Soldiers of the Fifth Siberian Division in the archives of the Branch of the Polish Red Cross in Moscow
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On the basis of the documents of the Archives of the Branch of the Polish Red Cross in Moscow (which operated from 1920 to 1937), the PC data base consisting of 5380 biograms was prepared. Apart from the personal data, they contain data about the Poles and Polish citizens who found themselves in prisons, camps and other places of isolation on the territory of Soviet Russia and who addressed the Branch of the Polish Red Cross in Moscow for help and assistance in different situations. The biograms contain the date of arrest, the place of imprisonment, the rendered sentence, and other data. Seventy four biograms contain the information about the membership in the Fifth Siberian Division. Quite often, they were war prisoners who turned to the Polish army only after they escaped from the camps. This group includes both officers and privates. Some of them returned to Poland, others remained in prisons and their fate is unknown.
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