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These maps displays the Funders of the Polish emigre journal Kultura, those who sent in small donations to support the journal or political causes via the journal. The first one covers the entire period from the journal's founding in 1946 through…

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This is the cover of a publicity pamphlet, most likely distributed to USC donors. The pamphlet entered the Harvard University Library collection on October 31st, 1942. The ~50 page document illustrated the work of the USC's medical clinic in…

In the summer of 1947, Herman Field, brother of Noel Field, organized a tour for students that examined reconstruction efforts in Poland and other European countries. The group stayed at the Piekary Hospital for 2 nights.

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The boundary of Poland was redrawn again after World War II, with territories East of the Curzon Line, a huge part of the pre-war territory, given to the Soviets and German territory, East of the Oder and Nesse Rivers, given to Poland in reparation.

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This was a color photograph taken of the hospital during 1947, when the students stayed for two nights.

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In the summer of 1947, Henry N. Cobb, then a student at the Harvard GSD, joined a group that travelled throughout Europe to observe reconstruction efforts, particularly in Poland. In September, the group stayed at the hospital in Piekary.

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Silesia was known for its large coal deposits that easily mined. Coal was one of the few, and the main, Polish export in the years immediately following WWII.

By the time the Polish Medical Team had arrived, the found the hospital abandoned and empty, having been previously occupied and looted by the Germans and the Russians. There were no supplies, no equipment, and even the sinks were ripped out, except…
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