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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid
Latvian State Archives of the Former Latvian KGB (State Security Committee) records from Fond 1986 relating to war crimes investigations and trials in Latvia, 1941-1995 (bulk 1944-1966) [manuscript RG-06.027]
36 linear in. (8 boxes)
Organized: Box 1, Case 182 - Case 1261; Box 2, Case 1297/1 - 14817; Box 3, Case 15420 - Case 30614; Box 4, Case 30628 - Case 39933; Box 5, Case 40558/tom 1 - Case 42500; Box 6, Case 42604 - Case 44899/4; Box 7, Case 44934/1 - Case 45100/3, and Box 8, Case 45100/4 - Case 45285. Arrangement of the cases is numerical. Arrangement of documents within each case is primarily chronological.
Summary: Contains photocopies of selected interrogation transcripts, decrees, biographical data sheets, witness statements, photographs, and various other court and trial documents from the Latvian State Archives Fond 1986 relating to the arrest, investigation, prosecution, and sentencing of war criminals accused of atrocities committed in Latvia during World War II. The materials in the collection range in date from 1941 to 1995 with the bulk of the documents dating from 1944 to 1966.
Language note: Chiefly in Russian with some Latvian. The finding aid is in English.
Received from: Latvijas Valsts Arhivs; Reg. Nr. 03496177 Bezdeliguiela 1, Riga, LV-1007; Purchase.
Provenance: The Federalnaia sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossii (KGB / State Security Committee) compiled the records for the purposes of war crime investigations and prosecution from ca. 1944 to 1995. The cases are located in Fond 1986 of the Latvian State Archives (Latvijas Valsts Arhivs). United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives purchased and received photocopies of the cases in November 1997.
Case #836-2 Laimans Karlovich Zarinsh and others, 1945-1965.
167,168 Excerpt from interrogation of Ernest Aleksandrovich Sinaitis. 22 May 1945.
171-174 Excerpt from interrogation of Adolf Liudvigovich Pukherts. 30 May 1945. 4 pp.
175,176 Excerpt from interrogation of Pukherts. 2 July 1945. 2 pp.
Case #38295/1 Januaryis J. Indriksons and others, 1946.
Januaryis J. Indriksons, accused of personally killing Jews in Riga area.
Januaryis J. Gertsons, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Arnold J. Javnozolinsh, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Imans Liepa, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Krish V. Miezavs, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Indrikisa-Juris Kristaps, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Andrey A. Januarysons, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Johan-Robert Lazda, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Arnold A. Roms, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Liudvig-Januaryis Roms, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Alfred-Januaryis Burkevich, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Rheingold F. Tserinsh, accused of fighting against Soviet forces.
Petr J. Latvelis, accused of helping Januaryis J. Indriksons and Januaryis J. Gertsons hide after the war.
Januaryis E. Namikis, accused of helping Januaryis J. Indriksons and Januaryis J. Gertsons hide after the war.
Herbert A. Miezis, accused of helping others in case after the war.
Mirdza E. Miesis, accused of helping others in case after the war.
Emma J. Ozolinsh, accused of helping others in case after the war.
Karlis P. Garoza, NKVD official, accused of helping others in cases after the war.
1 Arrest order for Indriksons. 13 July 1946. 1 p.
5,6 Personal data on Indriksons. n.d. 4 pp.
30-37 Interrogation [incomplete] of Indriksons. 2 Aug. 1946. 16 pp.
Case #38295/2 Januaryis J. Indriksons and others continued, 1946.
235-260 Concluding indictment. 31 Aug. 1946. 26 pp.
354,355 Soviet Union Supreme Court decision affirming or altering sentences. 27 December 1946. 4 pp.
Case #39079 case, 1947-1956.
328-334 Excerpt from record of trial of Januaryis J. Litauniks. 6 October 1952. 7 pp.
335 Sentence (copy) of Litauniks. 6 October 1952. 2 pp.
160-168 Record (copy) of trial of Petr Yu. Pauninsh. 15 December 1948. 9 pp.
169-172 Interrogation (copy) of Aleksandr Yu. Vingris. 4 Aug. 1952. 4 pp.
173-177 Excerpt (copy) from record of Vingris's trial. 26 September 1952. 5 pp.
178-180 Statement of commission studying Nazi war crimes in Preili and Daugavpils area. 30 March 1945. 3 pp.
Box 4 Case #39933 case, 1948-1950.
42-44 Interrogation (copy) of Vladislav F. Arays. 6 May 1948. 3 pp.
45,46 Excerpt from record of Arays's trial. 24 May 1948.. 2 pp.
Case #44853/1 Saukitens and Urbene, 1962.
137-141 Interrogation of Ansis J. Domburs [a.k.a. Ansis Damburs]. 11 May 1946. 5 pp.
142-159 Translation [in Russian] of Latvian-language testimony of Ansis J. Domburs. 13 June 1946. 18 pp.
160,161 Statement on examination of criminal archives. 13 Aug. 1962. 2 pp.
162 Physician's statement on death of prisoner Albert Ansovich Kondras. n.d. 1 p.
163,164 Interrogation of Kondras. 31 October 1944. 3 pp.
165-170 Interrogation of Kondras. 2 November 1944. 6 pp.
174-180 Interrogation of Kondras. 25 December 1944. 7 pp.
62 Document [in Latvian] of Rezeknes police. 20 July 1942. 1 p.
70 Message [in Latvian and Russian] to Daugavpils procurator that all residents of the town of Audrini have been arrested and the town burned. January 1942. 1 p.
44 List of persons shot during German occupation of Berzagam (near Rezeknes). n.d. 1 p.
50 Statistics on persons killed in Andrupen Volost. 31 October 1944. 1 p.
73 Statistics on victims in Kaunat Volost. n.d. 1 p.
92 Statistics on victims in Maltan Volost. 31 October 1944. 1 p.
98 Statistics on victims in Makatan Volost. 31 October 1944. 1 p.
111 Statistics on victims in Ozolain Volost. 31 October 1944. 1 p.
118 Statistics on victims in Reznen Volost. 3 October 1944. 1 p.
165 Statistics on victims in Silayan Volost. 31 October 1944. 1 p.
Case #45285 Viktor-Bernhard T. Arais case, 1975-1976.
Accused of directing the killing of political prisoners and Jews in Bikernieks forest and Rumbulsk forest near Riga and personally shooting Soviet citizens.
1,2 Statement on the examination of the file in the case of Juris P. Shumskis. 27 November 1975. 2 pp.
35,36 Statement on the examination of the file in the case of Artur N. Abols. 28 November 1975. 2 pp.
49-55 Statement on the examination of the file in the case of Miervaldis A. Lavinsh. 5 January 1976. 7 pp.
56-59 Excerpt from interrogation of Miervaldis A. Lavinsh. 3 January 1945. 4 pp.
103-110 Statement on the examination of the file in the case of Robert Gulbis. 16 February 1976. 8 pp.
239-244 Statement on the examination of the file in the case of Erik K. Glaznieks. 16 February 1976. 6 pp.
136-142 List of persons who are mentioned in documents relating to case of Viktor-Bernhard T. Arais. 27 Aug. 1976. 7 pp.
11-13 Decision to request extension of duration of investigation in the Arais case. 13 January 1976. 3 pp.
14-16 Decision to request extension of duration of investigation in the Arais case. 6 May 1976. 3 pp.
22-34 Decision [incomplete] to stop investigation in Arais case until his whereabouts are determined. n.d. 13 pp.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archival Finding Aid
Latvian Central State Historical Archive (Riga) records, 1941-1945 [microform]. [manuscript RG-18.002M]
33 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.
Provenance: The Generalkommissariat in Riga, the Reichskommissariat für das Ostland, the Latvian Legion, the Wehrmachtsbefehlhaber Ostland, and other occupation and collaboration agencies in occupied Latvia created the records during World War II. The Soviet (Red Army) captured the records at the end of the war and later deposited them in the Latvian Central State Historical Archive in Riga, Latvia. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives filmed selected files from the archives in Riga in 1991.
