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Belarus War Crimes Records

Postby David Thompson » 09 Feb 2003 00:54

Here is a finding guide for Belarus records on Nazi war crimes and related subjects, from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum website at:

http://www.ushmm.org/uia-cgi/uia_doc/archives/xRG53002M

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid

Belarus Central State Archives records, 1941-1949 [microform]. [manuscript RG-53.002M]

23 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.

Note: Unless otherwise specified, the language of the records is German. G.K.B. = General Kommissar Weisssruthenien

Reel 1

Fond 378, Opis 1, Main Railroad Direction, City of Minsk

Records of the Haupteisenbahndirektion (HBD) Mitte and Reichsverkehrsdirektion (RVD) Mitte. Until January 1942, the HBD was under military control, even though its personnel consisted of railroad officials and employees. This control was exercised by the Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH)/Chef des Transportwesens (General Rudolf Gercke) through his Betreibsleitung Osten, under Ministerialdirigent Dr. Joseph Muller, in Warsaw. The HBD Mitte, which was one of several in the newly occupied territories of the USSR, was placed under the jurisdiction of the Transport Ministry in January 1942. The same transfer affected the other HBD's and the Betriebsleitung Osten became the Generalverkehrsdirektion (GVD) Osten. For a general overview of railroad jurisdictions and functions, see Eugen Kreidler, Die Eisenbahnen im Machtbereich der Achsenmächte während des Zweiten Weltkrieges (Göttingen: Musterschmidt-Verlag, 1975)


File Title - Description

7 Department of Personnel and Administration correspondence with the Communications Ministry in Berlin and the General Railroad Direction in Warsaw about construction projects and the shortage of goods. Most documents deal with the period 1942-1943. 20 pages.

34 Secret information bulletins, most entitled "Informations-dienst," on international events and the situation on the eastern front. One bulletin dated November 1941 report includes mention of Molotov's son as a German POW, and other reports deal with various events in the Pacific theater. November - December 1941. 63 pages.

35 Secret information bulletins, most entitled "Informations-dienst," on international events and the situation on the eastern front. Most materials are propaganda statements from the first half of 1943, including reports on the discovery of the Katyn graves of Polish officers. Attached are personnel lists of propaganda offices throughout Byelorussia, and schedules for international radio programs. 1943. 97 pages.

36 Various propaganda pamphlets, some translated into Russian, and Wehrmacht information bulletins on international themes, most from the "Informations-dienst" series, some documents relating to railroad operations, as well as extensive lists with names, birthdates and addresses of members of the German propaganda department in Byelorussia. 1942 - 1944. 109 pages.

42 Structure of the main railroad administration in Minsk, dated 15 February 1943, an extensive report which includes place and person names and full descriptions and lists of all relevant offices. The main divisions are called Abteilungen, and subdivisions are Dezernate. The Dezernate are numbered, and the numbers, which refer to specific functions, are the same in all the Direktionen of the Reichsbahn. The head of Division II (Betrieb) is Oberreichsbahnrat Logemann. He is also the Bahnbevollmächtigter
(Bbv), in charge of military traffic, which has absolute priority. The Bbv is at the same time the first deputy of the President of the Direktion. His Abteilung includes Dezernat 33 (Reisezugfahrplan), which comprises passenger trains on regular schedules and trains carrying passengers on special schedules (Sonderzüge). Abteilung II also includes Dezernat 30, which Logemann (as well as his successor) heads himself and which contains the Oberzugleitung. The designation H next to a Dezernat number refers to "Hilfsarbeiter," that is an official who covers for a temporarily absent Dezernent. 15 February 1943. 80 pages.

43 Plan of action originating with the German Railroad Direction, including operational and construction plans, a poor quality print of an undated report with extensive indices contained at the front for the contents. no dates. 43 pages.

44 Plan of work of the departments of the Main Railroad Direction which appears to commence with a table of contents, many of the entries of which appear to repeat. no dates. 63 pages.

61 Telephone directory of German organizations in Minsk, which includes names and addresses of various offices of the civil administration, including the Gebietskommissariat. Undated but probably early 1943. 31 pages.

62 Telephone directory of German organizations in Minsk, including lists of personnel from the propaganda office. 15 February 1943. 14 pages.

78 Department of Personnel and Administration lists of important telephone numbers of its personnel and rules for their use. Only railroad personnel are included in the lists, as are locations of their posts throughout various districts in Byelorussia. Organizations chart of the station in Polotsk, April 1943. Organization chart of Feldeisenbahnkommando 3 under Oberst Freiherr von Stenglin. Handwritten lists of phone calls made are also included. 1943. 72 pages.

217 Orders of the "Kommandantura" of the occupied territory of Byelorussia concerning the activities of partisans, and reports of the main office on activities by the partisans against sectors of the railroad during 1942. Most reports ("Tagesbefehl" and "Befehl") originate with the 707th Infantry Division, which was responsible for security in the region, and the reports commence in January 1942 and includes the postings of various security units throughout occupied Byelorussia. Other reports from 1942 and 1943 deal with attacks on railroad routes by partisans and originate with various sources. 1942 - 1943. 31 pages.

267 Action plan of the Main Railroad Direction and its organizational structure for 1942. Organization chart of Dezernat 11 of the HBD, August 1942. Organizational buildup of the HBD and geographic extent. Most of this material appears to be similar in content to records contained in folders 43 and 44 of this same Fond. 1942. 66 pages.

268 Plan of work of the railroad issued by the Main Railroad Direction, and other materials. Includes detailed descriptions of the various major rail lines in occupied Byelorussia, with distances between various stations, followed by schedules for various routes. May - November 1942. 139 pages.

269 Plan of distribution of the Main Railroad Direction for the central region. Includes master list of locations of main and smaller stations, and the numbering of main rail lines, with alphabetic indexing. June 1942. 18 pages.

270 Secret information bulletins on various international themes, especially from May-December 1942 under the titles "Ostdienst" and "Informations-dienst". Includes reports from Germany and about the military

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situation on the eastern front. Most of this material appears to be similar in content to records contained in folders 34-36 of this same Fond. 1942. 133 pages.

275 1942 Report of the Railroad Direction office in Riga on the condition and method of managing the railroads in the Baltic states before their annexation by the USSR. Instructions by Ministerialdirektor Dr. Fritz Schelp (E II of the Transport Ministry) and by Ministerialdirektor Paul Treibe (E I). Other materials are dated 1941 and deal with other aspects of rail transport in the region. 14 pages.

304 List of work telephone numbers of the Eastern Branch of the German Ministry of Communications in Warsaw, April 1942. Includes organizational charts and information on German branch offices. Telephone communications of Ostbahn Betriebsdirektion Warschau, April 15, 1942; HBD Süd in Kiev; HBD Ost in Poltava; Offices of the Reichsverkehrsministerium Zweigstelle Osten. 1942. 18 pages.

305 List of telephone of the Main Railroad Direction offices in Minsk in November 1942. 36 pages.

306 List of telephone numbers of the Main Railroad Direction offices in Minsk, and communications with railroad branch offices. no dates. 34 pages.

307 Telephone lists for the Railroad and for other higher organizations. June 1942. 21 pages.

308 Telephone lists for railway stations throughout occupied Byelorussia. Appears actually to give railway station number designations. Statistics of labor needs at Betriebsamter, divided into needs of Reichsbahn, Organisation Todt, and private firms. Attached also are multiple copies of information pamphlets on dealing with tuberculosis and other ailments. June 1942. 44 pages.

309 Book of railroad services for Byelorussia, undated. Includes handwritten scheduled times of departure and arrivals from various stations, although in some cases it is difficult to determine which locations the times correspond to. no dates. 90 pages.

310 Directory for the Field Post Office. Handwritten entries are of unknown importance, and list only 2-4 digit numbers and place names. June 1942. 51 pages.

379 Orders of the German Ministry of Communications on the use of labor in the occupied territories. Commences with a journal with handwritten entries showing consumption rates of various staple foods during 1943, and is followed by various directives dated 1942 from the Office of the Four-Year Plan on the use of labor. Most are duplicates of Directive No. 10. 22 pages.

381 Orders of the German Ministry of Communications on the charge in orders and regulations on freight, dated June 1943. 5 pages.

Reel 2

File Title - Description

388 Orders of the President of the railroad on departmental work plans, construction and transport. Also orders on the awards of medals, the issuing of laws, and the sending of packages to the front. Most materials are dated October 1943. 115 pages.

400 Directives of the transport commandant of Minsk on measures to be taken in defending the railroads from partisan attack. Most materials dated in the first half of 1943. 16 pages.

493 Secret reports from various railroad offices on partisan activities, 1943. Included are some detailed reports on partisan attacks dated October - December 1943. 40 pages.

530 Reports on the presence of Russian labor and the amount of useable Russian labor, including Jews, in the railroad system, and reports on reliability checks on Russian clerical workers and industrial workers in the railroad system. Many of the materials are handwritten and difficult to read, and most documents are dated 1943. 69 pages.

549 Telephone lists of the Railroad dated 1943. Mainly position and titles but few names and locations are listed. Duplicates folders 305 and 307. 41 pages.

550 List of changes to the telephone directory of the Railroad for 1943. Few names or locations are mentioned. 27 pages.

551 Telephone numbers for Minsk city hall, 1943. A number of names are also included in the list. 7 pages.

697 Correspondence with all subordinate services on the defense of railroad facilities. Also included are reports on partisan activities against the railroads during late 1941 and 1942, and there appear a number of multiple copies of documents. 53 pages.

