Research Centre


  • Short video of the Polish Cemetary in Tehran
    Short video of the Polish Cemetary in Tehran by Michael Kruszewski. Shows the entrance, the monument and the general appearance of the cemetery. Narrated.
  • For the Life of a Child
    History of Filipina Stadnicka in Tehran, a Polish survivor of the gulags
  • Tales of the Persian Corridor
    Documentary on the story of American servicemen, Soviet officers and civilians who played a crucial role in supplying the Soviet Union with badly-needed military equipment via Iran during World War II.
  • Bridge to Victory in Iran
    An excerpt from “On Borrowed Wings” by Robert D. Burgener on the activities of the Allied forces in Iran during World War II.
  • Poland In Exile
    This web site is dedicated to the men and women who left Poland to fight against the Nazis and Russian Communism in the 1939 – 1945 War. Includes information on the Polish Airforce, Polish Army, Polish Resettlement, The Warsaw Rising, The Home Army, Blackpool 1940, Enigma and other stories.
  • Nazi-Soviet Relations 1939-1941
    The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.
  • Warsaw Uprising
    This site is dedicated to all those who fought for their freedom in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 as well as all those who, as civilians, perished in the effort.
  • The Poles – Victims of the Nazi Era
    Originally published by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a pamphlet titled ‘POLES’. Briefly covers invasion, occupation, kidnapping of children, forced labour camps and Polish resistance. Includes a bibliography.
  • The Nazi Occupation of Poland
    EyeWitness – history through the eyes of those who lived it
  • The Soviet Occupation of Poland
    A verbatim transcript of the publication “The Soviet Occupation of Poland”, Free Europe Pamphlet #3, edited by Casimir Smogorzewski. It was originally published in December 1940 and so provides a unique early view of the occupation, before Katyn was discovered.
  • Nazi-Soviet “Non-Aggression” Treaty
    The text of the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact including the unpublished secret additional protocol relating to Poland
  • Nazi-Soviet “Non-Aggression” Treaty
    Another site which provides the text of the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact including the unpublished secret additional protocol relating to Poland
  • Genocide of the Poles in the Kresy Region
    This website, in Polish and English, describes the 1943-44 murderous ethnic cleansing of the Polish population in the eastern borderlands of the Lwow, Tarnopol, Wolyn and Stanislawow voivodeships by Ukrainian nationalists whilst under Nazi German occupation. Some maps and a searchable database are included.
    WARNING – contains graphic images which may be highly upsetting
  • A list of printed publications describing Polish victims of WWII
    Slavic and East European Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign