Nazi War Crimes Records in Russia (Polizei)

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Nazi War Crimes Records in Russia (Polizei)

Post by David Thompson » 10 Feb 2003 04:51

Here is a finders' guide on Nazi war crimes records (Polizei) in Russia, from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum website at:

http://www.ushmm.org/uia-cgi/uia_doc/ar ... RG11001M15

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid

Deutsche Polizeieinrichtungen in den okkupierten Gebieten (Zus. Archivfonds) (Osobyi Fond #1323) (Amalgamated fond: German Police Agencies in Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the USSR.) [manuscript RG-11.001M.15]


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1 P Gestapo, Altona. no date.

2 P Regional department of Bismarck-Hutte. no date.

3 P Braunschweig political police. no date.

50 Himmler's directives on creating security units in the event of emergencies in the occupied territories. Correspondence relating to the formation of these units from among the local population and POWs. 1941 - 1943. 31 pp.

Notes on specific documents in folder 50:

pp 1-2 August 1942 - two orders from SS-Reich Leader/Kommandostab regarding the reinforcement of SS and Police units in the occupied Eastern territories.
3-7 7 February 1941 - Directive from Himmler's office about the drafting of personnel into the ranks of the German police, with an attachement entitled: "Sonderbestimmungen für die Polizei."
8-9 July 1941 - Directive and telex concerning the organization of Order Police units in the occupied Eastern territories.
10 25 July 1941 - Directive from the office of the RSSuChdDP (Der Reichsführer und Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern) about the creation of indigenous police formations to aid the German police in the area of the occupied Eastern territories. Himmler specifically mentions Ukrainians, Balts, and Byelorussians as ethnic groups from which to draft members.
11 31 July 1941- Directive from RSSuChdDP concerning indigenous formations which are to be called "Schutzmannschaften", outline of organizational details.
12-17 31 July 1941 - Directives from RSSuChdDP concerning the planning and constructions of SS and police posts in the area of Ostland.
18 2 August 1941 - Directive from RSSuChdDP concerning the position of SSPFs [Polizeistandortführer] in the army rear areas in relation to the HSSPFs.
19 5 August 1941 - Directive from the chief of the order police outlining the sphere of duties for SSPFs and Standortkommandanten.
20 9 August 1941 - Directive from RSSuChdDP, assigning an assistant [Leiter des persönlichen Büros] to each HSSPF in the occupied Eastern territories.
21 9 August 1941 - Directive from RSSuChdDP concerning the organization of SS and police in the occupied Eastern territories. Establishment of the offices of HSSPFs and SSPFs.
22 23 September 1941 - Telex from office of RSSuChdDP concerning the Uk. position [Uk. Stellung] of members of the uniformed order police.
23 19 October 1941 - Directives from RSSuChdDP regarding contact with foreigners.
24 4 November 1941 - Directives from RSSuChdDP outlining regulation for handling secret or protected correspondence.

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25-31 Documents relating to an operation of the order police in Marseille.

51 Materials on the organization of police institutions in the occupied USSR. 1941 - 1943. 152 pp.

Circular report about Orpo forces designated for stationing on Georgian General Territory, headquarters in Tbilisi; same for Orpo in Kalmyk District (Astrakhan). Various messages concerning movements of individual SS and police members in Caucasus.

52 Headquarters directives from the Chief of the SS and Police in the Caucasus. no date. 62 pp.

SS accomodations in Rostov; administrative matters, listing of supervisors, duty officer responsibilities, etc. Duty roster of Commanding General of Security Forces and Commander of Army Region A. 1942.

Notes on specific documents in folder 52:

pp 1-70 Collection of orders [Stabsbefehle], 1942 -1943, mostly from HSSPF for the Caucasus.
70-77 List drawn up by the office of the Commander von Roques, dated 20 November 1942, outlining the duties [Diensteinteilung] of various posts and departments under the jurisdiction of the General Commander of the Security Troops and the Commander of Army Area A.

53 Correspondence, especially between police institutions in the occupied territories, 1941 - 1943. 79 pp.

List of official correspondence, from where, when, and synopses of contents, mostly involving troop and staff movements in occupied Soviet region. Tasks of Orpo liaison officers attached to military , and SS divisions and Einsatzgruppen (specially Gruppe D in Causasus). Reorganization of SS and police forces in Military District South. Letter from Reichsminister and Chief of Reich's Chancellory, Lammers, to Rosenberg, Reichsminister for Occupied Eastern Territories, subject: competences of Reichsführer SS (Himmler) in the occupied territories (citing Hitler support for actions by SS about which Rosenberg had apparently complained).

Notes on specific documents in folder 53:

pp 1-71 Correspondence, orders and directives, mostly emanating from the offices of the HSSPF Caucasus, HSSPF Russia South and HSSPF Ukraine. 1941 - 1942.
72 4 October 1941 - Memorandum from Chief of Order Police concerning Hitler's order, assigning to him jurisdiction over the HSSPFs, SSPFs and SSPSFs.
73 12 September 1941 - Memorandum from Chief of Sipo/SD, addressed to all HSSPFs, concerning the position of the RFSS in the occupied Eastern territories.
74-5 6 September 1941 - Letter from Dr. Lammers to Reich Minister Rosenberg, regarding a conversation with Hitler about the relationship between the RFSS and the Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories.
76 6 September 1941 - Telegram from Chief of Order Police and addressed to HSSPFs, outlining a change in directives: the reinforcement troops for the army rear areas in the occupied Eastern territories are to be subordinated to the HSSPFs.

55-61 Poland:

55 KRIPO department in Lodz/Litzmannstadt, with the duties and distribution plan among the KRIPO departments in the town of Litzmannstadt. Orders on currency circulation in occupied Poland, directives of German occupations authorities. 1939 - 1941.

October 1939 directives pertaining to occupied Polish territories, assigning economic administrator for enterprises, buildings, and properties in these territories. Memo from Heydrich about competences for dealing with illegal broadcasts (February 1941). Police directives on how to deal with implements used for abortions and methods to prevent pregnancies (birthcontrol devices). Memo from RFSS and Chief of German Police about dealing with Polish civilans and workers assigned to German economy. Search and arrest orders, mostly for Poles who left their workplace (May 1940). Various administrative matters and competences of Kripo.

57 German military kommandantura in Krakow. Orders for 1939 - 1940.

Command Orders from German commander in Cracow (March 1940) on administrative matters, cultural events, lost and found items, etc. Order of the Day (September 30, 1939) from Army Supreme Commander, von Brauchitsch, hailing conclusion of war against Poland.

59 Correspondence of the head of the German SIPO and SD in Warsaw--mostly receipts and construction. Also lists of servicemen assigned to Einsatz detachments and groups for operations on Soviet territory. 1940 - 1942.

Miscellaneous bills for construction work in occupied territories.

99 "Trophy German documents" regarding escaped prisoners from work and education camps and their punishment (translation). 1944. 38 pp.

Russian translation of SS and SD report from Zhitomir.

