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Sadykiewicz (Michael) papers
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Correspondence, writings, reports, studies, printed matter, and photographs relating mainly to analysis of Soviet and Warsaw Pact armed forces.
Michał, or Michael, Sadykiewicz was born in 1924 into a Polish-Jewish family in the large industrial city of Łódź. He received his primary and most of his secondary education in his home town. When Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia attacked Poland in September 1939, the Sadykiewicz family took refuge in Eastern Poland, which was soon occupied by the Soviets. They then moved further east to the Russian city of Tambov, southeast of Moscow. Sadykiewicz completed his secondary education there in 1941, about the time that Germany attacked its erstwhile Soviet ally. The seventeen-year-old Sadykiewicz volunteered for the Red Army. Two years later, when Polish units were organized under Soviet command, he was transferred to one of them, and during the next two years fought along the battle route from Moscow to Berlin.
12 manuscript boxes (5.0 Linear Feet)
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