698 Orders of the commandant of the railroad in Byelorussia and the commander of the Wehrmacht for Ostland: communications spanning September 20, 1941 to December 18, 1941. The communications from November 6 are styled Befehle and are numbered consecutively 20 through 30. The unnumbered communications prior to November 6, however, are fewer than 19 in the folder. Most of the communications bear the handwritten signature of Generalmajor Gustav Freiherr von Mauchenheim genannt von Bechtolsheim, whose territorial superior was the Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Ostland, Generalleutnant Walter Braemer. The Ia (Operations Officer) was Oberstleutnant Fritz Wedig von den Osten. General von Bechtolsheim was at the same time the commander of the 707th Division. This division, which was newly formed, contained only two regiments and was responsible for military security in the Generalbezirk Weissruthenien, an area comprising the Hauptbezirke of Baranovicze and Minsk. The material in the folder contains references to shootings of Jews by elements of the division, orders over the signature of von Bechtolsheim for the eradication of Jews and Gypsies in the countryside, and refinements of these orders to exclude mass shootings of Jews. There are references also to the 11th Reserve Police Battalion, elements of which arrived with Lithuanian companies to assist the division, October-December 1941. 47 pages. [See, in this connection, the indictment of January 3, 1961, 3a Js 72/60 before a court in Kassel and the subsequent court decisions, 3a Ks 1/61, in the case of Franz Lechthaler, commander of the police battalion, and Nuremberg document PS-1104, which deals with the battalion's massacre of Jews in Slutsk. The subsequent history of the division from March 1942, when it was engaged in fighting partisans and occasional shootings of Jews within a military area just east of the Generalbezirk, may be found in the US National Archives, Record Group 242, T 501, Roll 15.]

699 Reports on the general situation regarding partisan activity against the railroads in those areas within the jurisdiction of the Railroad administration. Most materials are dated late in 1941, and also included are a number of lists of train departures from various stations. 19 pages.

723 List of railroad stations in the Byelorussian railroad network during the period 1941-1944. 24 pages.


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724 List of railroad stations in the Byelorussian railroad network during the period 1941-1944. Appears to be a handwritten version of the former folder. 7 pages.

725 Directory of railroad stations within the jurisdiction of the railroad, 1941-1944. The names are grouped together by distinct and main stations, and most of this material appears to relate to the previous two folders. 15 pages.

727 Published instructions for the railroad on the transport of military units and SS forces during 1941. Detailed regulations regarding Wehrmachttransporte, including the obligation of the railroads to move such transports on the basis of Beforderungsausweise, the relationship between Wehrmacht Transportkommandanten and railroad Bahnbevollmächtigte, and the kinds of Wehrmachttransporte, such as munitions, troops, etc. Includes handwritten lists of dates and units shipped and large portions of a German Railroad manual. 164 pages.

772 Operational plans for the railroad system in Byelorussia, 1942. Includes schedules, distances, and posted speeds on various routes. Regulations for use of captured cars, etc. Statistics of distances between towns. 169 pages.

Folder 784
784 HBD and RVD Mitte: Jewish transports, correspondence May 13, 1942 - January 27, 1943. The file is evidently that of the Dezernent 33, Reichsbahnrat Kayser. It contains both incoming and outgoing notifications and orders. Included is correspondence about transports terminating in Minsk, which originated in Vienna, Theresienstadt, and other localities. Trains traversing the Bialystok district, which was under the jurisdiction of the Reichsbahndirektion Königsberg, entailed correspondence with that Direktion, and those moving through the Generaldirektion der Ostbahn in Krakow. Jewish deportees from the Bialystok district entrained in Oranczyce and routed to Auschwitz were handled by the RVD in Minsk, because Oranczyce was just outside the Bialystok district within the area of the RVD. General planning of transports crossing the eastern boundaries of the Reich was in the hands of the Generalbetriebsleitung Ost, and several orders from this office may be found in this folder, including one sent to the RVD by mistake, because no transports on the list moved into or out of RVD territory. Several names appear in the correspondence, including those of Logemann of the HBD, Dr. Karl Jacobi of the Generalbetriebsleitung Ost, and Obersturmfuhrer Heuser of the Security Police in Minsk. The designation Pj in the correspondence stands for Polish Jews, and Da for Jews originating outside of Poland. See additional descriptions of this material and its ramifications in Raul Hilberg, Sonderzüge nach Auschwitz (Mainz: Dumjahn, 1981, and Berlin: Ullstein, 1987). 96 pages.

789 Reports of partisan activities against the railroads during 1942. Includes part of the "Tagesmeldung" series for September - October 1942 which provides detailed lists of partisan activities throughout occupied Byelorussia. 34 pages.

792 Guidelines for sending freight cars from the occupied territories to Germany during 1942. Includes lists of routes westwards to Poland and Germany dated 1942. 46 pages.

793 Guidelines for sending freight on the railroads. Appears to be continuation of previous file, with most material dated December 1942. 34 pages.

794 Guidelines for transporting freight from the Minsk railroad network to Berlin. Appears to be a continuation of previous files, with most material dated December 1942. 35 pages.

795 Guidelines on sending freight from Byelorussia to Breslavl during 1942. Format similar to previous files, with most material dated December 1942. 50 pages.

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867 Reports of the general railroad office in Warsaw on partisan activities against the network during 1943. Includes detailed reports for Byelorussia for various dates, especially October - December 1943 and early 1944. 75 pages.

868 Reports of the general railroad office in Warsaw on partisan activities against the network during 1943. Includes detailed reports on partisan attacks on rail communications in occupied Byelorussia during 1943. 59 pages.

869 Reports of the Railroad Operations Service on partisan activities against the railroad during 1943. 30 pages.

870 Reports of the Railroad Operations Service on partisan activities against the railroad during 1943. 88 pages.

871 Reports of the Railroad Operations Service on partisan activities against the railroad during 1943. Includes several detailed reports from October 1943 and some handwritten lists. 55 pages.



Reel 3

File Title - Description

872 Reports, some handwritten, of the Railroad Operations Service on partisan activities against the railroad during 1943. 16 pages.

873 Correspondence with the Schklov railroad sector on the fight against partisans and the use of indigenous laborers, July - September 1943. 11 pages.

875 Correspondence with the managers of the railroad, mostly dated 1942, on the proper format for reports on incidents of cutting of railroad links. Many of the materials are handwritten. 10 pages.

1061 Information on partisan activities against the railroad system during 1943 and 1944. Some of the reports are very detailed, although many were taken from poor originals and are difficult to read. 49 pages.

1062 Various brief and often illegible reports on rail movements throughout Byelorussia during early 1944. Also included are a number of detailed reports on partisan attacks against various rail routes and installations. 66 pages.

Fond 379, Opis 2, Organization Todt, Operational Group Central, Russia

Files of the Organization Todt (OT). The OT maintained Einsatzgruppen, labeled Nord, Mitte, and Sud, in the occupied USSR. Fond 379 contains records of OT Einsatzgruppe Mitte. The OT built major roads in the occupied Soviet areas. These highways, called Durchgangsstrassen, were given Roman numerals. OT Einsatzgruppe Mitte, with headquarters in Smolensk in 1942, constructed Durchgangsstrassen VII, VIII, and IX. There was a Linienchef in charge of DG VII in Bobruisk, another for VIII in Smolensk, and a third for IX in Vitebsk.

13 Directives of the leadership of the Central Trade Society "Vostok", signed by Xaver Dorsch, on the servicing of various organizations located in occupied territory. Also materials on the disinfection of

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clothing and the outfitting of personnel released from Organization Todt, June 1942 - August 1943. 23 pages.

14 Orders and directives dated for the most part in 1944, most originating from the "Rundschreiben" series. Also included is a lengthy "Mitteilungsblatt" for the Todt Organization dated 20 April 1944, and multiple copies of a number of other documents. 82 pages.

15 Organizational Plan for April 1942. Only ranks and not names appear on the list. 4 pages.

45 Orders and directives for the city of Minsk and the Minsk military kommandantura, February 1942 -December 1942. Included are a number of copies of the series of "Befehl des Stadtkommandanturen" and "Kommandanturbefehl" for 1942, and "Ortskommandantur-Befehl" for 1941. Order No. 11, February 25, 1942, with mention of Judenkommandos. Further orders in 1942, including instructions for segregating Jewish workers and cost accounting for meals furnished to Jews employed by the army. Pamphlet on the role of the officer in the battle against enemy propaganda. 85 pages.

46 Directives of the German Office of Organization Todt in White Russia on the handling and care of Russian workers, demands of firms for medicine, and directives of a business nature, mostly from 1943. Correspondence of German firms, including Albert Jung, Fritz Fuhr, Otto Trebitz, and others. Most of the documents are brief directives or handwritten forms and lists. 81 pages.

108 Orders and directives of the Central Bureau of Organization Todt in Berlin, the Operations Department in Russia, and lesser organizations on the treatment and care of Russian workers, increasing propaganda to the civil population, and sabotage of the telephone network by the workers themselves, March -December 1942. 97 pages.

120 Instructions of the Reich Minister of Aviation and Air-Crews on the digging of fox-holes and bomb shelters and on plans for anti-aircraft defenses at the Headquarters of the Operational Group Russia, February - March 1943. Includes a number of diagrams. 12 pages.

122 Final report on building projects in the East, with an alphabetical directory of cities and towns and correspondence on the recruitment of laborers for the railroad, all dated April 1943. Many of the documents are barely legible. 44 pages.

