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  • Title: Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka diaries
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1944
    Collection Number: 2010C34
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 2 manuscript boxes (0.8 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: The collection contains Semeka's diaries relating to administration of medical services in the Soviet army during World War II.
    Creator: Semeka, Sergeĭ Aleksandrovich, 1906-1966
    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.


    These diaries are protected by copyright laws and are provided for educational and research purposes only. Any infringing use may be subject to disciplinary action and/or civil or criminal liability as provided by law. If you believe you are the rights holder and object to Hoover's use of these diaries, please contact archives@hoover.stanford.edu.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2010.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka diaries, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka was born in 1906 in St. Petersburg, Russia. After graduating from the Military Medical Academy in Leningrad, he served the rest of his life in the Soviet Army. Initially appointed as a regimental junior doctor, he rose to become the head of the Military Medical Administration during World War II. Specializing in the organization of medical services for the military in combat, he became one of the youngest generals in the military medical services in 1943, serving as the deputy director in the Department of Military Medicine of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR.
    After the war Semeka served as chairman of the Department of Military Medicine in several educational institutions and conducted extensive research in the history of Russian military medicine in the 17th and 18th centuries. Semeka died in 1966.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka's handwritten World War II diaries detailing his everyday activities organizing frontline medical service for the Soviet Army. The ten notebooks include photographs, clippings, diagrams, plans, and maps reflecting the medical conditions on the Eastern Front.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care