Restriction on access: Unrestricted access.
Restriction on use: Restrictions apply. See cooperative agreement with the Central State Historical Archive, Riga.
Summary: Contains information about concentration of Latvian Jews; persecution of Jews and Gypsies; confiscation of Jewish property; activities of partisans; collaboration of Latvians; activities of various police forces; and the ghettos in Riga, Liebau, and nearby localities.
Organization and arrangement: Arrangement is thematic.
Language: In German and Latvian.
Preferred citation: Standard citation for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives. Cite Latvian Central State Historical Archive - Riga as custodian of the originals.
Location: STACKS, Microfilm drawer UC33.
1. Food rations for persons in prisons and concentration camps (R30-4-5)
Summary: Contains information about rationing and food amounts for persons in prisons and concentration camps, apparently in the area of Riga, Latvia.
2. Records relating to the Riga Termgefangnis (R30-4-20)
Summary: Contains information about the prison canteen (Gemeinschaft Termgefangnis) in Riga.
3. Records relating to food rationing for Jewish laborers and prisoners of Salaspils (R39-5-59)
Summary: Contains information about the establishment of a kitchen for laborers from Duenaburg, rationing of food for Jewish laborers, food for Salaspils prisoners working for area businesses, and the acquisition of vegetables for the city hospital in Riga.
4. Records relating to the Riga fire brigade; the reorganization of the civil government in Latvia; the regulation of travel outside the Reichskommissariat Ostland; and the appointment of the Wehrmachtsbefehlhaber Ostland (R69-1A-1)
Summary: Contains information about reprisals for sabotage against German soldiers; liquidation of the Riga fire brigade and the establishment of a new fire department by the Generalkommissar of Riga, Oct to Nov 1941; the "Assembly of Representatives of Latvian Organizations" on 11 Jul 1941 in Riga; appointment of the new Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber Ostland in 1941; activities of the SS, Schutzpolizei, and Gendarmerie in Latvia; separation of Germans and native Latvians on the railroads; directives issued by the Generalkommissar giving instruction on the administration of the occupied territories in Ostland; and regulation of travel between the Reichskommissariat and other neighboring territories.
5. Records of the Reichskommissariat fur das Ostland concerning the monitoring of various ethnic, political, and church groups in Latvia (R69-1A-2)
Summary: Contains information about the monitoring of various ethnic, political, and religious groups in Latvia including Jews, Gypsies, the Lidumnieks, and the Latvian Evangelical Church; the suppression of the Russian population; special handling of Jews and Gypsies by the SS; regulation of celebrations of the Latvian independence day by the Germans; youth organizations in Latvia; banning of religious processions; Islamic (Moslem) prisoners of war; establishment of a Vertrauenstelle for "russische Volksgruppe;" the formation and charters of Die Roder and the Lidumniek political organizations.
6. Records relating to the Raumordnungsplan fur das Ostland, 1942-1944 (R69-1A-3)
Summary: Contains information about the Raumordnungsplan fuer das Ostland, 14 Nov 1942; protection of factories from air attacks; development of industry and shipping in Ostland; names and locations of private industry in Ostland; and plans for improvement of railroads, new military practice grounds, new harbors in the Baltic region, new airports in Ostland, and improvements for the city of Liebau.
7. Records relating to confiscation of property and refugees in Ostland (R69-1A-4)
Summary: Contains information about space requirements for government offices and the Wehrmacht; lodging for German troops, refugees, and Russian laborers; statistics for refugees; confiscation of school, sanatoria, and hospital facilities for use by occupation forces; and actions for the evacuation of refugees by transport.
8. Records relating to mixed marriages and handling of Jews in the Reichskommissariat Ostland (R69-1A-6)
Summary: Contains information about regulations for marriages between non-Jews and Jews, between German citizens and citizens of the Baltic region, and between German soldiers and citizens of the Baltic region; handling of Jews and Gypsies in the Reichskommissariat Ostland; the solution of the "Judenfrage" in Ostland; Ambassador Alexander Kacens and the Latvian government-in-exile in Istanbul; Latvian national independence celebration on 18 Nov 1943; Estonian and Latvian [?collaboration] air force units; the concentration of Jews into small concentration camps; initiation of the "Deutsche Volksliste;" establishment of ghettos; regulation and resettlement of evacuees; and use of youths from the Baltic region in labor camps.
9. Records relating to partisan activity in Ostland (R69-1A-8)
Summary: Contains information about partisan (bandits) activities in Ostland; directives to teach the indigenous population to speak German; forced decrease of travel by the civilian population; distribution of alcohol (liquor) to the community "elders;" celebration of the harvest festival in Goldinger; areas near Riga designated for torpedo squadron practice; identification of persons related to Wehrmacht personnel; alternative quartering for civil servants of the Reichskommissariat; assigning of seals and coat of arms crests to various government offices and agencies; the July Feiertags celebration by the Orthodox Church; naturalization of foreign citizens who ara native to the occupied eastern territory; and the confiscation of property of refugees.
10. Records relating to rationing and procurement of food and supplies in Ostland (R69-1A-10)
Summary: Contains information about regulation of rations; recruitment of labor; distribution of alcohol; resettlement of Baltic citizens; statistics for distribution of food supplies and horses; Russian refugees; the 1943 harvest in Ostland; special handling of Poles in Ostland; provisions for and quartering of the Wehrmacht; the "Turiba" organization led by Ernst Puravs; supplies for prisoners in Salaspils (pp. 214-217); and provisions for prisoners of war in Ostland.
11. Records relating to schools, universities, and educators, 1941-1944 (R69-1A-12)
Summary: Contains information about establishment and closing of schools; regulation of curriculum; investigation and dismissal of educators; political, economic, and cultural situations in Latvia; regulation of languages used in the Baltic states; industry; confiscation of church registers; security of various Kreisarchives; and plans for youth labor.
12. Records relating to damage and destruction of railroads and bridges in the Soviet Union, 1941 and 1943 (R69-1A-15)
Summary: Contains information about damage to various bridges in the Soviet Union, their locations, and suggestions for repair; damage to railroads in the Soviet Union; organization schemes for the Sowjet-russiche Eisenbahnverwaltung, Chaussenverwaltung, and Nachrichtsverwaltung; and activities of the Revisions-Generaldirektion for Sep - Oct 1941.
13. Records relating to the Russian Orthodox Church, adoption of foreign children, and the National Socialist Party in Russia (R69-1A-16)
Summary: Contains information about various subjects including air raids on Schwanenberg; episodes of resistance activity by "bandits" in Modohn; selection of the new Russian patriarch in 1943; censorship of the Latvian press; naturalization of Ostland natives; Soviet prisoners of war; recruitment of Latvian laborers into service for the Germans; voluntary SS legions; labor unions; the arrest and interrogation of Gustavs Clemins; the "Briva Latvija" newspaper; recruitment into and activities of the Reichsarbeitsdienst; regulation of adoption of foreign children; Nationalsozialistische Russichen Arbeiter-Partei; the Kaminski Manifest; religious care for Russian evacuees; Masonic organizations; repatriation of White Russians; and the evacuation of 4,500 refugees from ?Agluna to Germany.
14. Situation reports of district kommissars of various Latvian cities, 1941-1942 (R69-1A-17)
Summary: Contains situation reports from district Kommissars of several Latvian cities for 1941 and 1941 including Riga, Daugavpils, Liebau, and Jelgava. The reports include information about the conditions of industry, politics, economics, health and hygiene, culture, education, agriculture, and churches. Also included is information about disease control, persecution of Jews, the Riga ghetto, the mentally ill, and the Latvian intelligentsia.
