The Legacy of the Document Bureau in the Collections of the Hoover Institution

A rich collection of documents both authored and amassed by the Polish military units which escaped the USSR in 1942 (thereafter making their way through the Middle East to Italy) was deposited after the War with the Hoover Institution in Stanford. Today, this body of writings, which presents firsthand the confrontation of Polish citizens with Communist terror, is of key importance for research into the occupation policy of the Soviet Union in the Eastern Borderlands of the Second Polish Republic. Two volumes of “Chronicles of Terror” devoted to Soviet issues have been compiled under the project. The first was published in September 2019, while the second will be issued next year.