97 Reichsführer-SS orders regarding giving special cards to leading members of the NSDAP. Arrest of Italian citizens accused of preparing an attempt on Hitler's life and on Mussolini's life. Limitations of Russian immigrants' activities on the territory of Germany. Correspondence with Austria, Czechoslovakia, etc. 1936 - 1937. 157 pp.

Various and diverse Orpo and Kripo administrative memos, also directives from labor ministry. Gestapo memo (Breslau) about travel of Italian citizens and foreigners with intention to assassinate Führer and Mussolini (September 1937, with respect to upcoming visit of latter to former) and request for arrest.

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121 Reichsführer-SS orders regarding political and military training of police officers. Order about the structure of the police on the territory of the Ukraine. Organization lists for SS and police in Ukraine. 1940 - 1943. 58 pp.

Various and diverse administrative matters and activity reports from Schupo, Gendarmerie, duty plans of an SD unit, etc.

123 Order of police chief regarding reponsibitity of policemen for misappropriation of state and private property. Orpo orders regarding confiscation of property in occupied territories. 1941 - 1942. 7 pp.

Various and diverse administrative matters and activity reports from Schupo, Gendarmerie, duty plans of an SD unit, etc.

155 SD Aussenstelle Solingen-Niederberg. Organization, administration, operational guidelines, and agent lists. Shows working of SD after Gestapo took over responsibility for "solution of Jewish problem." SD still monitoring Jews, Freemasons, etc. 1940 - 1943. 247 pp.

Various and diverse administrative matters and activity reports from Schupo, Gendarmerie, duty plans of an SD unit, etc.

205 Gestapo Trier, petitions, and protests. 1939.

Various and diverse administrative matters and activity reports from Schupo, Gendarmerie, duty plans of an SD unit, etc.

219 Gendarmerie Departments of Baranovichi district including directives of the Reichsführer-SS and the head of the German police about the disciplinary code for the police employees in the occupied territories. 1940 - 1944. 25 pp.

Various and diverse administrative matters and activity reports from Schupo, Gendarmerie, duty plans of an SD unit, etc.

Notes on selected documents in folder 219:

pp 1-2 21 January 1944 - Memorandum from KdO/SS- and Police Leader in White Ruthenia concerning the punishment of Schuma-Einzeldienst members in case of criminal activity (signed by Kaufmann).
3 10 February 1944 - Memorandum from the SS- and Police Post Baranovichi, addressed to the German court in Minsk, concerning proceedings against Willy Werres (rank: Rev.Oberw. d. Schutzpolizei in Baranovichi).
4-14 19 April 1940 - Outline of punishment guidelines for members of the police. Published by Himmler's office.
15-29 Disciplinary guidelines for members of the Schutzmannschaft battalions in the area of the occupied Eastern territories. 1942.
30 16 November 1940 - Pamphlet outlining disciplinary order for the SS and police.
31 13 March 1944 - Memorandum from the SS- and Police Court, addressed to Police Commander in Baranovichi, emphasizing the importance to abide by the disciplinary order for the SS and police.
32-34 9 March 1944 - Attachment to above memorandum of 13 March 1944, addressed to the Police Commander of Schutzregiment 31 in Pleczenice. Refering to specific cases, it outlines and emphasizes the rules of the SS- and Police disciplinary order.
35 Instructions on how to keep and organize files in cases of criminal proceedings.

220 Order of the Gendarmerie chief in Byelorussia about the procedure of paying salaries to service personnel in the Gendarmerie. 1942 - 1943. 18 pp.

Various and diverse administrative matters and activity reports from Schupo, Gendarmerie, duty plans of an SD unit, etc.

Notes on selected documents in folder 220:

pp 1-7 25 February 1942 - Guidelines from KdG for White Ruthenia, addressed to all posts, dealing with payments for members of the police, including pay scales and application forms for advances (signed by Diermann).
8 16 March 1942 - Directive from KdG for White Ruthenia regarding provisions and supplies for Schuma members.

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9 Encouragement from Daluege, Jedlicke, and Höpfner addressed to members of the police and Schutzmannschaften to make a financial contribution on the occasion of the "Day of the German Police 1942" (14-15 February 1942).
10 16 March 1942 - Memorandum from KdG White Ruthenia, addressed to all posts, dealing with payments for members of the police (signed by Diermann).
11 21 October 1942 - Memorandum from KdG White Ruthenia, addressed to all posts, dealing with payments for relatives of Schutzmannschaft members who were killed during service (signed by Overbeck).
12 15 December 1942 - Memorandum from KdG White Ruthenia, addressed to all posts, dealing with payments for policemen (signed by Reetz, Police inspector and chief administrative official).
13-15 24 June 1943 - Memorandum from the HSSPF for Russia Centre and White Ruthenia, concerning payments for Schuma members in Byelorussia and the Ukraine, including a detailed pay scale (signed by Klein).
16-17 18 July 1943 - Memorandum from KdG White Ruthenia, addressed to all police posts, dealing with payments for members of the Schuma-Einzeldienst (signed by Overbeck).
18 18 November 1943 - Memorandum from the SSPF for White Ruthenia about poison incidents and the involvement of partisans.



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221 Directive of the German General Staff and the Orpo Police Chief of Byelorussia about the procedure for awarding policemen orders and medals. 1942 - 1944. 63 pp.

"Purple Heart" awards for police wounded in combat and "under certain circumstances." Heroism medal awards for members in units from eastern nations, i.e. only for Germans serving in these national units up to batallion and only for combat. 1942-1943.

Notes on selected documents in folder 221:

pp 1 12 April 1942 - Order from BdO (Jedlicke), addressed to all KdOs in Byelorussia, concerning the awarding of medals.
2-3 20 April 1942 - Order from OKW about the awarding of medals and [Auszeichnungen], including for members of the police, in cases of injury during service.
4 Blank recommendation form for award of [Auszeichnung] in case of injury.
5-43 Correspondence and orders from OKW, Himmler, Daluege, BdO, and various KdOs, KdGs, HSSPFs and others, dealing with the awarding of medals and [Auszeichnungen], including blank recommendation forms, sample recommendation letters, and specifications for awards to indigenous personnel. 1942 - 1943.
44-63 Recommendation letters and forms for awards, mostly for members of police post in Baranovichi, some signed by Max Eibner.

222 Directive of the head of the Order Police of Byelorussia and the commander of the Ostland group about the ideological and propaganda work in the Order Police units. 1942 - 1943. Instructions and material received from Berlin, Minsk, and Riga concerning propaganda intended to be used in the process of training the gendarmerie in the Baranovichi district. 1942 - 1943. Including the following documents:

Directives about Orpo training schools [to recall, as one of two main branches under Himmler; Ordnungspolizei consists of Schutzpolizei, Gendarmerie, District police, and administrative police].

Notes on selected documents in folder 222:

p 1 5 March 1942 - Covering letter from SSPF White Ruthenia concerning propaganda training, signed by Herf, General Police Major and KdO.