185 Time schedule for the evacuation of plants, including multiple copies of several forms. 25 pages.

Fond 379, Opis 1 Organization Todt, Operational Group Central Russia

7 Directives from Berlin on feeding and outfitting workers, the demands of police, the provision for soldiers in the East, and the issuance of "hospital papers", August - September 1942. 10 pages.

14 Directive of the Special Plenipotentiary for the work of the OT, and the rates of pay for workers of various specializations and nationalities, December 1942 - January 1943. 20 pages.

16 Reports on attacks and diversion operations conducted by partisans during the periods January 1942 - May 1944. Includes monthly reports of attacks on OT operations during 1943, and brief daily reports on individual incidents. 157 pages.

28 Correspondence with the OT bureau on the recruitment of labor for shipment to Germany, and lists of workers chosen for work in OT, May 1942 - September 1943. Includes lists of numbers employed in various OT units, and several filled in "Personalfragebogen", as well as some lists of names of indigenous laborers employed in private firms. 145 pages.

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142 Instructions from the central office on the work week from 70 to 84 hours, the treatment of POWs, and demands for labor, February 1943 - February 1944. Many of the materials relate to work on Durchgangstrasse VII. 10 pages.

143 Correspondence between the operational group of OT and the General Plenipotentiary for building on the accomplishment of the 1943 building plan, and necessary construction materials for each site, mostly for late 1943 but also for 1944. Many of the forms are handwritten, and lists include costs and specifications of various projects. 53 pages.

149 Court proceedings against workers brought by the Administration of the labor front, May - November 1943. 102 pages.

171 Personnel files of OT members attacked by partisans, April - June 1943. 26 pages.

174 Personnel files of Polish workers and employees of OT who disappeared or were killed by the Germans, May - July 1943. 15 pages.

175 Lists of OT workers in Byelorussia lost because of accidents, wounded or killed, with the personnel files of several attached, August 1943. 22 pages.

178 Invoices for the transport of forest materials such as lumber, and correspondence between OT departments on partisan activities, March - November 1943. 75 pages.

185 Orders on supplying construction projects of the OT with building materials, conducting construction work in Minsk and Minsk region, and correspondence with OT workers with many children, February -December 1943. 28 pages.

192 Court case of OT Superintendent Geyntse who is accused of instigating sabotage by the 24th OT unit of Polish workers, June - August 1943. 12 pages.

193 Court case of OT member Bruno Gyulveg and others for minor violations, January - July 1943. 10 pages.

229 Information on "Banditism" and way-bills for the transport of lumber, with lists of workers, employees and Jews working for OT. Materials are dated 1942 - 1944. 80 pages.

230 Information on damage done by partisans to OT plants, and several disciplinary file of OT member Alfred Kunts. Most materials are dated in early 1944. 12 pages.

Fond 389, Opis 1 Baranovichi District Administration and Byelorussian Frontier Guard

Records of the Kommandeur der Ordnungspolizei (KdS) in Weissruthenien. The KdS reported in territorial matters to the SS- and Polizeifuhrer Weissruthenien, who was in charge of all SS and Police offices and units in the Generalbezirk Weissruthenien. In functional matters the KdO reported to the Befehlshaber der Ordnungpolizei (BdO) of the Ostland, who commanded all Order Police in the Reichskommissariat Ostland. Serving in the headquarters of the KdO were a Kommandeur der Schutzpolizei (city police) and a Kommandeur der Gendarmerie (rural police). The Generalbezirk Weissruthenien (unlike all other Generalbezirke) had two Hauptbezirke, named Minsk and Baranovicze. There was consequently an SS- and Polizei Standortfuhrer in each Hauptbezirk. The Gendarmerie also had a regional Gendarmerie-Hauptmannschaft in the Hauptbezirke. The territorial level below Hauptbezirk was the Gebiet, where the Gendarmerie commander was the Gendarmerie Gebietsfuhrer. Below the Gebiet level, the Gendarmerie maintained a Gendarmerie Posten, usually under a police noncommissioned officer, in most rayons. The Order Police (Ordnungspolizei) also had units of

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regimental and battalion strength that moved through the area. Usually these units would be assigned for specific missions to an SS- and Polizeifuhrer or to a military commander. To augment its strength, the Order Police included native auxiliaries, which were called the Schutzmannschaft (Schuma). There were Schutzmannschaft battalions, identified by number and nationality, and stationary Schutzmannschaft personnel in cities and rural areas.

1 Orders on the economic activity of the SS and police units, and the decoration of those who dies "the deaths of the brave" in battle with the Bolsheviks, April 1942 - December 1943. Included are a number of the "Tagesbefehl" series. Order No. 17 of August 14, 1943, forbids public discussion of a total solution of the Jewish question. At the end of the file there are also a number of Russian Language translations of some of these documents and names. 237 pages.

2 Directives, orders, correspondence on the seizure of Soviet citizens to be deported to Germany as laborers, April 1943 - May 1944. Most of this material originates with the gendarmerie offices in Klezk and Baranowitsche, and include lists of names of laborers and even former Schuma personnel sent to Germany from Klezk, Nieswiez, Mir and a number of other communities in the area. 54 pages.



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File Title - Description

3 Directives, orders, and correspondence of the Chief of the Gendarmerie 1941-1943 with the SS Commander and Byelorussian police on the conduct of arrests, the activity of fortified gendarmerie posts, and other questions of gendarmerie activity. Including an order of General von Roques, Befehlshaber ruckwärtiges Heeresgebiet Nord, September 20, 1941, forbidding arrests and executions by non-German offices and persons without authorization of proper German authorities. Report of clashes with partisans, November 1942, a mass escape of Jews from a saw mill in Nowy Swierzyn, and the retaliatory shootings of Jews in Stolpce, February 1943. 151 pages.

4 Reports by the gendarmerie on actions against the Jews, particularly an operation in Novo-Svirzha, Ctoibtsk Region, which occurred on 3 January 1943 - 2 November 1944. A large number of materials are handwritten, apparently Russian language translations, and others originate with the Gendarmerie post in Starzyna in late 1943. The remainder of the documents deal with events in the Stolpce area during early 1943, and reports on anti-partisan operations throughout 1943. 122 pages.

5 Police and Gendarmerie Administration, Baranovichi District. Reports of Gendarmerie Post in Starizyn (Starina). Partisan activity and anti-partisan operations by Gendarmerie and Schutzmannschaft (Einzeldienst), 27 January - 30 March 1944. 27 pages.

6 Reports of the gendarmerie post in Stolpce to the heads of the Gendarmerie in Minsk and Baranovichi, and to the commander of the Baranovichi district police, on partisan activities in the Stolpce region, January - June 1944. File commences with a number of pages of Russian language translations. 44 pages.

7 Reports of the gendarmerie posts in Maly Gorodishch and the Starine-Baranovichi district and of the commander of the 2nd Infantry platoon to the head of the Gendarmerie in Baranovichi on the bad conduct and lack of discipline by police employees, and a recent car accident in Baranovichi. A number of handwritten Russian language translations are included in the end of the file. 23 pages.


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8 Orders and directives of the President of the Byelorussian Central Rady and the SS Gruppenfuehrer and General Lieutenant of the Police about the BKO Organization, March - July 1944. The majority of the materials are typed in Russian. 20 pages.

19 Directives of the President of the BKO on the treatment of turncoats and partisans, the order of conduct of instruction, and public hygiene. Also a register of pay for employees of the BKO, with most of the documents typed in the Russian language. 100 pages.

Fond 393, Opis 1: Minsk District Commissariat

1 Circulars and orders of the Chief of the SS and Police of the Ministry of the Occupied Eastern Territories to the Reich Commissar for the Occupied Eastern Territories, August 1941 - December 1943. Includes a number of 1943 directives on transit permits for individuals travelling through the occupied territories, and excellent maps of the various Reichskommissariats. 123 pages.

9 The instructions of the District Commissar in Minsk, and the structure of the District Commissariat, October 1941 - May 1942. No specific names are mentioned. 13 pages.

10 Orders of the regional administration of Minsk district, written in the Russian language for the most part. 21 pages.

11 Work plan of the general department of the Commissariat of the Minsk district, with an accompanying list of employees, September - December 1941. All materials are handwritten or typed in Russian. 41 pages.

20 Personnel files on indigenous employees of the Germans in Minsk district, December 1941 - June 1944. Includes a number of Fragebogen in both Russian and German, and other Russian language materials both handwritten and typed. 170 pages.

39 Samples of stamps and official seals of German organizations in Minsk district, December 1941 - June 1942. Also contains a number of other Russian language materials. 20 pages.

99 Reports of the Zaslavsk regional council, May 24, 1943, on the destruction by German police of villages during operations against partisans. Also correspondence with regional councils on economic questions, and autobiographies of teachers in Minsk district. Many of these documents are handwritten or typed in the Russian language, and some of the lists appear to be seizures of agricultural goods in each district. 109 pages.

169 Reports of regional administrations of Minsk district on attacks by partisans on village chiefs, with information on the number killed and robbed by regions of the district as of 20 October 1942. 31 pages.

174 Autobiographies of the Lieutenant Colonel of the Don Cossack Army, S. G. Shimanovich, and interrogations of various mayors in Minsk district and statements from the Manager of the Finance Department of Cmokevichsk Council, Myakekhova. Many of the materials are handwritten and in Russian, and date throughout late 1942 and 1943. 108 pages.

405 List of employees of the Minsk district Commissariat, March - August 1943. Includes names and addresses of even the lowest level employees, most of them indigenous personnel. 17 pages.