15. Montly reports from Gebietkommissars in Riga, Daugavpils, Liebau, Wolmar (Valmiera), and Mitau (Jelgava), 1942-1943 (R69-1A-18)
Summary: Contains monthly Lageberichte from district Kommissars of several Latvian cities for 1942 and 1943 including Riga, Daugavpils, Valmiera (a.k.a.Wolmar), Liebau, and Jelgava. The reports include information about the conditions of industry, politics, economics, health and hygiene, culture, education, schools, and agriculture. Also included is information about disease control, persecution of Jews, activities of churches, utilization of Latvian civilians and Jews in the labor force, labor statistics, Jews in ghettos, construction projects in which Jews were laborers, sterilization of Jewish women, distribution of ration and clothing cards, and communist propaganda.
16. Records relating to religious organizations, sports organizations, and the erection of ghettos in several cities in Ostland (R69-1A-19)
Summary: Contains information about religious groups banned by the Nazis; utilization of Jewish labor; erection of ghettos in Riga, Jelgava, Valmiera, and several other cities in Ostland; statistics on ghetto populations; instructions for administration and guarding of ghettos; special handling of mixed marriages; Jewish property; the "rassenpolitischen Pruefungskommission;" Peter-Pauls-Bruederschaft; promotion and support or sports groups including the "Aizsargi" and "Lettischen Aeroklubs"; banning of singing or playing of the Latvian national hymn and prayer; and suppression of the Russian population in the occupied East.
17. Records relating to health issues, hospitals and sanitariums, and sterilization (R69-1A-20)
Summary: Contains information about various health issues including the combat of typhus and the coerced sterilization of Jews; locations of hospitals and sanitariums; numbers of hospital beds; delousing programs; resistance through bacterial sabotage; activities of the Eugenischen Kommission; the mentally ill; and a Latvian physician who is married to a Jew, drafted into the Waffen SS Latvian Legion [pp. 169-177].
18. Administrative records relating to the appointment of Oskar Danker, the first general director of Latvia, 1942-1944 (R69-1A-21)
Summary: Contains information about Latvian General Oskar Danker, his "Lebenslauf," his family history, his military record, and his appointment to the office of general director of the "Generalbezirk" Latvia.
19. Records relating to the suppression of sabotage acts, 1942-1943 (R69-1A-25)
Summary: The bulk of the records are administrative in nature and relate to the classification and proper handling of documents. Materials dealing with the suppression of acts of sabotage are found on pages 263 through 311. Also included is a Jan 1943 Lagebericht for the Security Police.
20. Records relating to partisan resistance and anti-Nazi propaganda in Latvia, 1942-1944 (R69-1A-26)
Summary: Contains Latvian language pamphlets and newspaper articles and German translations of Latvian-language pamphlets and newspaper articles with information about partisan resistance; anti-Nazi propaganda; Latvian response to the German occupation of Germany; and the activities of the Red Army.
21. Records relating to anti-German propaganda in Latvia and to Latvian author Senta Maurina, 1942 (R69-1A-27)
Summary: Contains information about anti-German propaganda, persecution of Russian citizens, and the anti-Geman literature of Senta Maurina. Also included is information about the evacuation of Walk.
22. Records relating to the seizure of Jewish property in Riga and other cities (R69-1A-28)
Summary: Contains information about seizure of Jewish property in several Latvian cities including Riga, Liepaja, and Valmiera; military issues including conscription and distribution of weapons; and regulation of language use in the Baltic States.
23. Records relating to the local police force in Mohdon, Jan 1942 (R69ds-6-38)
Summary: Contains information about the Kreispolizei in Modohn in Jan 1942.
24. Records relating to the administration of the occupied Eastern territory, guidelines for handling the Jewish question in the occupied East, and the "Fuhrer's Second Decree on the Introduction of Civil Administration" (R70-5-7)
Summary: Book on the "Organization of the Administration in the Occupied Eastern Areas" which includes "Guidelines for the handling of the Jewish question." Also includes information about compulsory labor for Jews and the "Fuehrer's Second Decree on the Introduction of Civil Administration."
25. Records relating to the establishment, organization, and administration of police forces in the occupied East, 1941-1943 (R70-5-8)
Summary: Contains information about the establishment, organization, and administration of a general police for the entire occupied East as well as local police units. Also included is information about industry for armaments and munitions; activities of Einsatzstab Rosenberg; the "Eindeutschung" of inhabitants of the occupied East; use of "U-Boat" warfare; collaborationist Russian general Vlassov in Mogilev; erection of practice and drilling grounds for the Waffen-SS; participation of "Volksgruppen" in government; and conscription of laborers.
26. Guide to agencies of the Reichskommissariat Ostland; guidelines for administration in the occupied East; and workshops in the Kaunas ghetto (R70-5-11)
Summary: Contains a guide to the various agencies of the Reichskommissariat Ostland; information about the release of administrative decrees; information about the handling of classified materials; guidelines and directives on administration in the occupied East; information about the establishment of workshops and about Jewish laborers in the Kaunas ghetto; and regulation of travel in and out of the occupied East.
27. Records relating to the treatment of Jews in Latvia and the administrative activities of the Wehrmacht, 1941-1944 (R70-5-15)
Summary: Contains a copy of "Allgemeine Anweisung ueber die Anwendung der Miliaerverwaltungsanordnungen" (approximately 150 pages) which includes information about Latvian police forces (p. 38), persecution of Latvian Jews (p. 87-88, 147), Judenraete, ghettos, evacuations of Jews, and Jewish laborers. Also included is information about Wehrmacht orders involving contact with Jews (pp. 161 and 162); political prisoners, Jewish prisoners, and POWs in Daugavpils (pp. 226 and 227); construction of an airport in Jewe, Lithuania; combating partisans (p. 267); designations for torpedo practices areas near Riga; and regulation of travel in the occupied East.
28. Records relating to confiscation of property of anti-fascists, communists, Jews, and refugees in the occupied East, 1940-1944 (R70-5-19)
Summary: Contains information about confiscation of property of anti-fascists ("deutschfeindlicher personen"), communists, Jews, and refugees in the occupied East from ca. 1940 to ca. 1944.
29. Records relating to the evacuation of Jews and Jewish property, 1941-1944 (R70-5-23)
Summary: Contains information about evacuations of Jews (p. 24) and registration of Jewish property (p. 64). Also included is information about "Vertrauenstelle" (security clearance offices) for "russische Volksgruppe" (ethnic russians); lessening of parental control over the enlistment of minors in the Wehrmacht and the SS; directives for government administration in the occupied East; handling of anti-fascists and Soviet POWs; choosing a national seal/coat of arms for the indigenous population; extradition of Estonians who fled to Finland; regulation of national holidays; and new borders with the Ukraine and White Russia.
30. Records relating to confiscation of Jewish property, 1942-1943 (R70-5-24)
Summary: Contains information about confiscation and handling of Jewish and other property by police forces and the SS with special attention to gold, silver, and other valuables. Also includes information on property seized in Tallinn, Estonia, Lithuania, and Minsk, USSR.
31. Records relating to the 22-23 Jan 1943 meeting of the Gebietskommissars of the Reichskommissariat Ostland (R70-5-31)
Summary: Program, agenda, and reports relating to the 22-23 Jan 1943 meeting. Contains information relating to the suppression of partisan activity; use of propaganda; organization of youth groups in the Baltics; and participation of Poles in government.
32. Records relating to civil administration in Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania and the Dankers report of Jan 1942 (R70-5-32)
Summary: Contains information about civil administration in the Baltics; various domestic matters; officials of the administration; administration of the military; and Valdmanis, Director of Justice. Also included is the Jan 1942 report by Dankers, General Director of the Interior, relating to political situation of Latvia.
33. Records relating to Jewish mixed marriages and special handling of Jews in the Baltic states, 1942-1943 (R70-5-34)
Summary: Contains information about the definition of "Jude"; marriages between Jews and non- Jews; special handling of Jews in the occupied East; restrictive laws for Jews in the Baltics; registration of Jews and Jewish property; and special handling of foreign Jews.
