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Povilas Seikalis

Inmate photo of Povilas Seikalis, source: Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania


Povilas Seikalis (1931–1954) – arrested in 1950 and sentenced to 10 years in the Kengyr labour camp (Dzheskasgan region, Kazakh SSR). Killed on 16 May 1954, the first day of the Kengyr Uprising.

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Scharlotte Yaxis

Scharlotte Yaxis; source: Museum “Jews in Latvia”


Scharlotte Yaxis, Jewish inmate in the Riga Kaiserwald concentration camp, Latvia. Fate unknown.

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Czesława Kwoka

Czesława Kwoka in Auschwitz concetration camp - identity photo; source: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives


Czesława Kwoka (1928–1943) – a Polish Catholic girl from Wólka Złojecka in Zamość region in Poland. Died in the Auschwitz concentration camp at the age of 14.

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Leon Wierzbicki

Portrait of Leon Wierzbicki, deportee; source: Center for Documentation of Deportations, Expulsions and Resettlements, Pedagogical University of Cracow


Leon Wierzbicki
, along with his son Edward and wife Antonina, was deported from Stryjówka in Tarnopol province, Poland to Ozierki labor camp in Sverdlovsk Oblast, USSR.

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Witold Pilecki

Witold Pilecki in Auschwitz - identity photo; source: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives


Witold Pilecki
(1901 – 1948) – Polish soldier, member of the underground Home Army. Author of the first intelligence report about the Auschwitz concentration camp. After the war a political prisoner, victim of a judiciary murder.

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Cardinal Iuliu Hossu

Cardinal Iuliu Hossu, source: Collection of the National Archives of Romania


Cardinal Iuliu Hossu
(1885 – 1970) – a Greek-Catholic priest, Bishop of Cluj and Gherla, senator in the Romanian Parliament.

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Unidentified Hungarian Boy

Hungarian boy in Auschwitz concentration camp - identity photo, source: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives

Unidentified Hungarian boy. Inmate no. 47829 of the he Auschwitz concentration camp.

Fate unknown. 

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Count Gyula Batthyány

Gyula Batthyany - id photo; source: Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security


Count Gyula Batthyány
(1887 – 1959) – famous painter, descendant of the first Prime Minister of Hungary, Count Lajos Bathyány.

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Unidentified Frenchman

Frenchman in Auschwitz concentration camp - identity photo; source: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives

Unidentified Frenchman. Inmate no. 57846 of the Auschwitz concentration camp. 

Fate unknown. 

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Unidentified Woman

Jewish woman in Auschwitz concentration camp - identity photo, source: Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives

Unidentified Jewish woman. Inmate no. 6885 of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Fate unknown. 

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Zofia Minczanowska

Portrait of Zofia Minczanowska, source: Center for Documentation of Deportations, Expulsions and Resettlements, Pedagogical University of Cracow


Zofia Minczanowska
. Photo taken in Tehran in 1942, after Poles were allowed to leave the USSR with Polish II Corps under General Władysław Anders command.

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Resources

 

Scientific consultation: Prof. Jan Rydel

For more information on histories of victims of totalitarian regimes,
see following websites:

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ENRS would like to thank following institutions for allowing us to use photos from their collections:

  • Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives
  • Center for Documentation of Deportations, Expulsions and Resettlements, Pedagogical University of Cracow
  • Collection of the National Archives of Romania; Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania
  • Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security
  • Museum ‘Jews in Latvia’
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