Sunday, February 06, 2005
Lista Wildsteina online - 240,000 WWII+ Polish names
A list of 240,000 names of Polish secret agents, informers, secret service employees, and victims of persecution during the Communist era was leaked on the Internet at the end of January 2005. If you have Polish family members, finding a relative's name there may explain why that person left the country suddenly, or could not leave when the rest of the family did. "Lista Wildsteina" (Wildstein's list) is now available on many web sites and peer-to-peer file sharing networks and is also available (in Polish) as a searchable database: http://www.futrega.org/lista.
More info: http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&q=wildstein+list
Thank you to Richard Eastman for reporting this in his fine genealogy newsletter, Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: http://www.eogn.com. Genealogist feedback available on his bulletin board: http://eogn.typepad.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2005/02/what_did_you_do.html
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