Oddziałowe Archiwum Instytutu Pamięci Narodowej w Gdańsku

  • The Branch Archive of the Institute of National Remembrance in Gdańsk


The Institute of National Remembrance - Branch in Gdańsk. Branch Office for Preservation and Dissemination of Archival Records was created in 2000. In 2016 it was renamed the Branch Archive of the Institute of National Remembrance in Gdańsk.

Mandates/Sources of Authority

The Branch Archive of the Institute of National Remembrance in Gdańsk works on the ground of the Act on the Institute of National Remembrance of December 18, 1998, Journal of Law (Dziennik Ustaw) 07.63.424 with changes and the Act on Reveal of Information about Secret Service's Documents from 1944-1990, Journal of Law (Dziennik Ustaw) 07.63.425 with changes.

Archival and Other Holdings

The first records were included to the archive in 2001. There were the documents of the former District Commission on Investigation the Crimes against Polish Nation (Okręgowa Komisja Badania Zbrodni przeciwko Narodowi Polskiemu) in Gdańsk. The main part of the holdings was gained to the end of 2004. The archive took over the big collection of microcards from the Gdańsk branch of Polish Secret Service (UOP/ABW). It possesses the records of the following institutions: Militia (also a big collections of the passport-documents), Prison Service, Army, the State Archives, The Frontiers Protection' Troops (Wojska Ochrony Pogranicza - WOP), public administration, courts and public prosecutor's offices. The archive possesses also gifts of private persons. The biggest collection concerning the "Solidarność" Trade Union (NSZZ "Solidarność") was donated by Edward Muller. There are, for example, documentary films, photographs, the matrixes for medals beating and unofficial periodicals. The documents from the former Koszalin voivodship were transferred to the Szczecin branch in 2006.

Opening Times

The holdings are available in the workroom open: Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8.15 - 15.45, Thursday 8.15 - 18.45.


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