34. Records relating to schoold, the press, and the political situation in the Baltics, 1941-1942 (R70-5-35)
Summary: Contains information about schools and education; educators; creation of a state university in Riga; appointment of the "Tevija" newspaper as the central organ of the Latvian press; various newspapers in Latvia and Estonia. Also included are "lagebericht" discussing the status of politics, economics, culture, and industry in the Baltics and a German-language translation of an article by W. A. Brystrjansky concerning the German colonization of the Baltics and the Soviet Union.
35. Reports on partisan activity in Ostland, Jan-May 1943 (R70-5-36)
Summary: Reports from the Wehrmacht commander in Riga dated from Jan to May 1943 containing information about combating partisans; statistics on partisan casualties; and sabotage to industry, railroads and business. Also included is a 21 Dec 1942 memorandum by the Wehrmacht commander describing what was known about Russian prisoners of war. The memo also includes information on the Jewish question in the Soviet Union, POW camps, and the influence of propaganda in the Soviet Union.
36. Reports on partisan activity and anti-fascist propaganda, 1942-1944 (R70-5-42)
Summary: Reports from the Wehrmacht commander in Riga from Nov-Dec 1942 and Nov-Dec 1943 containing information about combating partisans, statistics on partisan casualties, sabotage to industry, railroads, and business. Also included are memos and situation reports from Apr 1943 containing information about anti-fascist propaganda, economics, radio broadcasting, the press, and labor in Ostland.
37. Records relating to renaming of streets in Riga and conditions in the Riga ghetto (R70-5-44)
Summary: The bulk of the file unit relates to renaming of streets and plazas in various Latvian cities. Also included are two situation reports filed by the Kommandeur der Ordnungspolizei und Polizeifuehrer Lettland. The 23 Dec 1941 report comments on conditions in the Riga ghetto (p. 29).
38. Records relating to special handling of classified and encoded materials and liquidation of Jews in White Russia (Byelorussia) (R70-5-47)
Summary: Contains information about employment of non-Germans by German occupation agencies; guidelines for handling and circulating classified and encoded materials; examples of actual administrative forms; and directions for use of the Reichspost. Also included is a 20 Aug 1943 memo with a reference to a 19 Jul 1943 report concerning the liquidation of Jews in White Russia [p. 73].
39. Records relating to administration of the Baltic States by the German occupation government; suppression of the national anthems of the Baltics; and monitoring of Baltic celebrations (R70-5-56)
Summary: Contains information about suppression of singing and recitation of national anthems (hymns) of the Baltic states; monitoring of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Latvian release from Bolshevism (22 May 1919) by the occupation government; questions of land ownership in Latvia between Germany and the Soviet Union; and the 1943-1944 nominations and appointments of Latvian citizens by the German occupation government for positions as "Generaldirektoren" in the local government.
40. Records relating to handling of the native population in Ostland; confiscation of religious art; and expropriation of Jewish property (R70-5-63)
Summary: Contains information about the treatment of the native population in Ostland; acceptable methods of punishment for natives of Ostland; confiscation of illuminated Bibles from an Orthodox church by Einsatzstab Rosenberg [p. 30]; and expropriation of Jewish property [p. 31].
41. Records relating to Jews in the labor force and Jews in concentration camps in Ostland (R70-5-65)
Summary: Contains information about regulations for use of Jews in the labor force and information about the imprisonment of Jews in concentration camps in Ostland.
41. Records relating to conscription of Ostland natives into the labor force; partisan activity in Byelorussia; deployment of youth and refugees in the labor force; and use of prisoners of war in the forestry and logging industry (R70-5-67 parts 1 and 2)
Summary: Contains information about conscription of natives of Ostland into the work force; partisan activity in Byelorussia; relocation of industry in the Baltic states; use of youth and refugees in the labor force; and use of prisoners of war in the forestry and logging industry.
42. Records relating to employment, transportation, housing, and evacuations of refugees in Ostland; refugees in concentration camps in Ostland; and partisan activity in Ostland (R70-5-72)
Summary: Contains information about housing of refugees, transportation of refugees, refugees in concentration camps in Ostland, and use of refugee labor. Also includes information about evacuation of families from areas in Ostland known to be infested with partisans; activities of Einsatzgruppen in Ostland; prisoners of war; and populations of concentration camps.
44. Records relating to military administration; administration of the city of Riga; return of property to original owners; and utilization of labor in Ostland (R70-5-73)
Summary: Contains information about military administration; administration of the city of Riga; special handling of classified materials; establishment of hospitals for tuberculosis and psychiatric patients; border control between Estonia and Latvia; the 1944 trip of Oskar Dankers, the first General Director of Ostland, to Finland; regulations for contributions to churches; and return of property to Poles by the Germans. Also includes a booklet entitled "Die Arbeiter aus dem Osten." The booklet contains information about the utilization of the labor force from Ostland and the relationship between Ostland laborers and Bolshevism.
45. Records relating to the administration of teh city of Riga; "Judische Mischlinge"; and confiscation of Jewish property and property of enemies of the Reich (R70-5-74)
Summary: Contains information about administration of the city of Riga; official/military dress codes; employment of "Judische Michlinge" [p. 92]; reform and reduction of the "self administration" governments of Estonia and Lithuania; confiscation of Jewish property and property of enemies of the Reich [p. 173]; financial support for native families with several children; and new regulations for salaries of military personnel.
46. Records relating to repatriation of Baltic Germans (R70-5-76)
Summary: Contains information about repatriation of Baltic Volksdeutsche from the Baltic States to Germany. Documents range in date from Sep 1942 to Apr 1943.
47. Records relating to the investigation of Fr. Gennadius Komarowski (R70-5-77)
Summary: Contains information about Fr. Gennadius Komarowski, the priest of the Greek-Orthodox community of Borowka-Silene, Kreis Illuxt (a.k.a. Ilukste, Latvia), and the investigation of his alleged connections with the communist party. Documents range from Apr 1942 to Sep 1942.
48. Records relating to the liquidation and subsequent burning of the Glebokie ghetto (R70-5-0)
Summary: Contains information about the deportation of Jews from the Glebokie ghetto to concentration camps in Poland, the seizure of property from the Jewish inhabitants, and the subsequent destruction of the ghetto by fire in Aug 1943.
49. Records relating to new identity cards for Jews in mixed marriages, mischlinge, children from mixed marriages, POWs, and other in Ostland (R70-5-81)
Summary: Contains information about the 1942-1943 introduction of new identity cards for Jews married to "aryans;" children from mixed marriages; mischlinge; former prisoners of war; persons of foreign birth living in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia; and Latvians involved in the 1941 resettlement from Soviet-occupied areas of Latvia to Germany.
50. Records relating to border control in Ostland; escape of Estonians to Finland and Sweden; and the refugee camp at Alytus (Olita), Lithuania (R70-5-86)
Summary: Contains information about establishment and administration of new border posts in Ostland; escape of Estonian youth and others by sea to Finland and Sweden; and the refugee camp at Alytus (Olita), Lithuania.
51. Daily war record, 22 Jul 1943 - 13 Sep 1944 (R71-1-7)
Summary: Contains a daily war record for 22 Jul 1943 - 13 Sep 1944 in Latvian with information about the activities of the SS and Latvian military divisions.
52. Records relating to confiscation of private and public property by the Wehrmacht in Latvia during 1941 (R80-2-9)
Summary: Contains information about confiscation of private and public property in several Latvian cities by the Wehrmacht; seizure of homes and furnishing of Jews after their removal to the Riga ghetto; and regulations for Jews in the labor force. Also included are lists of names and addresses of those Jewish families whose homes and property were seized by the Wehrmacht.
53. Records relating to Soviet prisoners of war and Russian civilians working for the Wehrmacht (R80-3-1)
Summary: Contains information about salary and other support for Russian civilians employed by the Wehrmacht; special camps for housing of Russian civilians in the labor force in Ostland; and Soviet prisoners of war. Also included are lists of names and addresses for Russian teachers and translators employed by the Wehrmacht.