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Generalkommissar Weissruthenien, 1941-1942. Diverse correspondence about Jewish matters, including looting, disposal of Jewish property, and starvation of Jewish workers employed by Army Ortskommandanturen.

16 Correspondence on the question of Jewish property, Jewish craftsmen, and the provisioning of Jewish workers, November 1941 - May 1943. 11 pages.

42 Administrative directives of the Chief and reports on the activities of the sawmill "Pchelnya" in the Minsk district. Includes Verwaltungs-Anordungen No. 2, signed by General der Infanterie von Schenckendorff, July 13, 1941, on untrustworthiness of resident ethnic Germans, establishment of Jewish councils, and prohibition of expulsion of Jews. 5 pages.

Fond 393, Opis 4: Minsk District Commissariat

1 Staffs of departments of the Minsk district Commissariat, 1941. All material is written or typed in Russian. 13 pages.

Fond 359, Opis 1 [untitled]

1 Orders of the main Administration offices of the SS forces and SS Headquarters in Berlin on the creation of the 30th Grenadier SS Division from volunteer units of Ukrainians, Russians, and Byelorussians from the "Siegling" punitive brigade. Also contains directives of the leadership group Rz, dated June 1944, on propaganda directed at Soviet POWs, and lists of nominees for the Russian National Committee dated March 1943 - March 1945. Also contains personnel records of several German SS officers, and excerpts from Klietmann's study on the Waffen-SS. 50 pages.

3 Information on those serving in the 30th Grenadier SS Division and the 118th Defense Battalion, and list of POW camps on the territory of the Reich as of 1 March 1943, showing separation of Russians, Ukrainians, Tartars, and Caucasians. Includes investigative materials supplied by German authorities from interviews with former members of both units. 43 pages.

5 Orders of the Chief of the SS and Police for Byelorussia, the command of the 30th Grenadier SS Division, and battle groups "von Gottberg", "Grin" and "Dirlewanger", on the progress of anti-partisan operations code-named "Cmel'yak I and II", "Kotbus" and "Hermann". Also a list of members of "Dirlewanger" battalions I-III deemed unfit for service by a German medical commission on 13 March 1944. 54 pages.

6 A series of communiques from the Chief of the SS and Police for Central Russia and Byelorussia on the Dispersion of German SS and police units in the occupied territories of Byelorussia, April 1943 -February 1944. Also provides code names for SS and police formations as of April 1943. 56 pages.

8 Documents on the creation of the Jewish ghetto in Minsk, specifying the boundaries by street and providing for a wall, activities against Jews in the Begoml district of the Gluboksk region, and the Stolpce district of the Baranovichi region, the burning of villages in Bolozhinsk district of Minsk oblast and Koyninksk district of Gomel oblast. Also orders, reports, etc. on the children's home in Dposda in Minsk oblast during February 1943. Most of the reports deal with the destruction of local villages during anti-partisan operations. 16 pages.

Fond 655, Opis 1: Headquarters of Army Group Center, "Trophy Documents"

1 Orders of the German Commander in Chief on the organization of the fight against partisans, and reports of unit anti-partisan operations during July - December 1941. Commences with a number of pages of handwritten and typed Russian language documents, and most German materials are directives

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on methods to be employed by German troops in countering the partisan threat, and reports from the AOK 4 rear area for late 1941. 461 pages.



Reel 5

File Title - Description

2 German documents with accompanying Russian language translations from various German army groups during the years 1943 and 1944. The directives focus on the threats posed by Soviet spies and partisans. 101 pages.

3 Reports originating with Einsatzgruppe B, dated September - December 1942, on the situation and activity of police in the occupied regions of Byelorussia, and the morale of the people and state of propaganda. Included are Einsatzgruppe B reports on the recruitment of laborers and the murders of Jews and Gypsies. 203 pages.

Fond 658, Opis 1: Gendarmerie Post in Khoyniki

Correspondence of the Kommandeur der Gendarmerie in the Generalbezirk Zhitomir of the Reichskommissariat Ukraine.

1 Orders of the Chief of the Post on awards to gendarmerie members, their assignments and leaves, and reports on operations against the partisans, October 1942 - May 1943. Commences and ends with a number of pages and lists handwritten in Russian, and a number of German documents, especially "Kommandobefehle", containing lists of personnel for the Zhitomir, Choiniki and Korosten Gendarmerie offices, and materials on the organization of Schutzmannschaft units there. 210 pages.

2 Orders about personnel, decorations for gendarmerie members, leaves, etc. Also interrogations of partisans, and reports of anti-partisan operations and partisan activities in the Zhitomir region, 1943. Includes lists of members of the 82nd Infantry Regiment and various Gendarmerie posts and other units. A number of the materials, especially at the end, are also handwritten and in Russia. 235 pages.

3 Orders of the Chief of the Zhitomir gendarmerie on the fight against partisans, the decorating of German police and Gendarmerie, and correspondence between the Khoyniki Gendarmerie post and military units about the fight against partisans, March 1942 - November 1943. Commences with a number of handwritten documents in Russian and German, including what appear to be report diaries for 1943. 285 pages.

4 Police and Gendarmerie Administration. Zhitomir District. Gendarmerie Post Khoyniki, Genfarmerie-Gebiet Rechitza. Reports, orders, deployment and provisioning of Schutzmannschaft. Kommandeur der Gendarmarie Zhitomir, Kommandobefehle for May - July 1943 (nos. 38-48).

Fond 845, Opis 1: Extraordinary Commission of the Byelorussian Republic, Minsk

6 Materials of the Baranovichi Oblast Extraordinary Commission, including statements, reports and lists dated July 1944 - April 1945. The file commences with a number of registers filled in with handwritten Russian lists, followed by pages of typed text in Russian. Cities and rayons: Gorodishe; Liatlovo; Kletzk; Kozlovshchina; Karelichskii; liachovichi; Nesvizh; Slonim; Stolbtsy. 76 pages.


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7 Work of the Vitebsk Oblast Extraordinary Commission, including statements and lists dated March 1944 - May 1945. The file contains registers filed out in handwritten and pages with typed Russian. Rayons and cities: Liozho; Kniapeshche[?]; Orsha; Shul...? (Birotshskii rayon); Mekovskii[?] rayon; gorodok; Surazhchii[?] rayon; Lepel; Bogushevskii rayon; Orsha (30 June 1944); Vitebskii rayon; City of Vitebsk (26 September 1944). Statistical summary of German war crimes in Vitebsk Oblast. Report on Commission findings for Vitebsk Oblast. 88 pages.

8 Documents on the results of the work of the Grodno oblast Extraordinary Commission, July 1944 - May 1945. Includes same contents as previous files, with detailed lists of names and locations. Cities and Rayons: statistical summary; Lida (17 August 1944); Grodno (including testimonies); Mostovskii rayon; Skileskii rayon; Volkoskii rayon; Town of Voron (Voronovskii rayon, 28 February 1945); Sopotsynskii rayon; Porozovskii rayon; Grodnenskii rayon; Radun'skii rayon; Achuchinskii rayon; Vasilishkovskii rayon; City of Grodno. 58 pages.

9 Documents on the results, reports, statistical summaries, and witness statements from the work of the Mogilev oblast Extraordinary Commission, dated October 1944. Similar contents to previous files. 63 pages.

10 Documents on the results, reports, statistical summaries, from the work of the Minsk oblast Extraordinary Commission, dated 1944 and including similar contents to the previous files. 50 pages.

11 Documents on the results of the work of the Minsk oblast Extraordinary Commission, containing predominantly witness statements from Minsk and its environs, July - August 1944. 59 pages.

12 Documents on the results, reports, statistical summaries from the work of the Polessk oblast Extraordinary Commission, dated December 1944 - May 1945 and including similar contents to the previous files. 78 pages.

13 Documents on the results, reports, statistical summaries from the work of the Pinsk city and oblast Extraordinary Commission, dated October 1944 - May 1945 and including similar contents to the previous files. 31 pages.



Reel 6


[Material on reels 6-10 originates with the post-war Soviet Extraordinary Investigation Commission. Only the folder titles on Reel 6 have been translated into English at this time; however the remainder of this reel and the subsequent four reels in the series can be expected to contain similar materials.]

Fond 845, Opis 1

16 List of German war criminals and native collaborators in Byelorussia. 1944. 57 pages.

17 List of German war criminals and native collaborators in Byelorussia. 1944. 43 pages.

55 Statistical summaries of destruction of property and life for every oblast. Summary figures by oblast of atrocities and material losses, 22 November - 5 December 1945. 70 pages.



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56 Statistical summaries of destruction of property and life for every oblast. Various documents on atrocities and material losses inflicted by the German-fascists in the following oblasts: Bobruysck, Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Mogilev, Polessk and Polotsk. no dates. 337 pages.

57 Statistical summaries of destruction of property and life for every oblast. Information on victims and locations of mass graves and/or burnings by German-fascist occupiers in BSSR. no dates. 42 pages.

58 Statistical summaries of destruction of property and life for every oblast. Information on the number of citizens taken to Germany or destroyed, by oblast, in BSSR. no dates. 12 pages.

59 List of war criminals and their collaborators. no dates. 55 pages.

60 Results, reports, and summaries of the Bobruysk oblast Extraordinary Commission. January - June 1945. 95 pages.

61 Results, reports, and summaries of the Vitebsk city, oblast and district-level Extraordinary Commission. June 1945. 20 pages.