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2 11 March 1942 - Instructions from BdO for Ostland, signed by Jedlicke, regarding propaganda training for members of the Order Police in Ostland. Monthly, weekly, and daily instruction sessions are to be instituted.
3 10 March 1942 - Letter from KdG White Ruthenia, stipulating that monthly propaganda sessions are not to take place for the moment. Other details regarding propaganda training sessions to be held and reports required from those performing the propaganda training. Letter is signed by Diermann (Oberst der Gendarmerie) with copies to be sent to a number of different places including the Gendarmerie Hauptmannschaftsführer, Führer of the Gendarmerie-Züge, and the Gendarmerie-Gebietsführer in Baranovichi.
4 30 March 1942 - Memorandum from Gendarmerie-Hauptmannschaft Baranovichi to all Gendarmerie-Gebietsführer, passing on the above instructions concerning propaganda training.
5 1 April 1942 - Memorandum from SS-and Polizeigebietsführer in Baranovichi to the Gendarmerie Posts in the area, passing on the above instructions concerning propaganda training, signed by Max Eibner.
6 7 April 1942 - Memorandum from BdO Ostland to SSPF Latvia and KdO, regarding teaching at Police School in Riga, with copies to different offices including Gendarmerie post in Baranovichi with the addition that the training of indigenous police personnel is to be treated differently from that of German police members. However, training for indigenous Schuma personnel should still take place but according to specified instructions.
7 3 April 1942 - Memorandum from Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber regarding propaganda.
8 25 April 1942 - Letter from KdO of the SSPF White Ruthenia passing on memorandum from Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber concerning propaganda.
8a 2 May 1942 - Letter from KdG White Ruthenia passing on memorandum from Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber concerning propaganda.
9 17 April 1942 - Memorandum from Himmler to all Higher SS- and Police Leaders, Inspectors, BdO in Riga and Major of Protective Police [Schutzpolizei], concerning certain aspects of National Socialist ideology.
? 6 May 1942 - Memorandum from KdO to KdG in Baranovichi Diermann, passing on Himmler's instructions.
? 8 May 1942 - Memorandum from KdG in Baranovichi Diermann, further passing on Himmler's instructions.
10-12 24 April 1942 - Letter addressed to KdG White Ruthenia from the Gendarmerie-Hauptmannschaft in Baranovichi, with the topic "Land und Leute", giving background about population and life in Baranovichi istrict.
13 4 August 1942 - Memorandum from KdO/SS-and Police Leader for White Ruthenia, regarding propaganda matters and planned training sessions.
? 5 August 1942 - Memorandaum from KdG White Ruthenia, passing on memorandum from KdO/SS-and Police Leader for White Ruthenia, also asking to be sent a progress about training session for Schuma-Einzeldienst of 12 August 1942.
14 9 July 1942 - Memorandum from Chief of Orpo concerning the celebration of certain holidays.

15-6 22 February 1941 - Directives from Himmler regarding the celebration of Kameradschaftsabende (treated as an enclosure to Memo from Chief of Orpo of 9 July 1942).
17 10 September 1942 - Memorandum from KdG Office White Ruthenia, signed by Hauptmann d. Gendarmerie Mayer, regarding ideological training. Topics for the October training session for Schuma-Einzeldienst can be chosen freely but must be submitted by 15 September 1942.
18 31 October 1942 - Letter from KdG Office White Ruthenia, concerning the ideological training for members of the ORPO and passing on a published article by Reichminister Goebbels.

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19-20 30 November 1942 - Telex from Chief of Order Police regarding the ideological training for members of the ORPO. Topics to be covered in the period from April to June 1943. Note to pass on telex is attached, from office of KdG, dated 19 January 1943.
21 5 December 1942 - Memorandum from office of KdO/SS- and Police Leader in White Ruthenia regarding the ideological training for ORPO members, signed by Klepsch.
? 17 December 1942 - Letter from KdG White Ruthenia passing on KdO memorandum of 5 December 1942 to individual Gendarmerie posts, signed by Overbeck.
22 29 January 1943 - Memorandum from KdG White Ruthenia in regard to the ideological training of ORPO members, choice of topics to be covered, signed by Kretz.
23 10 February 1943 - Memorandum from Office of KdO/SS- and Police Leader in White Ruthenia regarding the ideological trainging for ORPO members, signed by Overbeck.
? 15 February 1943 - Letter from KdG White Ruthenia, passing on KdO memorandum of 10 Feburary 1943 to individual Gendarmerie posts, signed by Kretz.
24 1 March 1943 - Memorandum from office of SS- and Police Leader in Baranovichi (signed by Eibner), addressed to Gendarmerie posts in the area. Enclosing material to be covered during the sessions in ideology which were to take place in the following places:
Stolpce 3 March 1943
Mir 4 March 1943
Baranovichi 10 March 1943
Lachowitsche 15 March 1943
Klezk 23 March 1943
Nesvizh 25 March 1943
Horoditche 30 March 1943
? 25 February 1943 - Memorandum from KdO/SS- and Police Leader in White Ruthenia regarding ideological training, signed by Klepsch.
? 26 February 1943 - Note from KdG White Ruthenia to pass on KdO memorandum of February 1943 to all Gendarmerie posts.
26 Undated - Memorandum from KdO/SS- and Police Leader in White Ruthenia regarding ideological training, signed by Klepsch.
? 30 March 1943 - Note from KdG White Ruthenia to pass on undated KdO memorandum to all Gendarmerie posts.
27 11 May 1943 - List of propaganda sessions to be held in the district of Baranovichi during the month of May, including dates, name of instructors and topics.
28 12 October 1943 - Letter (double-sided) addressed to Chief of Gendarmerie Max Eibner concerning status of Schuma personnel attached to various gendarmerie posts in the area of Baranovichi, general situation in the area and requirements for propaganda campaign. [**Note: This is one of the original copies of a document which forms part of the YIVO affidavit for the Pawlowski case.]
29 Announcement from the Commanding General of the Security Troops and Chief Commander for Army Area Centre, concerning the general situation during the 4th year of war.

223 Directive of Himmler, the Head of the German Police, Head of the German ORPO in Byelorussian, and the HSSPF for Byelorussia and Central Russia about the procedure for postponing call-ups to the police, military jurisdiction for the ORPO servicemen, and improving material supplies to police units. 1942 - 1944. 39 pp.

Directives concerning drafting for active military service, and exemptions for Orpo; other Orpo administrative matters. Situation report from Orpo commander in White Ruthenia.

Notes on specific documents in folder 223:

p 1 26 March 1943 - Order from Himmler to all Higher SS- and Police Leaders and BdO, prohibiting the increased transfer of ORPO members to active army service. Various memoranda attached which pass on Himmler's order to different offices.