54. Records relating to Wehrmacht activities in Riga and Kaunas and Jews in the labor force in Riga and Kaunas (R80-3-2)
Summary: Contains information about Wehrmacht activities in Riga and Kaunas; orders for military dress; regulation of Jewish movement in and out of the Riga ghetto; and Jews in the labor force.
55. Records relating to Wehrmact activities in Ostland; prisoners of war; and rationing of food (R80-3-4)
Summary: Contains information about Wehrmacht activities in Ostland; use of prisoners of war in the labor force; use of Russian civilians in the labor force; rationing of food; and concerns for sanitation.
56. Besondere Anordnung concerning prisoners of war camps in Ostland; Soviet prisoners of war; and various military matters (R80-3-6)
Summary: Contains several "Besondere Anordnung" (special orders) concerning Wehrmacht activities in Ostland; sanitation concerns; food rationing for prisoners of war; handling of Soviet prisoners of war; prisoner of war camps in Ostland; and various other military matters including travel; fire prevention; and maintenance of military vehicles in winter. Also included is a 30 Oct 1943 memo from the Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber Ostland mentioning suposed Jewish responsibility for war [p. 130]
57. Besondere Anordnung concerning the use of the civilian population in labor and food rationing in the military (R80-3-11)
Summary: Contains several "Besondere Anordnung" (special orders) concerning use of the civilian population for labor and food rationing for the military.
58. Records relating to confiscation of property of Jews; enemies of the German state; and abandoned property from homes in Riga (R80-3-25)
Summary: Contains printed forms used by the Wehrmacht to inventory property of Jews; enemies of the German state; and abandoned property in Riga. Each package of forms includes inventory checklists for furniture and other household goods and a cover sheet with the address of the house or apartment involved and a copy of the Dec 1942 order from the Wehrmacht-Ortskommandantur Riga for the seizure of property.
59. Records relating to activities of the SS and the SD in Liebau and Daugavpils during 1942 (R82-1-1)
Summary: Contains information about activities of the SS and the SD in Liebau and Daugavpils including transports of "Altrussen" and Poles from Daugavpils to Kiel and Falkenberg in Germany, and resettlement actions in Daugavpils. Also included are several documents relating to the investigation of Major Heise, a young Latvian wanting to join the SD.
60. Records relating to partisan activity in Latvia (R82-1-2)
Summary: Contains information about partisan activity and various partisan groups in Latvia; partisan incidents in the area Osweja in Jan 1943; combatting paratroopers, terrorists, and saboteurs; and erection of new security posts for combatting partisans in the area of Dunaburg (Daugavpils).
61. Records relating to activities of police battallions in Latvia and the USSR (R82-1-3)
Summary: Contains information about activities of several police battalions Schutzmannschafts) in Latvia and the USSR. Police battalions mentioned in the documents are Gruppe Knecht, Gruppe Berta, Gruppe Gefechtsstand, and "Schutzmannschafts Bataillone" #273, #279, #276, #266E, Zobris, and Jserstadt. Also included is information about supplies and munitions for police battalions; statistics for weapons and vehicles; and awards for bravery for members of the police units.
62. Report on the activities of the SS, Einsatzgruppen, and several police battallions during "Operation Winterzauber," 16 Feb 1943 - 31 Mar 1943 (R82-1-4)
Summary: Contains a report of the activities of the SS, Einzsatzgruppen, and several police battalions (including Gruppe Knecht and Gruppe Schroder) while attempting to eliminate partisan groups in areas near the border between Latvia and the USSR. This special operation takes place at the same time as "Operation Winterzauber" which was led by Der Polizei Fuhrer Russland Nord, SS Obergruppenfuhrer und General der Polizei Jeckeln and lasted from 16 Feb to 31 Mar 1943.
63. Records relating to "Operation Winterzauber," Feb - Mar 1943 (R82-1-5)
Summary: Contains information about preparations by the Hohere SS- und Polizei Fuhrer fur des Ostlands und Russland Nord for "Operation Winterzauber" in Feb 1943. The bulk of the file unit is comprised of orders addressed to the participants of the operation including Gruppe Knecht, Gruppe Schroder, and Gruppe Isserstedt.
64. Records relating to "Operation Winterzauber" (R82-1-6)
Summary: Contains information about preparations by the Hohere SS- und Polizei Fuhrer fur des Ostlands und Russland Nord for "Operation Winterzauber" in Feb 1943. The bulk of the file is comprised of materials relating to supply and munitions needs of various Schutsmannschafts battalions participating in the operation.
65. Records relating to "Operation Winterzauber" (R82-1-7)
Summary: Contains information about activities of various Schutzmannschafts battalions participating in "Operation Winterzauber"; encounters with partisans; capture of partisans and seizure of their weapons; executions of captured partisans; and members of the various Schutzmannschafts battalions involved in the operation.
66. Records relating to the activities of various Schutzmannschafts battallions during "Operation Winterzauber" (R82-1-8)
Summary: Contains information about activities of various Schutzmannschafts battalions participating in "Operation Winterzauber"; supply and equipment needs of the various battalions; instructions for combatting paratroopers, terrorists, and saboteurs; establishment of police check points in areas of Latvia heavily occupied by partisans; and partisan condition near various Latvian towns.
67. Daily reports for Feb 1943 of Schutzmannschafts "Gruppe" and battallions participating in "Operation Winterzauber" (R82-1-9)
Summary: Contains daily reports for Feb 1943 describing activities of several Schutzmannschafts "Gruppe" and battalions participating in "Operation Winterzauber."
68. Daily reports for Gruppe Knecht during "Operation Winterzauber," Feb - Mar 1943 (R82-1-
Summary: Contains daily reports of Gruppe Knecht's (presumably a Schutzmannschaftsbattalion) activities during "Operation Winterzauber" from Feb to Mar 1943.
69. Daily reports for Gruppe Knecht, Gruppe Berta, and Gruppa Iltis during "Operation Winterzauber," Feb - Mar 1943 (R82-1-11)
Summary: Contains daily reports of the activities of Gruppe Knecht, Guppe Berta, and Gruppe Iltis (presumably Schutzmannschaftsbattalions) while participating in "Operation
Winterzauber" from Feb to Mar 1943.
70. Einsatzbefehle for Schutzmannschafts "Gruppe" and battallions during "Operation Winterzauber," Feb - Apr 1943 (R82-1-12)
Summary: Contains 20 Einsatzbefehle (orders) issued by Der Hohere SS- und Polizeifuhrer fur das Ostland und Russland Nord giving direction to several Schutzmannschafts "Gruppe" and battalions for actions against partisans. The Einsatzbefehle range in date from 14 Feb 1943 to 31 Mar 1943.
71. Daily reports relating to the participation of Gruppe Iltis and Gruppe Knecht in "Operation Winterzauber" (R82-1-13)
Summary: The bulk of the file contains daily reports for Mar 1943 describing activities of Schutzmannschafts Gruppe Iltis in "Operation Winterzauber." The reports include information about combatting partisans and statistics for partisans taken as prisoners and/or killed during fighting. Also included are daily reports for Schutzmannschafts Gruppe Knecht.
72. Records relating to "Operation Heinrich" (R82-1-14)
Summary: Contains information about military units (Einsatzgruppe and Sicherungsgruppe) participating in "Operation Heinrich" (special military measures for securing borders between Latvia/Estonia and the USSR); movement of military groups in Latvia and Estonia during "Operation Heinrich"; securing of borders between Latvia and the Soviet Union and Estonia and the Soviet Union; partisan activity; combatting partisans; decoding procedures for military units; and statistics for weapons and munitions used by military groups involved in "Operation Heinrich."
73. Release forms for prisoners in the Zentralgefangnis in Riga (R82-1-37)
Summary: Contains discharge forms for prisoners released from the Zentralgefangnis in Riga. Also included are sworn statements signed by prisoners promising not to have relations with communists or Jews and not to participate in political activities. The names of the prisoners mentioned in this file unit begin with K.