62 Protocols of interrogating witnesses about crimes perpetrated by German-fascists aggressors against the peaceful inhabitants of the city of Minsk and its neighborhood. July 1945. 106 pages.

63 Results, reports, and summaries of the Oblast Committee of Molodecheno about calculation of damage and investigation of crimes perpetrated on that territory. March - June 1945. 63 pages.

64 Results, reports, and summaries of the Oblast and District Committee of Polotsk about investigation of crimes perpetrated on that territory. March - May 1945. 61 pages.

206 German documents and Soviet Extraordinary Commission reports compiled in connection with the West German prosecution of KdS Minsk personnel (Heuser, Wilke, Strauch, and others). no dates. 355 pages.

Chief of Einsatzstabes of Sipo/SD, Ostland, Minsk, 18 November 1942: regarding appointment of V.d. Bach as Chief of all antipartisan operations in Russia.

RFSS u. Ch.d. Deutschen Polizei, Himmler, 1 September 1943: regarding "Gwinnung von Arbeitskräften für due deutsche Rüstungs - und Ernährungswirtschaft bei den Bandenkämpfen" (signed V. d. Bach).

BdS and SD, Weissruthenien, 20 October 1943: "Richtlinien für den Einsatz von Kommandos und Truppe der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD by Kampfgruppen zur Bandenbekämpfung" (signed Ehrlinger).

Extroardinary Commission reports (akty): City and Rayon of Glubokoje, 23 March 1945 (German translation); Uzdenskii Rayon, 29 October 1944 (German translation); City of Baranovichi (German translation); City of Borissow (German translation); Interrogation protocol of Egoff, OD in Borissow (German); City of Nesvizh, 4 February 1945 (German translation); City of Misnk, 13 August 1944 (German translation).

Fond 861, Opis 1

1 Results of Oblast and District Committee of Bazanoviche investigation and reports of atrocities and crimes perpetrated on that territory. Includes protocols, interrogations, and lists of citizens shot and deported to Germany. Includes information on the following rayons: Novogrodek; Gorodishchi; Slonism; Batenskii[?]; Ivinets; Stolbtsy. November 1945 - August 1949. 156 pages.

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2 Results of Oblast and District Committee of Bobznisk investigation of crimes on that territory and protocols for interrogation of witnesses. Reports and interrogations/testimonies by oblast, rayons, and cities. January 1945 - June 1949. 464 pages.

3 Results of Oblast and District Committee of Bzest investigation of crimes on that territory. Reports and interrogations/testimonies by oblast, rayons, and cities. November 1945 - July 1949. 82 pages.

4 Results of Oblast and District Committee of Vitebsk investigation of crimes on that territory. Reports and interrogations/testimonies by oblast, rayons, and cities. October 1946 - April 1949. 371 pages.



Reel 7

5-9 Material in Russian containing protocols and interrogations following the ouster of German occupation forces. Reports and interrogations/testimonies by oblast, rayons, and cities.



Reel 8

10-18 Continuation of material in preceding folders. In Russian.



Reel 9

18-27 Continuation of material in preceding folders. In Russian.



Reel 10

27-39 Continuation of material in preceding folders. In Russian.



Reel 11

Fond 370, Opis 1: Main Commissariat Byelorussia

5 Report of the General Commissar of Byelorussia to the Reich Commissar for Ostland on the situation in Byelorussia, 1941, and correspondence to the leaders of the BNS (Byelorussian People's Self-Help) on the need to establish departments of the BNS in all districts of Byelorussia. 1944. 14 pages.

9 Report to the Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories of November 1943 on the killing by partisans of the editor of the "Byelorussian Gazette", Kozlovsky. Also correspondence with the editor of the "Minsk Gazette" on press questions, and lists of newspapers published in the Byelorussian language. 10 pages.

45 Orders of the Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories on political, organizational and economic questions. May 1941 - May 1942. 41 pages.
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53 Instructions of Abteilung IIc (Verwaltung) to Hauptkommissare and Gebietskommissare, October 1, 1941, on topics to be covered in Lagerberichte (mood of the population, the Jewish question, etc.) and subsequent instructions of Reichskommissariat Ostland, June 29, 1942; excerpt from a report of Hauptkommisar Eger (Minsk) following an inspection trip to Vilejka, mentioning confiscation of Jewish property, November 17, 1941; reports by the Gebietskommissar Baranovicze (Werner), 1942 - 1943, on German personnel; Merkblatt fur Reichsdeutsche (mentioning Jews), permits, etc.; correspondence, August 1943, on plan to resettle Germans from areas undergoing bombing to the Ostland; two-year report of OT Einsatz Weissruthenien, November 5, 1943, signed by Oberregierungsbaudirektor Hartwieg, depicting organization, projects, and statistics of workers employed, including Germans, natives, foreigners, prisoners of war, and Jews; draft protocol of a meeting of Hauptabteilungsleiter and Abteilungsleiter, January 29, 1942, which includes discussions about Jews, partisans, Poles, and churches. Also operational reports of leaders of the SS and Police on battles with partisans during June 1942, and information on the structure and sphere of activities of Organization Todt, October 1941 -April 1944. Much of the material is barely legible. 177 pages.

55 Generalkommissariat Weissruthenien (Byelorussia). Hauptkommissariat Minsk. Reports of inspection trips to Gebietskommissariat Glebokie about conditions of administration and personnel, 14 November 1941 - 25 July 1942. 23 pages. Includes lists of personnel and positions, and salary lists for indigenous personnel. Noteworthy are the reports of: Landrat Eger, 17 November 1941 and 8 December 1941; Hauptkommissariat Paulsen, 25 July 1942.

57 Report on the work of the district bureau, and letter of Kvirnesky to the General Commissar on the arrangement of the Byelorussian state. Also directives from the Reich Commission of the Occupied Eastern Territories on the strengthening of the guard around the POW camp, and celebrating the 1st of May. December 1942 - May 1943. Many pages are of poor quality and are difficult to read. 50 pages.

64 Orders of the Reich Minister of the Occupied Eastern Territories and the GKB, instructions of the Reichsfuehrer of the SS on the war with the partisans, state schedule of the Minsk Council for 1943 -1944, budget allocations by the GKB department for 1943, and information on the area, its population and population density according to a USSR census taken in April 1941. Many of the materials are of poor quality, and others have been translated into Russian. 86 pages.

80 Orders of Hitler, the Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories, and the General Commissar for Byelorussia on the conduct of mobilization, improvement of transportation, reorganization of the structure of the GKB, and improving the administration of Byelorussia, August 1941 - January 1944. Includes a comprehensive list of the names and birthdates of personnel in each of the local economic offices throughout Byelorussia, and complete lists of the administrative structure throughout the region. Many of the documents are barely legible. 523 pages.

138 Monthly reports to Baranovichi Oblast Commission on the state of health and movement of various diseases among the civilian population, as well as reports on Jewish doctors sent to the ghetto and their replacement by doctors of other nationalities. Many of the materials are handwritten in German or typed in the Russian language. no dates. 97 pages.

141 Correspondence with Health departments of the Reich Commissar for Ostland and Berlin firms on needs for medicines and their shipment. The majority of the documents are dated 1942 and 1943. 163 pages.

221 Financial reports of district cashiers of GKB for September - December 1941, and the distribution of monies confiscated from the Jews among GKB officials, September 1941 - September 1943. Contains for the most part handwritten lists showing the dates and amounts of deposits of monies. 44 pages.


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386A Reports on the provisioning and supplying of German units guarding forests, and reports on partisan activities in Byelorussia. 1942 and 1943. 36 pages.

468 Records of the Staff of CBM and circulars of the Reich Commissar for Ostland and the General Commissar for Byelorussia on the method of administrating former Soviet property and the splitting up and distribution of property confiscated from Jewish civilians. Most materials originate in the first half of 1943. 76 pages.

480 Report of Slonim District Commissariat of 21 March 1943 on the activities of Byelorussian Self-Help Units and Soviet partisans. Also correspondence with Organization Todt on the distribution of property confiscated from Jewish civilians. May 1942 - March 1943. 9 pages.

481 SS orders on plans for anti-partisan Operations "Kotbus" and "Hamburg", protocol of a meeting of District Commissars on the settlement of refugees from the Caucasus, reports on partisan activity, and proposals of the agricultural organization "Vostok", December 1942 - July 1943. Including the report of a Russian battalion switching sides to partisans in Glebokie, with references to Jews among partisans and ghetto ausgerauchert August 2, 1943. A number of sections of these documents have been translated into Russian, and many of the documents originate with the SS "Druschina" unit which was stationed in the Glebokie area during the summer of 1943. 39 pages.

483 Schedule of Gluboksk district Commissariat as of 1 June 1942, reports to the General Commissar for Byelorussia on local mayors and the "BNS" organization, progress reports from the Glebokie and Braslaw areas on punitive operations to destroy the Jewish people and the seizure of Jewish property, and work on various construction and industrial projects, June - October 1942. The report of July 1, 1942, deals in some detail with the Judenaktion in the ghettos of the Gebiet, with enumerations indicating the deaths of about 12,000 Jews and a remainder of slightly more than 2,000. Some materials are translated into Russian, and a number of personnel lists are also included in this file. 214 pages.

485 Report of Slutsk department of the "Vostok" trade organization to the General Commissar in Minsk, 5 August 1942, on the results of the Jewish pogroms in Kopyl. Also correspondence with the Slutsk district Commissar on partisan activity in the area, indigenous employees, identification cards, production, physicians, health, and other administrative matters, June - October 1942. Included is a memorandum by Hauptkommissar Paulsen, August 4, 1942, warning about employment of Jews as translators in the office of the Gebietskommissar. 34 pages.

