Poles and Lithuanians. Red Army Officers in 1922–1944. A Biographical Dictionary

Author: Jakub Wojtkowiak
Publisher: Centrum Polsko-Rosyjskiego Dialogu i Porozumienia
Edition: pierwsze
Publishing date: 2015
Binding : twarda
Format: 155 x 235 mm
Number of sites: 660
ISBN: 978-83-64486-30-2

The history of the Poles in the Soviet Union always attracts professional researchers as well as those who are simply passionate about history.

This topic remains under-researched, mainly because of the years-long difficulties in accessing archive materials. The sources currently available to Polish readers offer just a handful of names of Poles who served in the Soviet armed forces, with information being usually incomplete or contradictory.

Meanwhile, Polish and Lithuanian officers, especially high-ranking military officers in Bolshevik Russia and the USSR, played a much more important role than one might infer from simple statistics.

This provided the inspiration to write this dictionary, containing nearly 400 biographies of higher-ranking and senior officers serving in the Red Army in 1922–1941.