74. War diary (Kriegstagebuch) for "Operation Heinrich," 25 Oct 1943 - 15 Nov 1943 (R82-1-15)
Summary: War diary (Kriegstagebuch) of SS activities during "Operation Heinrich," 25 Oct 1943 - 15 Nov 1943. One episode of sabotage is mentioned under the 03 Nov 1943 entry.
75. Records relating to Soviet prisoners of war; registration of property; labor statistics; and partisans (R82-1-20)
Summary: Contains information about special identity markings for Soviet prisoners of war; Soviet prisoners of war who escaped from labor details; registration of property belonging to Jews and anti-Nazis; labor statistics; and surveillance of partisan activity by air.
76. Daily orders form the SS- Polizei Fuhrer Lettland, 1941-1943 (R82-1-21)
Summary: Contains daily orders given by the SS- Polizei Fuhrer Lettland to various SS, Schutzmannschaft, and police units. The orders contain information about prisoners of war; Jews in the labor force (p. 50); registration of Jewish property (p.62); and various other administrative matters.
77. Reports and diary excerpts relating to SS and Gendarmerie activities in Latvia, 1941-1943 (R82-1-22)
Summary: Contains information about SS and Gendarmerie activities in several Latvian cities. Also contains information about combating partisans (p. 17).
78. Records relating to Schutzmannschafts members killed or wounded during service, 1943-1944 (R82-1-25)
Summary: Contains information about deaths and injuries of several Schutzmannschafts members while combatting partisans in Latvia during 1943 and 1944.
79. Haushaltsplan of the Generaldirektion des Innern - Hauptdirektion der Lettischen Polizei, 1944 (R82-1-26)
Summary: Contains budget information for the Generaldirektion des Innern - Hauptdirektion der Lettischen Polizei for 1944.
80. Records relating to the service of Dr. Alexander Kakis in Salaspils (R82-1-31)
Summary: Contains information about the service of Dr. Alexander Kakis of Riga at the "Polizeigefangnis" and the "Arbeitserziehungslager" at Salaspils.
81. Release forms for prisoners in the Zentralgefangnis in Riga (names beginning with U) (R82-1-34)
Summary: Contains discharge forms for prisoners released from the Zentralgefangnis in Riga. Also included are sworn statements signed by prisoners promising not to have relations with communists or Jews and not to participate in political activities. The names of all prisoners mentioned in this file unit begin with U.
82. Release forms for prisoners in the Zentralgefangnis in Riga (names beginning Kl through Ku) (R82-1-35)
Summary: Contains discharge forms for prisoners released from the Zentralgefangnis in Riga. Also included are sworn statements signed by prisoners promising not to have relations with communists or Jews and not to participate in political activities. The names of all prisoners mentioned in this file unit range from Kl to Ku.
83. Release forms for prisoners in the Zentralgefangnis in Riga (names beginning KA, Ke, Ki, Kr, and Ku) (R82-1-36)
Summary: Contains discharge forms for prisoners released from the
Zentralgefangnis in Riga. Also included are sworn statements signed by prisoners promising not to have relations with communists or Jews and not to participate in political activities. The names of all prisoners mentioned in this file unit begin with Ka, Ke, Ki, Kr, and Ku.
84. Records relating to the activities of the 25th Latvian Schutzmannschaftsbattallion, Jul 1942 - Dec 1942 (R82-1-38)
Summary: Contains information about the activities of the 25th Latvian Schutzmannschaftsbattalion in Latvia and Byelorussia; Schutzmannschaftsbattalion personnel (name lists); combatting partisans in Byelorussia; and several special "operations" conducted by the 25th Latvian Schutzmannschaftsbattalion from Jul 1942 to Dec 1942.
85. Reports of the SD in Latvia, 1942-1943 (R82-1-39)
Summary: Reports from the SD-Sicherheitspolizei in Latvia from 1942 to 1943. The reports contain information and statistics about arrests of communists, prisoners of war, partisans, and saboteurs; conditions of politics, industry, economics, and churches in Latvia during 1942 and 1943; Latvians in the military; and anti-German propaganda regarding "the death of the German occupation."
86. Pay roster for Latvian SIPO - Battallion IV - Einsatzkommando Windau (Ventspils), Oct 1944 (R82-1-86)
Summary: Contains an Oct 1944 pay roster for Latvian SIPO - Battalion IV - Einsatzkommando in Windau (Ventspils), Latvia.
87. Lists of Jagdverband and Jagdkommando members (R82-1-46)
Summary: Contains information on members of various Jagdverbande and Jagdkommandos active in Latvia during 1944 and 1945; troop assignments in several Latvian cities; and Jagdverbander participating in "Operation Vergissmeinnicht."
88. Records relating to activities of Jagdverbande in Ostland, 1944-1945 (R82-1-47)
Summary: Contains information about activities of various Jagdverband units in Ostland during 1944 and 1945. Also includes information about Russian "Hiwis" ("Hilfsfreiwilligen"), volunteer assistants to the Germans.
89. Records relating to activities of Jagdverbande personnel, 1944-1945 (R82-1-48)
Summary: Contains information about SS - Jagdverband personnel and complaints from the civilian population regarding their conduct. Also contains information about Jagdverband deserters and Jagdverband encounters with partisans.
90. Records relating to police units under supervision of the Befehlshaber der Ordnungspolizei fur das Ostland, Dec 1941 - Dec 1942 (R83-1-1)
Summary: Contains information about activities of police units under supervision of the Befehlshaber der Ordnungspolozei fur das Ostland; monitoring of Jewish traffic in and out of the Riga ghetto; sanitation and health concerns; "Kriegsverdienstkreuz" award for police personnel; and restrictions on photographing executions.
91. Sonderbefehle and other records relating to activities of Schutzmannschafts-battallions and other police units in Liebau (R83-1-5)
Summary: Contains information about activities of Schutzmannschafts-Battalions; use of SS personnel in the Liebau ghetto; use of Jews and prisoners of war in the labor force; and selection of Latvian police personnel for service in the German police. Also included is information about anti-aircraft warfare in and around Liebau.
92. Orders relating to activities of the German navy at Liebau, Jan 1942 - Oct 1943 (R83-1-10)
Summary: Contains orders issued by the Seekommandant in Liebau from Jan 1942 to Oct 1943. The orders contain information concerning a variety of military matters including regulation of travel in the Ostgebiet; rationing for military personnel; use of Jews in the labor force; propaganda; and sabotage.
82-1 SS-und Polizeistandortführer Lettland
48 Activities of Jagdverbände. Complaints from civilian population. 1944 - 1945. 180 pp.
83-1 SS- und Polizeistandortführer Libau
1. Rights and duties of the uniformed police, including ghettoes (pp. 8, 27). Punitive operations (page 3). Hiding traces of crimes (page 45), etc. BdO Ostland directives. 1941 - 1942. 84 pp.
5. Operation "Winterzauber." Arajs Kommando. Schutzmannschaften. Executions, treatment of partisans, burning villages, confiscations after forced evacuations, and specific killing orders. Adding Latvian police to German battalions. 1942 - 1943. 33 pp.
10. Decrease in daily rations of German soldiers. Use of Jews as labor. Secret orders of Libau Navy commander. no date. 53 pp.
13. Schutzpolizei and gendarmerie matters. Name lists and duty rosters of officers and men. Treatment of Jews. 1942 - 1943. 91 pp.
15. SSPF and SIPO-SD personnel lists. 1941. 19 pp.
19. Register of incoming communications. Disposition of documents and files regulations. (see page 3). 25 September 1941 - 30 November 1943 (handwritten in German). 75 pp.