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2 1 February 1943 - Instructions from Higher SS- and Police Leader Russia Centre regarding the raising and slaughtering of lifestock by troops and posts. Reference is made to Order of 21 September 1942, regarding this subject.
3 17 November 1943 - Order from Higher SS- and Police Leader Russia Centre and White Ruthenia regarding the designation of work hours (signed by von Gottberg).
4 Memorandum refering to order by Himmler, dated 25 August 1943, concerning the disciplinary jurisdiction over police members who are in army hospitals.
5 9 September 1943 - Memorandum from the Higher SS- and Police Leader Russia Centre and White Ruthenia, in reference to the training of the second Schuma company in Uretschje (signed by von Gottberg). His directives cover areas such as uniforms, amount of munition to be given out, etc.
6 28 June 1944 - Situation report by Max Eibner, Major of Schutzpolizei in Baranovichi, addressed to SS- and Police Leader for White Ruthenia in Minsk. Topics covered include partisan activities, economic and political situation of the population, and morale among the troops.
7 10 February 1944 - Order from Higher SS- and Police Leader Russia Centre and White Ruthenia regarding the listing to certain radio programs.
8 17 February 1944 - Order from Higher SS- and Police Leader Russia Centre and White Ruthenia regarding the protection of airplanes after landing.
9 10 February 1944 - Order from Higher SS- and Police Leader Russia Centre and White Ruthenia, concerning informative pamphlets [Mitteilungsblätter der Gruppe B des BdO Ostland], which were intended as an amalgamation of information from Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, and Ukrainian situational reports, put together in a summarized German version.
10 3 February 1944 - Memorandum from Higher SS- and Police Leader Russia Centre and White Ruthenia, specifying requirements for situational reports [Zustandsberichte] as well as the adherence to ranking structure in units.
11 8 August 1942 - Order from Himmler regarding judicial status [Sondergerichtbarkeit] of the order police and its auxiliary units. As of 1 September 1942, the entire order police is subordinated to the SS- and Police judicial system.
12-13 Letters passing on Himmler's order of 8 August 1942 to various offices.
14 21 January 1942 - Daily Order No. 55/42 emanating from the office of the Reichsführer SS and Chief of the German Police in the Reich Ministry for the Interior, specifying rules for the punishment of police reservists after they have been found guilty of a crime (signed by von Bomhard).
? 18 May 1942 - Letter from KdG White Ruthenia, passing on Daily Order No. 55/42.
15 15 March 1944 - Letter from office of Higher SS- and Police Leader Russia Centre and White Ruthenia to the District Police Leader in Baranovichi, specifying that a request for leaving of a certain Georg SCHNEIDER (Rank: Oberw.d.Sch.d.Res) cannot be granted due to the fact that he is indispensable for the Schuma-Battlion No. 60 in Baranovichi.
16 29 June 1944 - List of individual police posts in the area of White Ruthenia, including a break-down of the personnel attached to them, according to rank. List is addressed to the office of the SS-and Police Leader for White Ruthenia/ KdO in Minsk.
17-18 11 May 1943 - Versorgung No. 10: Special order from Higher SS- and Police Leader for Russia Centre and White Ruthenia (Department Ib) relating to supplies for Schuma battalions, including food rations, weapons and ammunition.
19 18 May 1943 - Versorgung No. 11.
20 22 June 1943 - Versorgung No. 14.
21 1 July 1943 - Versorgung No. 15.
22-23 10 July 1943 - Versorgung No. 16.
24-25 26 July 1943 - Versorgung No. 18.
26 30 August 1943 - Versorgung No. 21.
27-29 1 September 1943 - Versorgung No. 22.

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30 3 October 1943 - Versorgung No. 23.
31 9 October 1943 - Versorgung No. 24.
32 26 October 1943 - Versorgung No. 25.
33 30 May 1943 - Versorgung No. 12 (including requests by various units to receive supplies for Operation Cottbus).
34 3 August 1943 - Versorgung No. 19.
35 11 July 1942 - Instructions from Chief of Order Police about the rehabilitation of members of the Order Police, after found guilty of a crime.
36 2 June 1943 - Complaint from the Higher SS- and Police Leader Russia Centre and White Ruthenia about Schuma battalions not returning borrowed machinery when transfering to a new location, and his order to rectify that situation.
37 8 August 1942 - Memorandum passing on Himmler's order regarding the judicial status [Sondergerichtbarkeit] of members of the order police and attached auxiliary police units. Distribution list is attached and includes all KdO's in the administrative area of Ostland.
38 15 August 1942 - Telex from Chief of Order Police, giving instructions according to Himmler's order regarding the judicial status [Sondergerichtbarkeit] of members of the order police and attached auxiliary police units.
39 9 October 1942 - Memorandum from KdG White Ruthenia, passing on Himmler's order and instructions from Chief of Order police, regarding Sondergerichtbarkeit (signed by Overbeck).

224 Directive of Himmler and other senior police bodies about benefits for those police servicemen who were severely wounded, about the liquidation of Gendarmerie headquarters on Byelorussian territory, and some service records of Gendarmerie servicemen. 1942 - 1944. 128 pp.

More police administrative matters; Schupo promotions, etc.

Notes on specific documents in folder 224:

p. 1 7 October 1942 - Memorandum from Himmler concerning preferential promotion system for policemen who were wounded during their service.
? 23 October 1943 - Letter from BdO for Ostland, passing on Himmler's memordandum to SS- and Police Leaders and KdOs.
2 18 November 1942 - Letter from KdO in Minsk, passing on Himmler's memorandum.
3 21 July 1942 - Memorandum from KdG White Ruthenia to the Gendarmerie post in Baranovichi concerning the promotion of Rev. Oberwachtmeister der Schutzpolizei Willi Reimann.
4 21 July 1942 - Memorandum from KdG White Ruthenia to the Gendarmerie post in Baranovichi concerning the promotion of Oberwachtmeister der Schutzpolizei Herbert BRESCHNIG.
5 8 December - Memorandum from KdG White Ruthenia to the Gendarmerie post in Baranovichi concerning the promotion of Oberwachtmeister der Schutzpolizei Herbert BRESCHNIG.
6 8 December - Memorandum from Gendarmerie post in Baranovichi concerning the promotion of Oberwachtmeister der Schutzpolizei Herbert BRESCHNIG.
7 Excerpt from a pamphlet published by the Ministry for the Interior, 21 April 1943. It covers guidelines for the ranking of new members of the police.
8-52 Letters of recommendation for promotion concerning police members attached to Baranovichi office, many of them signed by Max Eibner.
53-54 18 February 1944 - Special Order No. 2 [Sonderbefehl], emanating from the office of the SS- and Police Leader for White Ruthenia, listing persons designated for promotion.
55-75 Letters of recommendation for promotion concerning police members attached to various posts in Byelorussia, including Baranovichi.
76-77 15 March 1944 - Special Order No. 3 [Sonderbefehl], emanating from the office of the SS- and Police Leader for White Ruthenia, listing persons designated for promotion.

