In 1989, the Soviets released much of the German documentation, death certificates, roll-calls, cremation lists, etc, that they had found at Auschwitz, in January 1945. The Germans had simply left this documentation when they evacuated. The Soviets, came across it and conveniently "lost it" in their archives for some 45 years until 1989, when officials in Moscow announced that they held 46 of the volumes, recording the deaths of 69,000 Auschwitz inmates. In 1989, Gorbachev presented it to the Red Cross who then "lost it" in archives in Bad Arolsen, Germany.
These 46 volumes partially cover the years 1941, 1942 and 1943. There are just two or three volumes for the year 1941, and none at all for the years 1944 or 1945. It is not clear why so many volumes are still missing. According to informed International Red Cross officials, the most likely explanation is that they were misplaced by the Soviets, and might therefore turn up later.
Russian officials have permitted an agency of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) — the International Tracing Service in Arolsen, Germany — to make copies of the 69,000 death certificates. Microfilm copies of the documents have reportedly also been given to the American Red Cross, and the original volumes have been turned over to the Auschwitz State Museum in Poland.
The death certificates themselves, were official German documents, issued by Auschwitz camp doctors, upon the death of an inmate. Each death certificate consists of the deceased person's full name, profession and religion, date and place of birth, pre-Auschwitz residence, parents' names, time of death, cause of death, detainee number and a camp physician's signature.
The death certificates record the names of 68,864 individuals, who died at Auschwitz (Birkenau), of whom about 30,000 were listed as Jews.
65,305 of the 68,864 names recorded on the death certificates can be found at these pages on houston.indymedia.org
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Below are the names of people from Dobra Szlachecka found in those 46 volumes:
Hynko, Michal (1900-05-18 1942-03-22) Birthplace: Lachodow, Residence: Dobra-Szlacheckie, Religion: Greek Catholic
Hynko, Stefan (1906-12-22 1942-06-22) Birthplace: Dobra Rostykalna, Residence: Dobra Rostykalna, Religion: Greek Catholic
Karczynski, Stanislaw (1910-03-20 1943-02-25) Birthplace: Dobra Szlachecka, Residence: Dobra Szlachecka, Religion: Catholic
Kuszman, Stefanja (1918-12-01 1943-08-02) Birthplace: Dobra Szlachecka, Residence: Dobra Szlachecka, Religion: Greek Catholic
Sluszkiewicz, Tadeusz (1913-11-27 1942-09-07) Birthplace: Dobra Szlachecka, Residence: Sanok, Religion: Catholic
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