21. Kriegstagebuch SSPF Libau (Dietrich) 20 September 1941 - 30 November 1943 (handwritten). 159 pp.
22. Lageberichte: Beseitigung von alten Juden (5 October 1941). Political prisoners. Shootings of Jews and Communists. Prisoners-of-war. Typhus. Latvian anxieties. Police Battalion 13. Local Jews. Priest helps Jews (pp. 98, 162). 5 October 1941 - 28 December 1942. 205 pp.
23. Instructions for situation reports. Distribution of official vehicles to Latvian police. 1941 - 1942. 12 pp.
24. Latvian prefectures Einzeldienst, 1941 - 1942. Schutzmannschaft Libau. Various reports. Also local Jews (pp. 75, 82,and etc.). Political situation reports. 1941 - 1943. 108 pp.
25. Political situation reports, including local Jews (pp. 41-43, 48-50). 154 pp.
26. Political situation reports, including communist activists. Gypsies. Activities of Police Battalion no. 22. 1941 - 1943. 74 pp.
27. Political situation reports, including death camps (pp. 1, 9-10). 1941 - 1943. 41 pp.
28. Political situation reports, including escape of Polish Jews (page 87). 112 pp.
40. Organization of police. 1941 - 1942. 39 pp.
60. Education and training for Schutzpolizei and gendarmerie in case of catastrophic emergencies. (see page 36). 1941 - 1943. 49 pp.
62. Ideological education of policemen. 1941 - 1943. 62 pp.
69. Conflict between Army and Ordnungspolizei personnel. Personnel and organizational policy. Creation of special police units to protect German civilians. Police lists (pp. 7, 9, 15, and 17). 1941 -1943. 38 pp.
83-1 SS- und Polizeistandortführer Libau (continued):
71. Police and SS lists; Latvian Schutzmannschaften. In German and Latvian. 15 January 1942 - 16 November 1943. 90 pp.
Plan of training for Riga militia. Establishment of Defense Battalion - plan of organization. Plan of Police organization. Defense Battalion establishment for Ukraine. Guards battalion for Ukraine to watch over prison labor. Logistics of guarding military operations and installations, transportation and provisions, work implements and tools. (Note: several charts are illegible.)
80. Regulations regarding behavior, SS duties and responsibilities (executions, etc.). SS anti-homosexuality regulations. Forms of punishment. Military - SS relations. Military - civilian relations. Illegal trade with Jews. 19 October 1941 - 16 December 1942. 4 pp.
Orders regarding administration of German military presence in Latvia. Rules of conduct for German soldiers in occupied lands, dealing with resistance. Officers responsibilities. Safeguarding military secrecy.
114. Includes information on escape of Jews (p. 130). 7 November 1941 - 29 December 1942. 165 pp.
Administration of occupied territory. Utilization of POW labor. Problems of escaped prisoners.
113. Soviet POWs. 19 October 1941 - 5 January 1942. 23 pp.
Administration of occupied territories, mainly Lithuania and Latvia. Civilian and military affairs. Prisoner escapes and recapture efforts. Rules for treatment of prisoners. Major treatises of management of POWs. Organizational matters.
117 Treatment of Jews and Mischehen in occupied areas. Guarding trains transporting Jews East. Enclosure of letter from Regierungspresident Springorum of Kattowitz in February 1943 on escapes of Jews from trains to Auschwitz. Execution of hostages. Transfer of power to civilian authorities. 5 December 1941 - 27 August 1943. 15 pp.
Treatment of Jews in the Eastern occupied territories. Rules of conduct, organization, and administration.
118 Libau ghetto: Wachvorschrift für Ghetto-Wache, with map of Ghetto. Employment and payment of Jewish labor. Forced labor of Jews in occupied territories. 5 August 1942 - 16 September 1943. 9 pp.
Administration of Jewish population. Stoppage of all Jewish trade and industry. Ghetto administration.
119 Treatment of Gypsies. 3 December 1941 - 9 April 1942. 5 pp.
Guidelines for handling of Gypsy population. no documents.
120 Combatting and treatment of Soviet paratroopers (orders, etc.). 5 February 1942 - 21 September 1943. 26 pp.
Problem of paratroopers sent into German field territory and the countermeasures taken.
121 Anti-partisan program (pp. 2-3, 13-19, 25-30). 21 April - 4 December 1942. 60 pp.
Combat against the Partisans and guidelines for their capture.
122 Anti-partisan program. 24 November 1941 - 26 November 1943. 60 pp.
Partisan activities. Instructions on fighting Partisans. Secret orders concerning Partisans. Radio transmissions of Partisans. Treatment of captured Partisans.
133 Maintenance of law and order in Ostland (guidelines and orders), including treatment of Jews. 25 September 1941 - 28 June 1942. 35 pp.
Guidelines for military protection and for maintaining calm and order in Ostland. Measures taken against the Jews. Alarm regulations.
140 Transporting and guarding of Ostarbeiter. Identification cards for Jews. 27 March 1943 - 9 September 1943. 8 pp.
170 Certificates stating signer understands tasks regarding treatment and protection of classified documents signed by officials. May - 9 October 1942. 20 pp.
Written declaration that signer has been instructed in treatment and protection of classified and secret documents.
186 Einweisungskalender (information about Libau population and institutions). Guidelines for guard duty during alarms. Telephone directory of German agencies, including ghettos (pp. 1 - 2). 1941 - 5 January 1942. 15 pp.
Einweisungskalender. Guard duty during an alarm. Address and phone numbers of German agencies and authorities, including concentration camps and ghettos.
191 Activities of the 25th Latvian Schuma battalion, including ghetto escapes (pp. 63 - 67). 30 April 1942 - 1943. 75 pp.
Prisoner transport of 100 POWs from Libau to Sachsenhausen. Requests for more manpower. Marches of the 25th and the 268th Rifle Battalions. Unusual incidents in the Ostgebiete occupied by the Rifle Battalions. Report on members of the Rifle Battalion killed in action. Experience and activities reports of the 25th by Captain Mews. Report on health conditions.
200 Latvian police files with names, ghettos, and local Jews. April 1941 - October 1943. 102 pp.
Latvian police records and reports, with names, of incidents such as murders, shootings, anti-German comments, etc. Reports of incidents from Ghetto patrol. Reports of incidents involving Jews.
204 Including search of Jewish apartment (pp. 1-11). 3 April 1942 - 12 December(?) 1942.
Order concerning seizure of contents of an apartment of a Jewish family. Secret and underground trading.
205 Including Jewish property (pp. 32-37). September 1941 - November 1943. 72 pp.
Registration of Jewish Property. Orders to put named persons in concentration camp in Libau. Report on a fire in the military barracks includes list of dead and injured. Police records. List of members of the volunteer fire department.
206 Local Jews and Gypsies (pp. 18-122). 13 October 1941 - 29 November 1943. 292 pp.
Police reports of incidents such as drunk and disorderly, shootings, stolen goods, complaints, claims to furniture, thefts, house searches, and distribution of Lebensmittelkarten. Lists of persons and amounts of precious metals collected from them. Gypsies and apartment searches.
207 Breaking into Jewish houses (pp. 35-40). 20 September 1941 - 29 October 1943. 318 pp.
Police records of searches and seizures including Jewish apartments and houses, breaking into Jewish homes, and evacuation of Jews. Russian POWs. Reports of accusations and complaints.
209 Asking for Jewish goods and furniture. 21 November 1941. 5 pp.
Request to use the furniture of a named communist. Correspondence between police and person making the request.
212 Local Jews including death camp (page 6). 5 November 1941 - 11 October 1942. 59 pp.
Telegrams on POWs, requests for supplies, Benzene usage, and notice of a typhus outbreak.
221 List of Gypsies and others living in Libau. 3 December 1941 - 16 July 1942. 10 pp.
Welfare affairs. Care for orphans and wounded in Libau.
227 Equipment and uniforms for police units in Ostland. 1941 - 1943. 35 pp.
Providing weapons, equipment, clothing, and uniforms to police in Ostland.
