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Witness

Pozimski Jerzy 05.05.1915, Piekary Śląskie

Topic

Auschwitz-Birkenau – the German death factory

Date

1940.06.24-1945.01.18

Location

KL Auschwitz-Birkenau

Witness

Bączkowski

Topic

The epilogue to September 1939 – Polish soldiers in Soviet captivity

Date

1940.06.02-1943

Location

Kozelsk (Russia, Kaluga Oblast), NKVD POW camp (Optina Pustyn) Gryazovets (Russia, Vologda Oblast), NKVD POW camp no 150

Witness

Błaszczuk Stanisław 07.10.1910, Rożdżałów

Topic

The city condemned to death

Date

1942-1945

Location

Warsaw, Bem Fort Warsaw, Bem Fort Warsaw, Piaski Pruszków, Dulag 121 Warsaw, Włościańska Street

Witness

Kuligowska Halina 03.10.1920, Warsaw

Topic

The city condemned to death

Date

1939.09-1944.10

Location

Warsaw, Marymoncka Street/ Żeromskiego Street Zaborów

Witness

Konczewski Franciszek 1904?

Topic

The city condemned to death

Date

1939-1944.08

Location

Warsaw, Military Cemetery at Powązki, Powązkowska Street 43/45 Warsaw, Powązkowski Cemetery, Powązkowska Street 14 Warsaw, Bielańskie Pole Wojenne Warsaw, Powązki Military Cemetery, Powązkowska Street 43/45

Witness

Galas Stanisław 1883?

Topic

The city condemned to death

Date

1939-1944.08.20

Location

Warsaw, Gąbińska Street

Witness

Szyszko Stanisława 1914?

Topic

The city condemned to death

Date

1939-1944.10.03

Location

Warsaw, Włościańska Street Warsaw, Gąbińska Street 14 Pruszków, Dulag 121 Puszcza Kampinoska Warsaw, Słowackiego Avenue/ Żeromskiego Street Warsaw, Włościańska Street 3 Kampinos Forest Radom, train station, Podjazdowa Street (Beliny-Prażmowskiego Street 2)

Witness

Ziemiańczyk Ryszard 1922?

Topic

The city condemned to death

Date

1939-1944.08.15

Location

Warsaw, Gąbińska Street Warsaw, Włościańska Street Puszcza Kampinoska Warsaw, Ogólna Street Warsaw, Powązkowski Cemetery, Powązkowska Street 14 Warsaw, Kiełpińska Street Warsaw, Żelazowska Street Pocieszka (Staszów, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship) Pocieszka (Staszów, świętokrzyskie voivodeship) Kampinos Forest

Witness

Kępka Jan

Topic

Date

1940.02.10-1942.04.30

Location

Baranowicze (now in Belarus)

Witness

Kazula Edward 1911

Topic

In exile – Ural

Date

1940.02.10-1943

Location

Karabash (Russia, Chelyabinsk Oblast) Guzar (Uzbekistan)

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Witness

Molisak Władysław 1908?

Topic

The Kielce region – the pacification of townships and rural areas

Date

1944.12.01-1944.12.02

Location

Równiny (Busko-Zdrój county) Busko-Zdrój, Gestapo headquarters, 3 Maja Avenue 7 (Batorego Street/ Mickiewicza Avenue)

Witness

Szląpek Helena 1917?

Topic

Their lives forfeit – the underground movement in the Świętokrzyskie region

Date

1944.08.07-1944

Location

Gumienice (świętokrzyskie voivodeship) Jędrzejów (district of Jędrzejów)

Witness

Lilienstern Stefania 11.11.1884, Glinojeck

Topic

Pawiak, Szucha, Gęsiówka – Warsaw death blocks

Date

1943.08.19-1943.08.19

Location

Warsaw, Poznańska Street 23 Warsaw, Poznańska Street 22 Warsaw, Pawiak prison, Dzielna Street 24/26 Warsaw, Koszykowa Street 35

Witness

Głowiak Stanisław 10.02.1903, Podzwierzyniec (now in Ukraine)

Topic

The epilogue to September 1939 – Polish soldiers in Soviet captivity

Date

1939.09.17-1941.08.26

Location

Złoczów (Ukraine), forced labor camp for POWs Kowel (now in Ukraine) Ostróg (now in Ukraine), transit camp (Barracks of the 19th Volhynian Uhlan Regiment) Podliski Małe (now in Ukraine), POW forced labor camp Żydatycze (Hamaliyivka, Ukraine), forced labor camp for POWs Volochysk (Ukraine), transit camp Starobilsk (Ukraine), NKVD POW camp Jaryczów Stary (now in Ukraine), POW forced labor camp Kurowice (now in Ukraine), forced labor camp for POWs Olszanica (now in Ukraine), POW forced labor camp

Witness

Garguliński Stanisław 1911?

Topic

In exile – Komi Republic

Date

1940.02.10-1943

Location

Gyrkashor (Russia, Komi Republic)

Witness

Magzamen Norbert

Topic

In the inhuman land – enslavement, starvation, disease

Date

1939.12.09-1943

Location

Kiev (Ukraine), Lukyanivska Prison, Dehtiarivska Street 13 Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast)

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Witness

Czyżewska Anna

Topic

Poles saving Jews – Warsaw

Date

1939-1945.02

Location

Kocmyrzów Warsaw, Kapucyńska Street 3 Pruszków, Dulag 121 Radom, train station, Podjazdowa Street (Beliny-Prażmowskiego Street 2)

Witness

Filip Grzegorz 1911?

Topic

The Gulag Archipelago – Komi Republic

Date

1940.01-1941.08.23

Location

Czortków (now in Ukraine), prison, Mickiewicza Street (Lesya Ukrainka Street 3) Buzuluk (Russia, Orenburg Oblast) Totskoye (Russia, Orenburg Oblast)

Witness

Bryński Antoni 18.01.1899, Radom

Topic

Intelligentsia at gunpoint – terror against the Polish elite

Date

1939.11.11-1945.04.11

Location

Radom, prison (Benedictine convent), Malczewskiego Street 1 Radom, Sienkiewicza Street Garbatka (Garbatka-Letnisko) Radom, Żeromskiego Street Radom, Gestapo Headquarters, Kościuszki Street 6 Radom, Moniuszki Street KL Majdanek Chlewiska (Szydłowiec district) Stefanków (Szydłowiec district)

Witness

Lech Konstanty 1902.03.02

Topic

Across the Baltic States – the fates of the internees

Date

1939.09.19-1941.09.04

Location

Połąga (now in Lithuania), internee camp Wyłkowyszki (now in Lithuania), internee camp Wyłkowyszki (Lithuania), internment camp Murmansk (Russia, Murmansk Oblast), forced labor camp for POWs Pavlishchev Bor (Russia, Smolensk Oblast), Yukhnovo R-43 camp Talitsa (Russia, Ivanovskaya Oblast), NKVD camp for POWs Kollag (Russia, Murmansk Oblast) Kozelsk (Russia, Kaluga Oblast), NKVD POW camp (Optina Pustyn) Vladimir (Russia, Vladimir Oblast)

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