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  • Title: Stanisław Kroczak papers
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1988
    Collection Number: 2012C28
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Polish
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Memoirs, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Polish military activities during World War II.
    Creator: Kroczak, Stanisław
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2012.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Stanisław Kroczak papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Kroczak was an officer with the Twenty-Second Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Memoirs, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Polish military activities during World War II.
    In his memoirs Kroczak recalls his childhood in a village south of the city of Lwow (now Lviv), his fight against invading German and Soviet forces in September 1939, and his subsequent imprisonment and hard labor in the north of Russia. He goes on to detail his release from the GULAG in the summer of 1941, when the Soviets joined the Allies against the Germans, and his life in the newly formed Polish units evacuated from the USSR via the Middle East to fight the Germans in Italy.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland
    Poland. Polskie Siły Zbrojne