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78-82 Letters of recommendation for promotion concerning police members attached to various posts in Byelorussia, including Baranovichi.
83-84 5 May 1943 - Memorandum from Chief of Order Police regarding the acceptance of employees working for the police administration into the ranks of officers for the reserve, including stipulations for their training. From Himmler regarding the acceptance of employees working for the police administration into the ranks of officers for the reserve, including stipulations for their training. Attached are various notes passing on Himmler's instructions to different offices.
87 15 March 1944 - Memorandum from Higher SS- and Police Leader for Russia Centre and White Ruthenia regarding the preferential promotion of policemen [Wachtmeister] to lieutenants of the protective police [Schutzpolizei], signed by von Gottberg. Note added by KdO/SS- and Police Leader for White Ruthenia passing on those instructions.
88-96 Letters of recommendation for promotion concerning police members attached to various posts in Byelorussia, including Baranovichi.
97-99 15 April 1944 - Special Order No. 4 [Sonderbefehl], emanating from the office of the KdO/SS- and Police Leader for White Ruthenia, listing persons designated for promotion.
100-14 Letters of recommendation for promotion concerning police members in the district of Baranovichi. no date.
115-16 31 May 1944 - Special Order No.6[Sonderbefehl], emanating from the office of the KdO/SS- and Police Leader for White Ruthenia, listing persons designated for promotion.
117-22 Letters of recommendation for promotion concerning police members in the district of Baranovichi. no date.
123 8 June 1943 - Memorandum from the KdO/SS- and Police Leader for White Ruthenia, addressed to all police posts and Schuma-units, prohibiting graffiti in the police barracks.
124-25 3 January 1944 - Order from KdO/SS- and Police Leader for White Ruthenia, addressed to all gendarmerie posts in Byelorussia including Baranovichi, concerning the dissolution of gendarmerie offices and transfer of personnel (signed by Herf).
126 20 February 1944 - Letter to Higher SS- and Police Leader in Minsk. It refers to Telex No. 236, dated 7 February 1944, requesting the submission of lists of officers.
? 13 February 1944 - Note from Higher SS- and Police Leader Russia-North and White Ruthenia, requesting the inclusion of birth dates on lists of officers.
127 19 August 1942 - Order from Chief of Order Police, prohibiting the acceptance of gifts by ORPO members (signed by Daluege).
128 15 July 1942 - Letter from Police President in Berlin, addressed to Field Post No. 38/968 A. Refering to Kommando-Daily Order No. 135 (9 July 1942), it specifies treatment of wounds that are not severe enough to require hospital treatment.

227 Berdicev, instructions on financing units of auxiliary police formed out of local inhabitants. 1942. 94 pp.

228 Gendarmerie in Vinitza, directives of the Chief of the Gendarmerie in the towns of the Region of Berdicev on creating the office of SS and Police Gebietsfuehrer, on Gendarmerie tasks, on battles with partisans, the detention of POWs, on preparing reports about the punishment of locals, on financial matters, and the material supply of auxiliary police units made up of local inhabitants. 1942 - 1943. 40 pp.

Rules and regulations for Gendarmerie units. 1942-1943.

231 Group "Ost" on Defence of Rear and Communication in Ukraine, Secret Field Police in city of Winniza: namelists of RSD and secret field police from group "Ost" awarded an Eastern Medal for taking part in punitive measures against the local population. Letter by chief of police and SS in Winniza describing methods used by partisans against German troops. 1942. 18 pp.

Secret Field Police (GFP) matters [initially subordinated to army in occupied territories; put in 1942 under Sipo. Among the military it had tasks similar to Gestapo and criminal police in Reich. Engaged in punitive actions against partisans and civilans. Composed mainly of soldiers, with a small segment of Gestapo and Kripo personnel]. Awards of medals for police personnel. Orpo report about partisan activities.

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235 Directives and instructions of Himmler and other German police officials, including the commander of the ORPO of Bialystok district about the formation of punitive detachments of Landwacht and Schwartzwacht personnel from the workers, peasants and servicemen in the towns and countryside of Germany and the occupied territories for helping the gendarmerie units to capture escaped prisoners of war and maintain public order. With instructions and plans. 1942 - 1943. 88 pp.

Setting up of SS and police courtmartial in Bialystok region, for members of Schutzmannschaften (subordinated to Orpo). Creation of indigenous watch units in urban and rural areas, to be used in emergencies and for short periods and without pay. Directives for Landwacht (watch unit).

238 Directives, instructions and information from the Gendarmerie commander and ORPO commander in Bialystok about carrying out measures to provide security for Gendarmerie units because of the increase in partisan attacks in the Bialystok area. The improvement of procedures for guarding prisons and labor camps. Procedures on working with informers among the local population, and SS Police Regiments. 1942 - 1944. 110 pp.

Various items concerning Gendarmerie. Memo about search for Jews from Bialystok reportedly heading for Switzerland, Sweden, and Hungary (February 1943). Himmler decision that police units which displayed heroism in combat will be named SS Police Regiments (March 1943). Cases mishandled by Gendarmerie during attempts to capture partisans, and post-facto citation of errors made. Report about a surprise daylight raid by partisans on a local police station. Analysis of lessons learned from massive search in May 1943 for 39 escaped British and American airforce officers and four British sergearnts from Oflag XXI. 1942-1944.

242 Directives of the SS and ORPO chief in Bialystok about the formation of a centralized department to deal with the combat against partisans in that district, the use of radio equipment, and the employment of the abbreviation SD. [Mimeographed.] 1 May 1944. 8 pp.

Gendarmerie and Orpo matters. 1944.

243 Reports from Gendarmerie sections of Grodno district about the political and economic situation, the attitudes of the population, and operations against partisans and criminals. Specific counts of Jews in some bands who were shot. January 1942 - May 1944. 98 pp.

Gendarmerie and Orpo and Schupo matters in Bialystok region, including search actions in villages (for Russian typewriters and partisans). Some reports say that Jews and other locals were shot because of looting or resisting arrest. Series of situation reports covering regional political, agricultural, and population affairs.

244 Brief reports about punitive measures on the territory of the district, including the execution of Jews, POWs, and partisans. 1942 -1944. 157 pp.

Local reports about partisans and attacks on German installation in Bialystok region. Plans for surveillance because of breaking-and-entry incidents, accompanied by map of area of surveillance. Memo from SS and Police Chief, Civilian Administration Bialystok: "Attack against Partisan Excesses in Occupied Eastern Territories."

255 Directives about rewards to the local populace for assisting in punishing partisans from the SSPF Zhitomir, RKU, and other German offices, the preparation of police volunteers, the internal re-organization of the Gendarmerie in the RKU, and protocols of meetings of leaders of the Gendarmerie on the struggle against partisans. no date. 71 pp.

Gendamerie administrative reports from Zhitomir; one memo deals with Jewish members among local police reserves. How to assemble and transport foreign workers being sent to work in Reich. Long list, by individual gendarmerie units, of engagements with partisans. Memo from Reichs Commissioner for Ukraine, Food and Agricultural Section, about the fight against partisans and how the distribution of extra food rations to population is to get it to cooperate in the fight against partisans. Inspection report by a Gendarmerie commander of one Gendarmerie unit in Zhitomir, pointing out the deplorable state of affairs in the quarters, including the complaint that in the kitchen, the bacon was in too close proximity to the cleaning rags. 1942.

260 Tagesbefehl and Stabsbefehl of HSSPF, Caucasus. Personnel of the Police Sections and the termination of the Headquarters of the SS in the Caucasus. 1942 - 1943. 50 pp.

Various administrative memos from SS and Police Chief for Caucasus, including a number of orders of the day. 1942-1943.

261 Directives on organizing a punitive service and on police education. 1942 - 1943. 89 pp.

More administrative matters from SS and Police, Caucasus, including diverse duty assignments. 1942-1943.