486 Roster of the General Commissariat offices dated 1944 and information, including names and positions, on the structure of the administrative districts in the Baltic states, Byelorussia, and the Ukraine. Report of the Minsk district Commissariat on the distribution of property confiscated from Jews, November 1941 - March 1944. Includes as undated speech or article by Kube, and another by Kaminski in Lokot dated August 1942. Correspondence between Stadtkommissar Janetzke and Kube about unwillingness of Volga Germans to move into former ghetto apartments and an order by Kube forbidding employment of Jews in any shelter or household of Germans and referring to punishment of Germans for transgression against the Nuremberg laws. Other documents include handwritten lists of Jewish laborers in the area. Many of the materials are barely legible. 72 pages.

487 Orders of the commanding general of defence forces and of the commanders of the rear area of Army Group Center on the provisioning of civilian employees and other matters during 1941, order of the BNR of 14 March 1944 on the treatment of deserters from the partisans, structure of the "BNS" as of 10 March 1943, and reports on the work of the Slutsk District Commissariat, March 1943 - June 1944. A number of the materials are typed or handwritten in Russian, and others are barely legible. 108 pages.


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493 Article by a member of the Department of Forests and Lumber of the General Commissariat, stationed in Nowogrodek, on "Fighting Partisans in Winter Weather", 9 November 1942. 12 pages.

540 Hitler Order of 16 January 1942 on the contents of the administrative ruling apparatus for the Occupied Eastern Territories, and orders of the latter, as well as correspondence with German firms on rates of pay for different categories of workers. Most of the latter are dated late 1942 - early 1943, and a number of the documents are duplicated. 80 pages.



Reel 12

Minsk Oblast Archive (Belarus)

Fond 15, Opis 3

File Title - Description

457 State Archive of Pukhovichsk District, Minsk Oblast, City Mar'ina Gorka. Contains acts and lists. Records of the District Extraordinary Commission for Pukhovichsk District, Minsk Oblast. Pukhovichskii rayon report regarding liquidation of Jews (including map/sketch of location of killings and lists of victims shot or seized). 6 October 1944 - 3 November 1945. 89 pages.

Fond 681, Opis 1

1 Dzerzhinskii rayon (including Finance Department). Reports and registers on the disposal of former Jewish property and a list of citizens needing help. 31 October - 28 November 1941. 146 pages.

Fond 688, Opis 3

1 Minsk City Commissariat. Correspondence with the Generalkommissariat Byelorussia, with army kommandantura regarding public health, sanitary installations, infections and venereal diseases, hospitals, epidemics, ghetto, Jewish doctors. Requests to reinstate Jewish doctors and dentists in local Minsk hospital; permission granted to work and reside in the hospital, with family members. Shortage of soap, hence can no longer be supplied to the ghetto's Süchenkrankenhaus. 31 October 1941 - 31 March 1942. 277 pages.

4 Minsk City Commissariat. Distribution of clothing and items by request, from those items taken from Jews. Statements of local inhabitants on need for appartments. Records, 1942 - 1944, about municipal traffic, Reisekosten, Schwerarbeiterzulagen; Quartierzuweisungsscheine, etc. 12 November 1941 - 4 November 1943.

8 Minsk City Commissariat. Correspondence with the city organization of the NSDAP on procuring an office building for the NSDAP. Housing problems, 1942. Correspondence involving Plenske, Loebel, Janetzke, General Sperling, Obergruppenführer von dem Bach: Military and SS needs for accomodations. Mention of Latvian and Ukrainian auxiliaries, members of SD, unusable toilets, etc. 20 June 1942 - 8 June 1943.

Fond 688, Opis 5

6 Minsk City Commissariat. Receipts for the issuance of clothing to Germans and Russians from those taken from Jews. 18 March - 8 April 1943.

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Fond 1343, Opis 3

2 The Extraordinary Committee of the Minsk District Council of Workers Deputies (General Department of Minsk). Lists of citizens shot, hung or tortured by the German occupying forces in the Minsk District. 18 August - 31 October 1944.

Fond 2316, Opis 1

379 Administration of Culture of the Executive Committee of the Minsk Council of Writers Deputies in Minsk. Lists of villages burned during the war (1941-1945), either completely or partially burned, in Minsk Oblast.

Fond 634, Opis 1

2 Security Service of Krupsk District. Reports on partisan activity. 20 September 1943 - 25 April 1944.

Fond 623, Opis 2

1 Correspondence of the Gebietskommissar in Minsk Oblast, including materials on the confiscation of metals, December 3, 1941; and an order for the registration of Jewish property, October 14, 1941. Most material in the folder is in Russian. [NOT ON REEL 12]

68 Minsk District Council, Finance Department. Documents. Inventories of Jewish property and property acquired during military action. 24 October - 4 November 1941.

144 Minsk District Council. On lumbering, on transport of wood, on organization of Post Office. Lists of teachers credentialed to work in the census of population. no dates.



Reel 13

Belarus Central State Archive

Fond 370, Opis 1: General Commissar for Byelorussia (GKB), Main Department I, Political Department

File Title - Description

1255 A number of documents dealing with labor and economic questions including a lengthy report by Lohse, Reich Commissar for Ostland, dated 11 January 1943. Other documents originate with the office of the General Commissar in Minsk and are also dated early 1943, or deal with the calling of a meeting of District Commissars with the Reich Commissar. Documents are dated January 1943 - March 1944. 41 pages.

1256 Includes an organization plan for the offices of the Commissariat, establishing institutions of care and public health by executive order. 1943. 10 pages.

1258 Regulations of the organizations "Byelorussian Nationalists" and "Byelorussian National Front", and articles about international questions and of an anti-Soviet character. A great deal of this material is typed in Russian, and most of the file appears to contain propaganda statements, undated for the most part. no dates. 34 pages.


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1262 Protocol and materials of a meeting of Oblast Commissars, Chiefs of higher departments and chiefs of departments of the General Commissariat in Minsk. Much of the material is handwritten in Russian or German and is barely legible. The German file folder which covers this material is entitled "Protokoll uber die Tagung der Gebietskommissare Hauptabteilungsleiter und Abteilungsleiter des Generalkommissars in Minsk", 8-10 April 1943. The file ends with several lengthy speeches by different German administrative and police officials on the economic, labor, and security situation, and that of refugees, in occupied Byelorussia. A number of the latter documents appear to be duplicated. 318 pages.

1263 Protocol of meeting of chiefs of Main Departments and District Commissars of the General Commissariat in the city of Minsk from 8-10 April 1943 about political and economic standing of the General District of Byelorussia, problems in the field management of industry, handicrafts, and other questions. This material is a continuation of the previous file, with a table of contents at the beginning for the proceedings of the three day conference. The speeches deal with a number of issues to do with the exploitation and administration of occupied Byelorussia. 163 pages.

1264 Protocol of meeting of chiefs of Main Departments and District Commissars of the General Commissariat in the city of Minsk from 8-10 April 1943 about political and economic standing of the General District of Byelorussia, problems in the field management of industry, handicrafts, and other questions. This material appears to be a continuation of the previous two files, with a table of contents at the beginning for the proceedings of the three day conference. The speeches deal with a number of issues to do with the exploitation and administration of occupied Byelorussia. 163 pages.

1265 Plan for the reorganization of gendarmerie and police detachments of Gliantsevits District in 1943. Lists of police strong points and gendarmerie and Schutzmannschaft strengths in posts situated throughout the regions of the District Commissariats of Byelorussia, in addition to various other materials relating to police operations in the occupied areas and the erection of fortified villages. There are also correspondence with District Commissariats in Slutsck and Slonim about establishing defensive villages in those districts, dated March - September 1943, and a number of other reports on various economic activities are barely legible. Most of the material in this file is dated 1943. 52 pages.

1277 Protocol of a meeting of Byelorussian propagandists which took place in the city of Minsk during the period 25-30 October 1943. The subject of the conference was the tasks and duties of propagandists, conditions of school education, enlistments of indigenous civilians to labor, tasks of young people, and the struggles against the partisans. Most of this file seems to deal with German propaganda campaigns in occupied Byelorussia, including statements by SD propaganda officials. 36 pages.

1286 Report of the District Commissariat of Nowogrodek of September 1943 about the conduct of a propaganda campaign among the inhabitants in conjunction with anti-partisan operation "Hermann". A number of examples of the propaganda material placards, leaflets, newspaper articles and other materials employed in that campaign are contained in the file, including pleas for the indigenous inhabitants to volunteer to work in Germany. 197 pages.

1334 Only two pages of material, from the Minsker Zeitung, about a question of law dated 8 January 1943, were contained in this file.

1378 Amtlicher Anzeiger, 1943: Gebuhren, Friedensrichter; propaganda personnel; Forst; and various other regulations. 65 pages.

1379 Early organization chart of the Generalbezirk. Vereinfachung der Verwaltung, 1943. Fuhrungsstab Politik. Correspondence about organization. 1943 - 1944. 41 pages.

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1380 Organizational matters. 1943 - 1944. 26 pages.

1385 Various items, 1943 - 1944: Bekleidung; Schriftverkehr; Impfungen; Schutzmannschaftsdorfer; Luftschutz, etc. 39 pages.

1396 Generalbezirk Geschaftsverteilungsplan in detail. 1943. 68 pages.

1419 Draft of telephone directory of offices and firms in Minsk. Early 1943. 78 pages.

1420 Various items, including organizational plans, Arbeitsausweise, regulations for Beamtenanstellung and Befordung, etc. 1944. 94 pages.

