«Палестинские протоколы», 1943 г.
In September 1939, masses of Jewish refugees poured into Soviet territory to escape Nazi anti-Semitism. However, the provision of such a numerous group of immigrants was problematic for the Soviet authorities. In the end, tens of thousands of the refugees were deported to the interior of the USSR in June 1940. However, with the outbreak of the Great Patriotic war, they were amnestied and allowed to enroll in the Polish armed forces, known as the Anders` army. Thus, about 6,000 amnestied Jewish refugees were enlisted into the army. After the evacuation of Anders` army from the Soviet Union, the collection of evidence on life experience in the USSR had began among the members of the Polish army. The “Palestinian protocols” is a separate group of such testimonies. This is the earliest available source on the history of Polish Jews in the USSR. The publication contains two testimonies from the “Palestinian protocols” collection.