262 Directive of the HSSPF for the Caucasus about the redistribution of the staff from Kiev to Voroshilovsk via Rostov, and the movement of Gendarmerie units. Liaison with EG-D. 1942. 187 pp.

[Preceded by extensive Russian translations of material.] Report from SS and Police High Commissioner, Causasus: Experiences during move from Rostov to Vovoshilovsk (Gendamerie unit). Experiences during Gendarmerie move from Kremenchuk to Rostov (includes how to quarter the forces in the rest area, including the suggestion to put all those who snore in the same tent).

263 The extension of military jurisdiction to those serving in police units and to units composed of local inhabitants. Directives of the Headquarters of the SS in the Caucasus regarding the composition of personnel of police units and police discipline. 1942. 429 pp.

From Orpo Chief: "Subordination of 'Schutzmanschaften' in Occupied Russian eastern territories to the jurisdication of special SS and Police Courts [Schutzmannschaften: foreign nations used as police support units. See also folder 235]. Civil law and legal matters and practices concerning police in the field. More orders of the day from Chief, SS and Police, Caucasus.

264 Directives of Himmler on administration matters, building construction, the families of SS personnel, the relationship of Germans to the peoples of occupied territories, a letter regarding the use of the Kaminski anti-partisan Unit in South Russia, and the organization of security units. Organization of property Department Kovkize. Letter to HSS and PF in Russia regarding use for war with partisans of Detachment K of the Army (unit of various nationalities). Structure of Gruppe A, 454, and 444 Sicherheits Divisions, and others. 1942 - 1943. 35 pp.

Report from SS and Police in Caucasus to SS and Police Russia-South (Kiev) about combat unit "Kaminski" made up of indigenous foreign nationals. Transmittal of Goebbels piece on the treatment of Europeans; he argues that even eastern people have to be enlisted in the fight against Jewish Bolshevism and advises to practice circumspection in dealing with eastern people, not to denigrate them, etc. RSHA directive about legal practices among Poles and eastern people. The Justice ministry is no longer to deal with these people. They are to be dealt with by the police. The police is "also to deal with Jews and Gypsies. This agreement was approved by the Führer." 1941-1943.

267 Lists of police sections and institutions in USSR, with indications of relevant Feldpost numbers, etc. 1942 - 1943. 67 pp.

List from office, SS and Police Chief, Caucasus, of documents to be shredded: includes Führerorder [Führerbefehl] about the extermination of terrorist and sabotage groups. From SS and Police Chief, Caucasus: Ideas about the potential for greater influences by Reichsführer SS [Himmler] on the situation in the areas occupied and administered by the military (touches essentially on the problem of relations between the military and the police); mentions alleged serious shortcomings in the combat performance by the military. Report from Orpo Chief (Daluege) about Orpo contribution to military actions during 1942 (includes a section on Protectorate police action in the wake of Heydrich assassination); other spheres of activity: Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, France, and in newly established German areas (South Carinthia and Lower Styria), as well as in the Reich. Guidelines for territorial organization in the Caucasus, Eastern Ukraine and Crimea (by Army groups). From Chief, Sipo and SD, about the arrest in the East of all bacteriologists in the occupied territories unless they have proven their loyalty, because of the threat of bacteriological warfare by partisans. From Army Supreme Command, concerning Hiwis, [Hilfswillige], how to organize them, what motivates them; to be identified according to their nationality. [Hiwi: POWs, primarily Russian, Ukrainians, and Ruthenians, who worked for military, police, and SS.]


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267 Continued.

[Russian translation of material in this folder.]

268 Materials on the administration of the Sipo and SD office in Kiev property in occupied territories includung Jewish property. 1942. 12 pp.

Chief of Four-year Plan Göring to Reichsminister for Eastern Territories: Basis for Treuhand [Trustee] Administration in occupied territories. Distribution of agricultural products in occupied eastern territories. From Reichsminister for Eastern territories: effort to be made to counteract rumors that Germans will treat these areas and their population as colonial holdings. Another message, about property in occupied territories, states that both the former property of the Soviet state as well as Jewish wealth has been confiscated and is to be handled only be individuals and offices specifically entrusted with it. Other private property is to be protected.

269 Directives of Heydrich about the necessity to work out draft measures aimed at punishing the population in the occupied eastern territories for keeping arms and opposing the German regime. 1942.

Directive about ownership of guns in ocupied eastern territories. 1942.

270 Idem. no date. 9 pp.

Various search orders for Poles who had left their assigned workplace in Germany. 1943.

272 Directives by the Sipo and SD office in Zhitomir. 1941 - 1943. 72 pp.

Travel orders for German police, and leave authorization (Lvov). Directives on how to deal with POWs used as laborers. 1941-1943.

284 Police Regiment Nord and the 16th SS Police Regiment on the Baltic territories. Directives and instructions of Himmler and other senior SS and Police officials about rail transportation for policemen of the ORPO in the occupied territories, and food and supplies. 1940 - 1944. 65 pp.

More on travel, leave, and use of transportation by Orpo. 1940-1941.

288 Directive of the Reichskommissar Ukraine about the attitudes of the Germans to the population in the occupied Ukrainian territories (includes treatment of Jews). 1942. 10 pp.

Chief of Police and SS for Ukraine - Qs and As about attitudes vis-a-vis Ukrainians; one section deals with attitude toward Jews: "Whosoever talks to Jews other than in an official capacity lacks instinct, is unworthy, and must under all circumstances be chastised. One does not greet Jews. All private dealings with them will be punished. It seems unnecessary, in this connection, to refer to the Nüremberg Laws." 1942.

291 Materials from the Chief of the SS and Police in Zhitomir and the commander of Zhitomir about measures to prevent the sabotage of railways, and orders of the city kommandantura about the organization of the struggle against partisans and supplies for local police volunteers, 1941-1943, 93pp

City Commander Orders (mostly administrative), Zhitomir. 1941-1943.

292 16th SS Police Regiment orders of Himmler and the ORPO commander in Ostland and northern Russia about the procedure of providing short-term leaves for SS and police servicemen. Educational work among SS and police officers and veterinary servicing of these units. 1941 - 1943. 5 pp.

Miscellaneous memos and directives. 1941-1943.

292a Orders and instructions of (reports on anti-partisan actions of) secret field police groups and local kommandantura of Toropetz, and protocols of interrogations of Soviet POWs. 1941 - 1943. [illegible copy] 494 pp.

Report of German national, member of an Armenian batallion, attached to German army, who was captured by partisans, then escaped on a ruse. Germans decided to return him immediately to his unit so that he can help in the fight against the partisans; "he is to be treated as a member of te [German] army." Other GFP reports about the capture of deserters of foreign nationality with interrogation reports. 1941-1943.

292b Reports from the 133rd and 244th SS Police Regiments about operations against partisans, and the persecution of Jews and Gypsies. 1941 - 1943. 162 pp.

