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Stanislaw Szczyglinski - Holocaust Victim..


Mystic 2 | 48
24 Nov 2009 #1
I found out that a likely ancestor of mine (since my true Polish surname is fairly uncommon) was killed in the Flossenburg Concentration Camp. His name was Stanislaw Szczyglinski. Is there any way to obtain more information on him? All I know is that he arrived on Dec. 11, 1944 and died on Mar. 19, 1945.

I doubt he was Jewish since my family has always been predominantly Catholic, so is it possible he worked for the Polish Underground? I read that around 1500 Poles were sent to this camp for being involved with the whole underground thing. I just wish there was a way to learn more.

I'm very fond of history and genealogy so any websites or input would be very much appreciated. :)
frd 7 | 1,399
25 Nov 2009 #2
have you tried calling concentration camp's museum? There's some information about exhibitions in the museum's leaflet, one of the exhibitions is called "Prisoners". They might have some more accurate info or pinpoint you in the right direction..
sjam 2 | 541
25 Nov 2009 #3
so is it possible he worked for the Polish Underground

For records of Polish A.K. you could try:

Dr. Krzysztof Stolinski - Chairman
The Polish Underground Movement (1939-1945) Study Trust (Polish:Studium Polski Podziemnej)
11 Leopold Road
London W5 3PB
United Kingdom
Tel./Fax: +44 (0)20 8992 6057
info@spp-pumst.org

They hold most of the Polish undeground movements records in their archives.

Also you should try the Polish Red Cross who you can contact directly.

Or you can try Der Internationale Suchdienst (ITS) in Bad Arolsen

The International Tracing Service

its-arolsen.org/en/homepage/index.html

If you live in the US you can ask the USHMM to access the ITS archives as they have recently be granted access this might be quicker that ITS in Bad Arolsen, it took me two years to get a reply from them as they have so many requests.

If you contact the German camp archives you most likely will have to prove you are related to the person you are seeking information about, this is quite normal and they usually will only send paper copies of any information found to your postal address. But you should also bear in mind that many camp records were deliberately destroyed (so as to hide evidence of their crimes) by the SS ahead of the advancing Red Army or Allied forces so records are incomplete. If a camp was liberated by the Red Army then quite often the surviving camp records were removed to the USSR after the war. German archives are usual very prompt in replying. You will get a reply quicker if you can write in German. Also write in Polish if contacting the Polish Red Cross.
skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
26 Jan 2010 #4
If you ever find out more about his past please share with us - always find it fascinating. Thanks
caprice49 4 | 224
26 Jan 2010 #5
Flossenburg Concentration Camp.

There is thread from 13 jan this year headed: Journal from Flossenburg. The person is holding details which he would be happy to provide.
Crow 138 | 8,063
1 Feb 2010 #6
Stanislaw Szczyglinski

hey

My profesores at Econimic faculty in Subotica, Novi Sad University, Serbia was Polish Lady- Stanislawa Szczyglinski. She was merried for the Serbian (profesor, too) and that way she came to Serbia. Nice lady

i once asked her `Where is bater- in Poland or in Serbia?` She smiled and diplomaticaly answered `Serbia is definitely more interesting` [reffered on crisis and war at the moment].
enkidu 7 | 623
1 Feb 2010 #7
Mystic

I doubt he was Jewish since my family has always been predominantly Catholic, so is it possible he worked for the Polish Underground?

1) If he wasn't a Jew, he can't be described as "Holocaust victim".
2) Have you ever heard of "Ĺ‚apanka".
caprice49 4 | 224
9 Feb 2010 #8
If he wasn't a Jew, he can't be described as "Holocaust victim".

The word Holocaust is of Greek origin meaning genocide. The definition being 'great or total destruction of life'
As other ethnic minorities & groups were also exterminated scholars would have it that they would be victims of the Holocaust.
Nickidewbear 23 | 583
30 Nov 2014 #9
I doubt he was Jewish since my family has always been predominantly Catholic, so is it possible he worked for the Polish Underground? I read that around 1500 Poles were sent to this camp for being involved with the whole underground thing. I just wish there was a way to learn more.

Check, though. Edith "St. Teresa Benedicta Of the Cross" was a Jewish Catholic and still counted as a Jewish Holocaust victim by many. By the way, here is his record from JewishGen:

SZCZYGLINSKI, Stanislaw 38627 PZA
25-Jan-1911 11-Dec-1944
19-Mar-1945
T Reel 2, Image #: 278, Page #: 1019

This may be his brother's record:

SZCZYGLINSKI, Henryk Polnisch
24432 16.03.1897 verstorben
25.11.1940
336

There should be more records at Ancestry.com.


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