1424 Name list of officials liable to be inducted into military service. 1943. 48 pages.

1429 Hinterbliebenenversorgung. no date. 5 pages.

1430 Regulations for Schriftverkehr, including Zeichnungsbefugnis; organization chart of Personalamt. Regulations for Dienststunde, Dienstreisen. 1944. 67 pages.

1432 Population by Gebiet and Kreis (rayon) in the Generalbezirk, as of January 1, 1943. Correspondence about officials considered "unabkommlich." Angestelltenkarten of Byelorussian employees in Dienststellen. Name list of about 500 German officials. List of Gemeinden. Partial list of Kreislandwirte. 58 pages.

1433 Name lists, handwritten, of officials, by office. no date. 22 pages.

1434 Individual, dated and signed, declarations by officials that they are not related by blood or marriage to Russians, Poles, Czechs, or Serbs. 405 pages. (Note: continued on Reel 16.)



Reel 14

Contains no fond, opis, or folder numbers. The single item on the film reel is an Amtliches Fernsprechbuch, Minsk, February 1942, with no names.



Reel 15

Fond 623, Opis 2

File Title - Description

1 Gebietskommissariat Minsk-Land. Orders and directives regarding population of Minsk rayon; structure of rayon administration and number of personnel employed 17 July 1941 - 5 September 1942. 213 pages. Includes also Extraordinary Commission report (akt), Old Minsk rayon; Byelorussian language material regarding correspondence of Gebietskommissar with local (indigenious) administrators; Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Weissruthenien (no. 3, Jahrgang 1); Feldkommandantura, Military Administration Section regarding "Richtlinien für die vorläufigen Bürgermeister" (in German and Byelorussian).

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Fond 634, Opis 1

3 Reports of SD (SS Security Service) investigations about persons accused of Communist Party membership in connection with partisan activity. 1943. 220 pages. (All Russian translations of SD documents).



Reel 16

Belarus Central State Archives

1434 Continuation of Reel 13, Fond 370, General Commission for Byelorussia, Political Department Opis 1, Folder 1434. no date.

1437 Urlaubscheine and Reiseverkehr.

1446 List of officials and employees, born 1908 and later, in central administration of the Generalbezirk and in Gebiete. Lists of officials and employees of all ages, with positions, arranged by place, including Minsk-Stadt and Gebiete. no dates.

1447 Short name list of employees. no dates.

1449 Generalkommissariat Weissruthenien (Byelorussia). Administrative structure of the Commissariat. Personnel forms; passes; basic organization of Reichsministerium for the Eastern Occupied Territories. Lists of Byelorussian propagandists and collaborators in Abteilung Politik. Personalbogen (personal forms). no dates.

1453 Personnel forms. Generalkommissariat Weissruthenien. Correspondence between Rosenberg's Ostministerium and the German Hospital in Minsk. no dates.

1458 Personalabgange, transfers, turnover. 1943.

1461 Name list of personnel. no dates.

1462 Name list of personnel. no dates.

1463 Name list of personnel. no dates.

1464 Name list of personnel. no dates.

1465 Name list of personnel. no dates.

1469 Telephone directory of officials at the Generalbezirk and Gebiet level. 1943.

1569 Hauptabteilung Verwaltung/Abteilung Recht: investigations. Generalkommissariat Weissruthenien. Hauptabteilung III, 18 April 1942 - 13 May 1944. 182 pages. Directive to Gebietskommissariats regarding Jews cannot be employed as drivers, 20 August 1942. Abschrift regarding partisan damage to Trofwerke, question of guarding units consisting of Ukrainian and Lithuanian Schuma, 10 March 1943.

1578 Hauptabteilung Verwaltung/Abteilung Recht: investigations.

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1659 Hauptabteilung Verwaltung/Kasse: payments to firms, etc. 1943. Hauptabteilung III/Treuhandverwaltung, March 30, 1944, on Torfwerke, including reference to a Ukrainian Torfschutzkommando of 700 men. 182 pages.

2123 Hauptabteilung Wirtschaft: reports on anti-partisan operations, 1943. Order by von Gottberg, September 15, 1943, on Operation Fritz, and reports about the operation raising questions about the burning down of villages. Reports by landwirtschaftliche Aussenstellen on results of anti-partisan operations, including a report by Kreislandwirt Johann Bolt about incineration of villages and the killing of Byelorussian men, women, and children. Report by Abteilung Forst und Holz expressing pessimism about the future, and a report about Operation Hornung criticizing the wounding of hogs and loss of agricultural products. 65 pages.

2125 Hauptabteilung Wirtschaft/Abteilung Ernahrung and Landwirtschaft on administrative matters. 59 pages.

2127 Kasse: bills. 1943 - 1944. 30 pages.

2128 Hauptabteilung II, several items, including a warning by Kube not to employ Jews in German households, August 9, 1943, and a visit by Gauleiter Alfred Meyer of the Reichsministerium, August 24 and 25, 1943. 20 pages.

2180 Ostarbeiter and refugee transports. December 1943.

2496 Hauptabteilung Verwaltung: discussion of war damage. 1943

2500 Hauptabteilung Verwaltung: support for families of SS-Auxiliaries. 1944.

2506 Hauptabteilung Verwaltung: native helpers (scouts). 1942.

2514 In Russian. List of names. no dates.

2515 Hauptabteilung I: personnel. 1944. Telephone numbers. 28 pages.

2516 Hauptabteilung Verwaltung: movements of personnel, June 1944. Cossacks. Shipments of agricultural commodities westward. 102 pages.

2517 Items of short correspondence about individuals, production, etc. 1944.

2518 Items of short correspondence about individuals, production, etc. 1944.

2519 Items of short correspondence about individuals, production, etc. 1944.

2520 Items of short correspondence about individuals, production, etc. 1944.

2521 Items of short correspondence about individuals, production, etc. 1944.

2522 Items of short correspondence about individuals, production, etc. 1944.







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Fond 370, Opis 1: General Commissar for Byelorussia (GKB), Main Department I, Political Department

File Title - Description

2523 Short correspondence by Gebietskommissare about evacuations. May - June 1944. 25 pages.

2524 Telephone directory listing officials. January 1944.

2525 Telephone directory listing officials and firms. May 1944.

2526 Large fragment of telephone directory. no dates.

2528 Telephone directory listing officials of the Generalbezirk and Minsk-Stadt. May 1944. 40 pages.

2542 Alphabetical list of names; Abgänge and Zugänge. April 1944. Urlaub, etc. 1944. Personnel changes, including names of officials killed by partisans. 1943. 43 pages.

2544 Rank lists. 9 pages.

2567 Reports of Fleckfieber and other diseases in the rayons of the Gebiet Baranovichi. 238 pages.

2682 Hauptabteilung III on automobiles, 1944. Budgetary matters, including format of the budget and advances. Organization of Abteilung Verwaltung, 1943. Finances of Minsker Zeitung. Policy for awarding medals to members of Ostvölker, June 1943. Organization of Verkehrsabteilung, 1942. Telegram and telegraph communication. Order by Hauptabteilung III that Jews are not to drive vehicles, August 12, 1942. 120 pages.

Fond 370, Opis 4

1 Table of contents for Office Correspondence of General Commissar. 1941 - 1942.

2 Table of contents for Office Correspondence of General Commissar. 1941 - 1942.

3 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Kauen. September 1941.

4 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Kauen. September 1941.

5 Mitteilungsblatt des Reichskommissars Ostland. 1941 - (?).

7 (mislabeled 5 in microfilm) Table of contents for Publications of the Reichskommissar. 1941 - (?).

13 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Weissruthenien. 1942.

14 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Weissruthenien. 1942.

15 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Kauen. 1942.

16 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Kauen. 1942.

17 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Kauen. 1942.

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18 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Kauen. 1942.

19 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Reval. 1942. (Note: continued on Reel 18.)



Reel 18

20 Fond 370, opis 4, folder 19, continued.

21 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Riga. 1942.

22 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Riga. 1942.

23 Mitteilungsblatt des Reichskommissars Ostland. 1942.

51 Verordnungsblatt des Reichsministers for the Eastern Occupied Territories. 1942.

52 Verordnungsblatt des Reichskommissars Minsk. 1943.

76 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Minsk. 1943.

77 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Kauen. 1943.

78 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Reval. 1943.

79 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Reval. 1943.



Reel 19

Fond 370, Opus 4

File Title - Description

80 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Kauen. 3 February - 15 August 1943.

81 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars Riga. 6 January - 31 December 1943. Decree for work of official staff on occupied territory of 1943.

82 Verordnungsblatt des Reichsministers für die besetzten Ostgebiete. 19 January - 19 October 1943.

83 Verordnungsblatt des Reichskommissars für die Ukraine. 30 January - 20 September 1943.

90 Mitteilungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 4 January - 31 December 1943.

105 Amtlicher Anzeiger des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 25 August - 24 December 1943.

106 Verordnungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 31 January - 31 December 1943.

107 Amtsblatt Reichsverkehrsdirektion Minsk. 1 January - 24 April 1943.

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121 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars in Minsk. 28 January - 25 March 1944.

122 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars in Riga. 5 January - 7 June 1944.

123 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars in Reval. 10 January - 10 June 1944.

124 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars in Kauen. 20 January - 25 March 1944 (continues on next reel).



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Fond 370, opus 4 (continued)

124 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars in Kauen. 20 January - 25 March 1944 (continue).