From police Einsatzkommando in Security District North (Rawa Ruska): "From December 6-12, 1942, we dealt with [behandeln] one mental case, 30 Jews;' "during this period the Einsatzkommando was detailed to the Rawa Ruska Jewish settlement: "750 Jews who went into hiding after their resettlement were dealt with according to orders;" an additional report mentions 60 Jews who had escaped from transports or left the settlement without permission and "were dealt with according to orders," others were arrested, yet another report lists 141 Jews "who were dealt with according to orders." Report from a local Orpo post about shooting Jews, three men, two women, four girls, and three children who were not bandits, but who were hiding because they were afraid of the Aktionen" [i.e. the roundings up of Jews for deportation or elimination]. Report from a police regiment in Drohobycz to Galicia District Orpo commander about the evacuation of 3,459 Jews (October 1942): "The Jews from Drohalycz and Boryslav fled many days prior to the Aktion, which made the undertaking difficult and did not have the desired results. In our opinion, it would be more efficient to conduct ongoing local Aktionen during which Jews who have returned can be arrested...." Memo stating that local Jewish doctors can be used for the time being in view of the existing health-threatening epidemics in the Galicia District. Evacuation of Jews from Stryl. Police report to Orpo commander, Galicia District (September 1942) about the experiences of the guard detail during the evaucation of 4,769 Jews from the region to Belsec. Inhuman conditions described in detail of the Jews on this transport (in 51 cattle waggons), 2,000 were dead on arrival. Report about evacuation of Jews from Kolomea. Reports about anti-partisan activities, escaped French POWs, etc. Report about attack on Heydrich in Prague (May 27, 1942). Search reports for local suspected communist sympathizers who have gone underground; also, about search for prisoners escaped from Auschwitz. Memo to police in Lemberg, Tarnopol, and Stanislaw to convert POW camps prepared by Russians into Jewish forced labor camps (August 1941).

293 Police Institutions of Bialystok district: circular orders to police detachments of the area about the movements of punitive police detachments and their secret names (paroles). 1943. 3 pp.

Various police unit movements in Bialystok area, as well as administrative rosters, etc.

298 Himmler orders about the organization of the intelligence services (plan attached). 1942 -1943. 74 pp.

From Himmler, RFSS and Chief, German Police: Plan for special searches by Sipo and SD (September 1942); detailed breakdown of methods, police units involved, etc. (with map of zones of responsibility).

302b Idem, includes partisans and Jews from ghetto. 1943. 92 pp.

Command Reports, mostly personnel and administrative matters, from Chief of Field Command, Warsaw.

302v Idem, includes partisans and Jews from ghetto. 1940 - 1941. 29 pp.

Various reports from military organizations by Commander of Central Army Group (in Russia); propaganda leaflets; defense against enemy sabotage, etc. Various Command Orders from military commander in Warsaw. 1940-1941.

334 Chief, Schutzpolizei, orders regarding arrests and searches. Examinination of documents of the local population in Lublin. Removal of arrested men to the concentration camp in Lublin. Training plan for officers of Schutzpolizei of Lublin area in tactics and theory. May - July 1943. 3 pp.

Military and Orpo field reports from Lublin; mostly administrative and organizational matters.

338 Meeting minutes of Chief of Police regarding organization of work in Lublin area, 25th SS Police Regiment. no date.

Military and Orpo field reports from Lublin; mostly administrative and organizational matters.

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339 Daily records of the command of 25th Regiment to Head of Ordnungspolizei in Krakow on punitive measures taken by units of the Regiment in the Lublin region. 1943. 208 pp.

Military and Orpo field reports from Lublin; mostly administrative and organizational matters.

342 Instruction of Chief, Schutzpolizei in Lublin (Commander, 25th regiment) about the tasks of the police in Poland. Decision of RFSS and Chief of Geman Police regarding terms for volunteeers from the local population joining the German Police, etc. 1941 - 1944. 21 pp.

Military and Orpo field reports from Lublin; mostly administrative and organizational matters.

343 Correspondence between Chief of Security Police and SD of Lublin regarding Oberwachmann SS Meschulic [Mescholesa?] leaving service in connection with his training at Travniki camp. 1943. 8 pp.

Military and Orpo field reports from Lublin; mostly administrative and organizational matters.






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344 Police institutions of Minsk-Mazovieski. Correspondence with police chief of Minsk-Mazovieski and the German prosecutor in Warsaw with Chief of Security Police and SD of Warwaw district about arrests, interrogation, and removal of local citizens to concentration camps. Control of employees of German enterprises. Political mood of these employees. 1942 - 1943. 49 pp.

Special services reports from Minsk: concerning peasants sent to a camp; correspondence to gendarmerie commander in Minsk, including petitions for release of prisoners; requests for police and political clearances for individuals in Warsaw. 1942-1943.

347 Various command matters, assignments of Sipo in Warsaw-Minsk areas. Police administration reports, one about escape of Poles from Russian zone in Poland to Warsaw. Various police reports about incidents such as an attack on a Polish police post, or weapons and ammunition dropped from an enemy plane. 1941-1943.

354 SIPO and SD department in Petrikow, Radom district: circulars and orders. Personal files of arrestees removed to concentration camps. Categories of camps, prison guards, etc. 1941 - 1944. 33 pp.

Memo from Sipo and SD commander of Radom District to all police post and offices about transport of prisoners to a concentration camp. Memo sent to all Radom police posts reporting that Himmler had authorized the following assignments to camps according to prisoner personality and threat he/she poses to state (these are apparently all non-Jewish): Mauthausen is to receive only those "with a multitude of charges against them, and also with prior criminal conviction, asocials, i.e. those who will hardly be reformed." Additional material about prisoner designates for various camps. From Sipo and SD (as a result of attack by "bandits" on a prison and the liberation of its prisoner): "Concerning the Delivery of Political Prisoners and Securing a Prison." 1941-1944.

355 Idem, denunciation by Kommandatur office in the town of Celts [sp?] against Vichlinsky. Manager in Boguslawiec [Sp?] for being in the Polish Resistance. 1942 - 1943. 14 pp.

Various agricultural items in Radom District. Gestapo warrant notices for Poles suspected of illegal actions. 1942-1943.

356 Idem, removal of Vichlinsky and his daughters who were charged with activity in the Resistance. Sent to Auschwitz. 1943. 27 pp.

Stapo card files of Poles described as anti-German, or suspected of belonging to a secret organization, such as the Polish resistance movement. 1943.

357 Idem, investigation of Poles arrested for activity in the Resistance. 1943. 46 pp.

More charges against Poles for such violations as awareness of hiding places for Jews; those suspected of having committed murder; being in contact with important functionaries active in the Polish resistance; suspected of favorable treatment and the domiciling of Jews, etc. 1943.

358 Idem, Strakossky brothers [sp?] arrested as partisans. 1944. 13 pp.

Reports of accusations against and arrests of Poles for various transgressions. Gestapo Warrant and Search notices. 1944.

365 Headquarters of the 101st Reserve Police Regiment and/or the 25th Police Regiment in Poland. Arrests and executions in the Radzin [sp?] area. 1942. 8 pp.

Police reports about action against Polish "bandits," with reports about those who were shot while trying to escape. 1942.

Sipo and SD department, Parnov, Krakov district:

376 Investigational file on citizens of Poland accused of making false documents and counterfeit money and assisting partisans, etc. 1944. 270 pp.

