Register of the Sergei Aleksandrovich Semeka Diaries, 1941-1944

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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


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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


Diaries 1941-1944

Scope and Contents note

Includes 10 hand-written volumes recording events on the Eastern Front during World War II. Diaries numbered 2, 3, 4, and 6 were not received. Arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 1

# 1, 1941 August 22 - October 12

box 1, folder 2

# 5, 1942 May 15 - September 9

box 1, folder 3

# 7, 1942 May 12 - 1943 January 15

box 1, folder 4

# 8, 1943 January 16 - April 23

box 1, folder 5

# 9, 1943 April 23 - July 28

box 2, folder 1

# 10, 1943 July 20 - September 29

box 2, folder 2

# 11, 1943 September 30 - October 31

box 2, folder 3

# 12, 1943 October 31 - 1944 January 1

box 2, folder 4

# 13, 1944 January 2 - March 9

box 2, folder 5

# 14, 1944 March 14 - May 18