol (Russia, Oryol Oblast) Lugovoy (Kazakhstan) Nizhny Tagil (Russia, Sverdlovsk Oblast)

Witness

Szydłowski Ludwik 15.07.1917

Topic

In the inhuman land – enslavement, starvation, disease

Date

1941.04.25-1942.02.15

Location

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Witness

Szwabowicz Kazmierz 1916?

Topic

In the inhuman land – enslavement, starvation, disease

Date

1941.04.22-1941.09.13

Location

Wilejka (now in Belarus), prison, 1 Maja Street 50 Borysów (Belarus) Totskoye (Russia, Orenburg Oblast)

Witness

Szutkowski Leonard 30.09.1916

Topic

In exile – Central Asia

Date

1940.04.13-1942.01.25

Location

Buzuluk (Russia, Orenburg Oblast)

Witness

Szumkowski Czesław 1911?

Topic

The epilogue to September 1939 – Polish soldiers in Soviet captivity

Date

1939.10 -1941.08.27

Location

Stary Jaryczów (now in Ukraine), POW forced labor camp Hermanów (Tarasiwka, now in Ukraine), POW forced labor camp Olszanica (now in Ukraine), POW forced labor camp Starobilsk (Ukraine), NKVD POW camp Lwów (now in Ukraine)

Witness

Szubienicka Anna 1919?

Topic

In exile – Arkhangelsk Oblast

Date

1940.02.10-1942.04.01

Location

Shahrisabz (Uzbekistan)

Witness

Szpotko Henryk 1922

Topic

The Gulag Archipelago – Karelia

Date

1940.01.05-1942.05.25

Location

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Witness

Szpakowski Adam 1897

Topic

The Gulag Archipelago – Karelia

Date

1940.12.23-1942.02.26

Location

Zambrów Łomża, prison, Legionów Avenue 36 Republic of Karelia (Russia) Sosva (Russia, Sverdlovsk Oblast) Lugovoy (Kazakhstan)

Witness

Szpak Franciszek 1900

Topic

In exile – Ural

Date

1940.02.10-1943.02

Location

Serov (Russia, Sverdlovsk Oblast) Yangiyul (Yangiyo‘l, Uzbekistan) Margilan (Uzbekistan)

Witness

Szota Władyslaw 1906?

Topic

The epilogue to September 1939 – Polish soldiers in Soviet captivity

Date

1939.09.17-1941

Location

Czortków (Ukraine) Jagielnica (Ukraine) Husiatyn (now in Ukraine) Zawóz Stary Jaryczów (now in Ukraine), POW forced labor camp Kurowice (now in Ukraine), forced labor camp for POWs Germakówka (Ukraine) Olszanica (now in Ukraine), POW forced labor camp Podwołoczyska (Ukraine), forced labor camp for POWs Podliski Małe (now in Ukraine), POW forced labor camp Starobilsk (Ukraine), NKVD POW camp

Witness

Szostak Józef 1906?

Topic

The epilogue to September 1939 – Polish soldiers in Soviet captivity

Date

1939.09.22-1941.09.09

Location

Lwów (now in Ukraine) Novohrad-Volynskyi (Ukraine), transit camp Sapożyn (Ukraine), forced labor camp for POWs Teofipol (Ukraine), POW forced labor camp Starobilsk (Ukraine), NKVD POW camp Totskoye (Russia, Orenburg Oblast)

Witness

Szmajda Antoni 1907?

Topic

The epilogue to September 1939 – Polish soldiers in Soviet captivity

Date

1939.09.22-1942.07.25

Location

Włodzimierz (Włodzimierz Wołyński, Ukraine), transit camp Brody (now in Ukraine), forced labor camp for POWs Radziwiłłów (now in Ukraine), forced labor camp for POWs Lwów (now in Ukraine) Tarnopol (now in Ukraine) Velikiye Luki (Russia, Pskov Oblast) Starobilsk (Ukraine), NKVD POW camp

Witness

Szkodziński Marian 1924?

Topic

In exile – Central Asia

Date

1940.04.13-1942.02.19

Location

Semipalatinsk (Semey, Kazakhstan) Lugovoy (Kazakhstan) London (Great Britain)

Witness

Szkarawski Jan 1902?

Topic

The Gulag Archipelago – Central Asia

Date

1940.06.20-1942.03.06

Location

Lwów (now in Ukraine), Prison no 2, Zamarstynowska Street 7/9 Karlag (Kazakhstan)

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Witness

Płonka Dorota

Topic

The Katyń Massacre – reclaimed memory

Date

1939.09.01-1939.12

Location

Chorzów (śląskie voivodeship) Zaleszczyki (Ukraine) Równe (Ukraine)

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Witness

Michalska Maria

Topic

The Katyń Massacre – reclaimed memory

Date

1939.09-1945

Location

Kozelsk (Russia, Kaluga Oblast), NKVD POW camp (Optina Pustyn)

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Witness

Hauza Nikodem 07.09.1897, Słupia Kapitulna

Topic

The Katyń Massacre – reclaimed memory

Date

1939.09.03-1942

Location

Ostashkov (Russia, Tver Oblast), NKVD camp for POWs Warsaw Poznań