127 Mitteilungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 15 January - 5 May 1944.

130 Amtlicher Anzeiger des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 18 January - 5 June 1944.

131 Verordnungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 10 January - 9 June 1944.

133 Amtsblatt Reichsverkehrsdirektion Minsk. 1 January - 19 June 1944.

136 Collected orders and decrees of the Reichsministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories. 28 May 1940 - 30 October 1941.

137 Official Information Bulletin of the Generalkommissar for the city of Kaunas of April 1944. In Lithuanian.

138 Official Information Bulletin of the Generalkommissar for the city of Kaunas. 15 October 1943 - 7 March 1944.

139 Amtlicher Anzeiger 1941 for the Occupied Eastern Territories. 28 September - 31 December 1941.

140 Amtlicher Anzeiger 1941 for the Occupied Eastern Territories. 24 October - 29 November 1941.

Fond 370, opus 5

1 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars für Weissruthenien. 30 September - 30 November 1941.

2 Verkündungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 30 August - 23 December 1941.



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Fond 370, opus 5 (continued)

File Title - Description

4 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars für Weissruthenien. 20 January - 20 June 1942.

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5 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars für Minsk. 21 July - 31 December 1942.

6 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars für Kauen. 26 March - 31 December 1942.

7 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars für Riga. 3 November - 31 December 1942.

8 Inhaltsverzeichnis des Mitteilungsblattes des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 30 September 1941 - 24 October 1942.

10 Dienstblatt der Generalpostkommissars Ostland, Riga. 18 March - 24 September 1942.

11 Verkundungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 10 January - 27 February 1942.

12 Verkundungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland, Riga. 9 March - 15 May 1942.

13 Verkundungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland, Riga. 8 June - 31 December 1942.

21 Verordnungsblatt des Reichskommissars für die Ukraine. 15 November - 31 December 1942.

30 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars in Minsk. 10 January - 26 July 1943.

31 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars in Minsk. 2 August - 30 December 1943.

32 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars in Riga. 6 January - 31 December 1943.

33 Inhaltsverzeichnis des Mitteilungsblattes des Reichskommissars für die Ostland. 15 January - 4 December 1943.

34 Verordnungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 31 January - 31 December 1943 (continues onto reel 22).

36 Amtlicher Anzeiger des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 25 August - 24 November 1943.



Reel 22

Fond 370, opus 5 (continued)

34 Verordnungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 31 January - 31 December 1943 (continued from previous reel).

41 Verordnungsblatt des Reichsministers für die Besetzten Ostgebiete. 18 January 1943 - 12 February 1944.

42 Verordnungsblatt des Reichsministers für die Besetzten Ostgebiete, Ukraine. 10 March - 28 June 1943.

43 Amtsblatt Reichsverkehrsdirektion Minsk. 1 January - 29 March 1943.

44 Amtsblatt Reichsverkehrsdirektion Minsk. 8 May - 20 December 1943.

49 Amtsblatt des Generalkommissars in Minsk. 28 January - 10 February 1944.

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50 Verordnungsblatt des Reichskommissars Ostland. 10 January - 25 May 1944.

51 Amtlicher Anzeiger des Reichskommissars für die Ostland. 18 January - 15 June 1944.

54 Amtsblatt Reichsverkehrsdirektion Minsk. 1-31 January 1944.

55 Mitteilungsblatt des Reichskommissars für das Ostland. 29 January - 10 June 1944.

Fond 370, opus 6

4 G.K.B. Political department. Orders of the G.K.B. about organizing of bureau and department of tutorial management attached to department of economy of G.K.B. Regulation of attendance of movie house in the city of Minsk. Transfer of management of collective farm and government properties on the occupied territory to specal commission. Establishment of strict control of offical posts and correspondence with the Reichskommissariat Ostland and district commissariats about those questions. 10 February 1942 - 8 February 1943.

20 G.K.B. management department. Verwaltungsamt regarding Report of the Generalkommissariat of Lithuania, "Stand und Leistungen der Gesamtwirtschaft des Generalbezirks Litauen, 14 March 1944," about work from 1 September 1941 - 1 September 1943. 338 pages. Informative report in that it gives a fairly comprehensive account of the structure and activity of the Generalkommissariat's civil administration, which generally is also applicable to the Generalkommissariat Byelorussia (also includes flow-charts of the Kommissariats administrative structure).

5 G.K.B. Political department. Correspondence with the Reichsministry for the occupied eastern territory, District commissariats of the cities of Minsk and Vileika about the possibility of carrying out divine services of different religions in a district. 13 November 1941 - 5 January 1944.

25A G.K.B. Correspondence with central management of the organization Todt in the city of Berlin with the District commissariat in the city of Roslarl about transfer the stenographer Edit rotep to the G.K.B. disposal. 12 September 1941 - 12 January 1943.

42 G.K.B. Political department. Report of 30 May 1942 to Reichsministry for the occupied eastern territories A. Rozenberg about political situation on the territory of occupied Byelorussia.

43 G.K.B. Political department. Directives of the head of the SS and Chief of Police of Germany, Himmler, about the struggle against partisans and about the collection of farm produce from a peoples of occupied eastern territories. "Weisungen über die Erfassung bei Bandenbekämpfungen, 22 October 1942 [?]." 22 October 1942 - 27 October 1943. 14 pages.

43A G.K.B. Political department. Memorandum of 19 October 1942 and summary of the head of the economy department of the G.K.B. to the Reichskommissariat Ostland about the economic situation and about partisan atrocities in a district of Byelorussia. 9 October - 10 October 1942.

43B G.K.B. Political Department. Memorandum of 15 October 1942 of the District commissariat for the city of Gantsevichy (Hansewitsche) to the Hauptkommissar for the city of Baranovitsche about diversions of partisans and partisan activity in the District and correspondence with District commissariat in the city of Gantsevichy about transfer of employees to the G.K.B. disposal. 20 June - 15 October 1942.

49 G.K.B. Political department. Report of the nationalist A. Abramioritz of 17 March 1942 about living standard of the people of the USSR on the eve of 22 June 1941.
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50 G.K.B. Management Department. Leaflets of partisans, summaries of the Soviet information bureau, secret newspapers which had been published on an occupied territory. 3 June 1942 - 9 December 1943.

98 G.K.B. Memorandums of Byelorussian nationalists to the G.K.B. about partisans involvement in Byelorussia and others about methods of struggle against partisans. Order about introducing into practice the order of Hitler of 30 January 1944 about rewarding a peoples especially distinguishing themselves in the struggle against partisans by badge, "For Struggle against Partisans" First, Second, and Third Class. 8 - 22 April 1943.

99 G.K.B. Political Department. Instructions of representative of the Reichsführer-SS of struggle against partisans of 20 February 1943 about methods of struggle against partisans. Reports of District Commissariats, Byelorussian Zada of confidence and witness evidences of German employees about activity of a Byelorussian and Polish partisans. 22 February - 12 August 1943. 15 pages. Directive (Abschrift), v.d. Bach: "Richtlinien für die Bandenbekämpfung, 26 February 1943." Feldgendarmerie Gruppe, Kobryn regarding mines planted by partisans, 12 August 1943. Lagebericht (Gebokie).

109 Correspondence with Reichsministry of occupied eastern territories, the press publishing houses for the District commissariats of the cities of Slutsk and Slonim, information bureau of Byelorussia in the city of Minsk about delivery and distribution of printed materials and newspapers. 3 April 1943 - 24 June 1944.

110 G.K.B. Protocol of a meeting if District commissars of Byelorussia, heads of a main department and subdivision of the G.K.B. of 8 April 1943 about the political and economic situation in the General district of Byelorussia. 8-10 April 1943.

114 G.K.B. Correspondence with the Reichskommissariat Ostland and departments of the G.K.B. about organization questions and selection of personnel. 2 September 1942 - 23 June 1943.

163 G.K.B. Identification cards of citizens from inhabitants which are under special guard of German powers. 28 June 1944.

169 G.K.B. Forms, autobiography, registration forms of staff, travelling instructions for employees of the G.K.B. 16 August 1942 - 13 June 1944.

189 Copies of documents with information about POWs escaped from prison and died in German labor camps and concentration camps. no dates.



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Fond 370, opus 6 (continued)

190 Documents about struggle of Byelorussian peoples against German fascist aggressors and about punitive actions of Germans against partisans (orders, memorandums, telegrams, reports), got from Poland. 8 November 1942 - 22 December 1943.

191 G.K.B. Report of Police of Safety and SD of 20 August 1942 about making more active of activities of partisans on the occupied territory of Byelorussia and reports of military units and sub-unit to higher command about conducting of an action against partisans. Documents got from Poland. 13 September 1941 - 20 November 1942.

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192 Copies of documents with information that illustrate the struggle of the Byelorussian peoples on the temporary occupied territory of Ostland (from CGA of LSSR). 15 September 1942 - 20 November 1943.

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Postby Benoit Douville » 26 Mar 2006 20:52

Here is another site of interest concerning the Nazi occupation of Belarus:

http://www.archives.gov.by/evov/eokkup.html

There is also the Khatyn memorial in Belarus. 618 Belarusian villages was burned Alive by the Nazi during WWII in SS operations against guerilla troops. 185 of burned Belarusian villages were never re-established after war - they have disappeared from the face of the earth!

http://www.belarusguide.com/travel1/Khatyn.html

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Postby David Thompson » 26 Mar 2006 21:07

Thanks, Benoit.


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