More arrest reports from various police raids; interrogation reports, and eventual findings and punishment (incarceration). Report about underground organization AK [Home Army, headquartered in London], its plans and procedures. Interrogation reports of AK members.

377 Idem. no date. 288 pp.

Various reports about Poles suspected of civil and criminal offenses. 1944.

380 Case file on Leon Sadovsky, accused of taking part in the Resistance movement. 1944. 20 pp.

Arrest reports of Poles accused of working with "bandits;" some, after investigations, are to be released from prison to work on German fortifications. 1944.

381 Case file on Vladislav Sarat, arrested for unlawful possesion of weapons and participation in the Resistance movement. 1944. 20 pp.

Sipo and SD reports from Tarnow police post in Krakow District about interrogation of suspects [in Polish]. 1944.

385 Case files on Jews, Wolf Turner, and Sara Shvander. 1944. 11 pp.

Reward promised to a Pole who reported about Jews in hiding if he told Gestapo where the Jews can be found. This is followed by an arrest warrant for and interrogation of captured Jews (the informer received 500 zlotys, and 300 were to be given to SS and police commander in charge of operation).

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386 Police department Cholm: cardfiles of policemen. 1942 - 1943.

German police in Czechoslovakia:

387 Gestapo Brno, regarding resistance. Case file on Oldzih Beraneck, accused of membership in anti-fascist organization "Sokoly." 1944. 5 pp.

Various interrogation reports from Gestapo in Brno. 1943-1944.

388 Idem, case file on Frantishek Marasek, accused of membership in secret society, "Defense of the People." 1943. 9 pp.

Various interrogation reports from Gestapo in Brno. 1943-1944.

391 Police institutions of Prague: monthly Lagebericht regarding political situation in Bohemia and Moravia. Mention of "Gegnergruppe--Juden." May 1941. 54 pp.

Monthly report on political developments in Bohemian and Moravian Protectorate (May 1941), with section on Jews and how they are viewed by Czechs. 1941.

434 Case file on Alfous Ubelher, member of anti-Nazi "Liberation Movement of Austria." 1940. 24 pp.

Gestapo reports about Austrians involved with illegal organizations; personnel form of a lawyer who was brought before a People's Court and accused of preparing to commit high treason. 1940.

437 Personal papers, letters, notes, etc. confiscated from Victor Reihmann, member of "Liberation Movement of Austria." 1938 - 1940. 14 pp.

Text of a Christian prayer and related but unidentifiable handwritten notes, apparently found during search of a suspect's house (in Vienna). 1938-1940.

438 Indictment against members of "Liberation Movement of Austria," headed by Karl Lehderer, accused of anti-Nazi activity. 1941. 88 pp.

Gestapo Vienna report about "Austrian Freedom Movement" (Gruppe Lederer) with a strong Christian ethic; lists and descriptions of other members of the group (almost all are women), which also includes a Jew. 1941.

439 Investigation file on members of "Wiener Mischlingslieg," accused of preparing a coup d'etat in Germany. 1944. 166 pp.

More Vienna interrogation reports, charges of high treason, with arrest reports. Members of this group consisted of mixed race individuals (father or mother Jewish). Sentences provide for dispatch to concentration camps. 1944.

466 Orders of Gestapo Wiener-Neustadt, Gendarmerie, and Landrat of Wiener-Neustadt district regarding measures against Communists and trade unionists. Counterespionage and measures against sabotage. Registration of all Jews in the district and measures against the Jews, etc. 1938 - 1944. 132 pp.

[All entries deal with events in Austria (Ostmark).] Letter of Protection isued by Swiss Embassy and to be displayed in case of danger is ordered to be removed from doors of homes and houses. List of Jews in former Austrian provinces and localities. Order to arrest all influential Jews (office directors, lawyers, merchant) in Wiener Neustadt, November 10, 1938 [one day after Kristallnacht]: "Excesses committed by Party organizations against Jews are not to be interfered with; however, there should be no incendiary actions, mistreatments, or killings." Local reports about Aktion against Jews in the region, including the shipping off of Jews; list of Jews arrested in area, and about confiscated jewelry, money, and other valuables (November 17, 1938). Orpo directive, Wiener Neustadt (November 11, 1938): "Political organizations have issued an order for ending Aktion against Jews. You are to see to it that stores that have been demolished are to concealed behind wooden screens so that little if any of the damage is visible. Houseowners are to make repairs when ordered by the polic. Remains of synagogues and similar items are to be quickly removed....All Jews not yet arrested and who can work, and are between 18 and 50 years old, are to be immediately taken into protective custody. All confiscated jewelry not yet turned in is to be handed over to collection points immediately. All Aktionen against Jews are to cease immediately; those violating this directive are to be reported to the Gestapo." Gendarmerie notices warning of anti-state demonstrations (April 1944), and also of anti-Hitler acts on his birthday. Diverse gendamerie announcments about espionage and sabotage, surveillance during Catholic holiday celebrations, reports on enemy broadcasts asking listeners to fight the Nazis, etc. June 1944 announcement, Vienna, about rules and requirement for "Jupo" [Juden Polizei]. Announcement to all gendarmerie units: "Evacuation of Jews from Ostmark," to be completed by September 15, 1942, and who is to be exempted. As of September 1, 1941, Jewish star of David is to be distributed through Vienna Jewish Community office. Various communications anticipating illegal acts and events, mostly among foreign workers in Germany; also the imposition of public silence on various Protestant and Catholic clerics. 1938-1944.

470 Circulars of Landrat of Wiener-Neustadt regarding surveillance of Ukrainian immigrant organization OUN and the "Ukrainian Society in Germany." Seventh-Day Adventists. 1942. 3 pp.

Wiener Neustadt gendarmerie memo about Ukrainian emigrants and activities of their organizations. Dissolution of Seventh-Day Adventists throughout former Austria. 1942.

495 HSSPF at the German troop office in France, regarding arrest of 14 French police prefects for helping Resistance. 1944. 44 pp.

Correspondence concerning arrest of 14 prefects in occupied France, with related reports and correspondence (May 1944).

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65 Chief of administration of Preyhau [sp?], Upper Silesia. no date.

Cost estimates for a hospital isolation ward in Charlottenburg. 1912.



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111 Orders of German police regarding IDs for Gypsies. Protection of the Prince-Regent of Yugoslavia. Search of Germans, foreigners, etc. 1938. 83 pp.

Kripo Breslau (October 1940): issued of IDs for "gypsies, mixed-race gypsies, and anyone travelling like gypsies." Search for Baptist minister who left a labor camp; other search notices for Jews who supposedly emigrated, Poles who left their workplace, deserters, etc. Names of politically suspect Yugoslavs, to be searched for and identified if on German territory. Additional searches, one for a German who fought for Republican Spain. 1938.

115 Orders and circulars of German police and administrative organizations regarding public health and sanitation measures for foreign workers in Germany. Living conditions for POWs and Russian internees, etc. 1938 - 1942. 23 pp.

Local administrative police memos about guarding French POWs, search for Polish civilian workers, and order for internment of Soviet citizens (22 June 1941). Various items about church matters. 1938-1942.

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