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Dear Michele Bogusz,
Thank you for your question on History Hub!
There's quite a bit of information out there on the Labor Service Companies which were formed after WWII to help with reconstruction efforts in Europe. Here's some of what I found:
Here is a great article from the US Army's Special Operations Publication, Veritas:
Here are two previous, History Hub discussions on the same topic with some interesting options for your research:
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
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Good morning Michelle,
I am Raymond Zawalski, the informal Labor Service Historian. I was born into the organization (My father was a Polish LS Member) and I worked in the organization until it was deactivated in 1992. Would it be possible to send me a copy of the documents you have? My listing for this unit does not exist, but there may be a missing link or something else happened. Please feel free to contact me. Maybe we can find something
have a great day
I trust your family are recovering well.
Please find attached photos of my father Janusz (Jacek) Slifirski (25/6/25 Brwynow, Poland--15/5/94 Melbourne, Australia). I have just learnt from his cousin in Warsaw that the two attached photos he is wearing the uniform of the Polish Guard.
Are you able to help me find out to which unit he was attached and for how long; any information on his role and share your thoughts on who else is in the photos and where they might have been taken?
He was in the Armia Krajowa (Koszta leg. 77) until the capitulation then
Lamsdorf Stammlager 344 Arrival ~ 6 October 1944 Transfer ???
Moosburg Stamlager VIIA Arrival??? --29 April 1945 liberated by the American army then
British Military Hospital (105?) April-June 45
(Bruges, De Haan, Knocke de Zut convalescence depot)
Paris, France June-August 45
Brussels, Belgium 1945-1949
Fallingbostel IRO Sept--Oct 1950
He also travelled to Italy and England and Poland in this period.
Thank you so much