237 Jewish property. Gypsies. 6 October 1941 - 4 September 1943. 21 pp.
Matters involving Jews, Gypsies, and prostitution. Distribution of identification cards to Jews. List of Gypsies living in area. Ordinance on fighting STDs in Libau. Treatment of prostitution by police.
83-1 SS- und Polizeistandortführer Libau (continued):
241 Lists of Libau Selbstschutz personnel (in Latvian). August - September 1941. 12 pp.
132-28 Extraordinary State Commission to Investigate German Fascist Crimes in the USSR
(Note: additional State Commission materials are on reels 13 and 30.)
6 Maps of Salaspils labor camp and Valmiera camp. no date.
79 Photos of various towns. no date.
80 Dayzabrunc (photos of urban landscape destruction in snow). no date.
81 Photographs of Riga. no date.
132-29 Extraordinary State Commission to Investigate German Fascist Crimes in the USSR
15 Includes mass shooting of Jews and others (in Russian). 1946.
132-30 Extraordinary State Commission to Investigate German Fascist Crimes in the USSR
1 Eyewitness and victims reports about Nazi atrocities in Latvia, including accomplices (in Russian). no date.
2 Includes Tätigkeitsbericht der Abt. der Wirtschafts-inspektion Nord, July 1941, regarding use of Jewish forced labor and liquidation of laborers after harvest work (in Russian).
9 Includes eyewitness statements regarding shooting of Jews and Soviet soldiers in Bausk (in Russian). 2 July 1941. Sterilization of 56 Jewish men. mid-July 1941.
12 Investigative Commission of Inquiry, including material on Befehlshaber Ostland, Minsk in 1941 (in Russian). 1941 - 1945.
13 Includes instructions for guards of Judenlager (in Latvian). Participation of local police in mass shootings (in Russian). no date.
14 Includes reports on mass shootings of Jews (in Russian).
19 Includes mass shooting of Jews and name lists (in Russian). no date.
26 Statements and typed reports (some images unreadable) (in Russian). 1944 - 1945. 77 pp.
999-1 Kommandatur der Ordnungspolizei Lettlands (KdO) (in German and Latvian)
1 Kommandanturbefehle August - October 1941. 31 pp.
Black-outs, contact with Jews, and registration of Jewish property.
2 Daily orders. Jews. POWs. 1943. 59 pp.
Distribution of identification cards to jews. Fighting against bandits. Carrying weapons. Enemy balloons. Fighting typhus.
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4 Versorgung der Angehoerigen der Schutzmannschaft includes partisans and POWs (in Latvian). 1942 - 1944. 16 pp.
Support and compensation to members of the Schutzmannschaft. Guidelines for determining the seriousness of bodily injuries. Guidelines for determining compensation.
8 Drosibas policijas un SD Komandiers -Latvija-Liecinieka no pratissasanas protocols. Includes questioning about "bandits" (in Latvian). no date. 21 pp.
13 Operation Winterzauber annotated draft reports. 31 March - 8 April 1943. 36 pp.
Reports on bandits, illnesses, injuries, weapons, etc.
991-1 Rezekne Ortskommandatur:
(Note: additional 991 material is on reel 13.)
1 Kommandaturbefehle (Rositten) pp. 24-30. 1941.
Ban on dancing. Collection of scrap materials. Bartering. Winter equipment.
2 Idem, pp. 31-51 and 53-162. Including information on Jewish property pp. 29 and 140. 3 January - 29 December 1942. 145 pp.
Information on typhus, black-outs, delousing, distribution of winter clothing, vaccinations, seizures of radios from Jews, water supply, escape of POWs, and limiting use of electricity.
3 Idem, pp. 31-59. 1943.
Information on wood supply, winter clothing, main distribution, typhus, guarding POWs, church services, re-sale of groceries, and registration of radios.
4 Ortskommandatur Rossiten. Administrative matters, the use of the Army bathhouse, and leisure activities. Kommandaturbefehle. Jewish forced labor pp. 199-221. 1 December 1941 - 4 March 1943. 264 pp.
Information on swimming hours, registration of Latvian employees and workers, POWs, military hospitals, drinking water, radios, Jewish labor, and black-outs.
5 Reports to field headquarters. Including local Jews pp. 123-125 and property pp. 126-128. 1941 - 1943. 130 pp.
Reports to and from Field headquarters and Ortskommandoantur. Information on Operation Winterzauber, bandits, political affairs in Glasmanka, and Jewish property.
991-1 Rezekne Ortskommandatur (Continued):
6 Correspondence with mayor. Including Jewish property, pp. 82-83. 1942 - 1943. 85 pp.
Correspondence of Klagor, City Administration and Ostkommandantur of Rositten.
7 Correspondence on labor. Seizure of Jewish property on p. 198. 1941 - 1943. 200 pp.
Solitary reports correspondence.
8 POWs work. Jewish property pp. 1, 48, 52, 78, 187, 212, and 232. 1941 - 1942. 320 pp.
"Allgemeines". Commander of the Armed Forces in Rositten. Latvian and Russian POWs as labor. Vouchers, receipts, and authorizations for goods and supplies. Release of Jews as labor.
9 Idem. Requests to use Jewish property pp. 34, 83, 97, 100, 111, 140, and 148. 1941 - 1942. 150 pp.
"Requests to the Mayor". Commander of Armed Forces in Rositten. Vouchers.
10 Idem. Requests to use Jewish property page 30. 14 July 1941 - 16 September 1941. 138 pp.
Booty and captured material. Commander of Armed Forces in Rositten. Vouchers. Release of POWs for labor.
11 POWs labor. 1941. 3 pp.
Civilian political prisoners (communists) in Ludsen.
1015-1 Tautas Palidziba [Lettische Volkshilfe]:
2 Includes rural partisans pp. 52-53, 118-222, and 229. no date. 230 pp.
3 Idem, pp. 74 and 88. no date. 90 pp.
4 Idem, pp. 14, 15, and 39-40. no date. 45 pp.
8 Jewish property pp. 8-20 and 38-57. no date.
132-26 Extraordinary State Commission to Investigate German-Fascist Crimes in the USSR:
(Note: additional Extraordinary State Commission materials on reels 12 and 30.)
9 State Investigation Commission Ventspils 1945, Soviet Investigative Commission in Latvia.
252-1 Kommandant der Sicherheitspolizei Lettlands (KdS):
25 Releases of prisoners from prison in alphabetical order. List of SD personnel. Jouhl organization "Jaunpulki." Estonian national movement (Green Legion). 1941 - 1942.
Certificates of release from prison. Statements that released prisoner will stay out of politics and have no contact with Jews and communists. Other restrictions and conditions of release.
26 Perkonkrust resistance to Germans. 11 December 1943 - 26 August 1944. 276 pp.
Resistance Organization Perkronkrust-Gustav Celminsk "Die Botschaft" - reports on political and war situations. German translations of "Freies Lettland" resistance periodical of Perlronkrust. Other Baltic Secret resistance organizations. Reports of Gestapo in Berlin. Accusation of Alois Rosetz.
28 Report of deaths of mentally ill. 1941 - 1943. 6 pp.
41 About interrogation of suspected partisan (in Latvian). 10 June 1943 - 25 June 1943. 33 pp.
Investigation dealing with employees of Jägel paper factory.
42 KdS Lettland/Aussenstelle Mitau/Stützpunkt Jekabpils. Reports of Hilfspolizei (in Latvian). 1941 - 1942. 111 pp.
252-1 Kommandant der Sicherheitspolizei Lettlands (KdS) (continued):
43 Stützpunkt Jekabpils (in Latvian). Various reports. Jelgavas bezirk. Reports Hilfspolizei. 1942. 130 pp.
44 Stützpunkt Jekabpils monthly reports on such topics as culture, bandits, communism, sabotage. National SS. Report of June 19, 1943, mentions Salaspils (in Latvian). 1941 - 1943. 105 pp.
752-1 Organisation Todt (OT):
2 Essenversorgung, Verwaltung, usw. 6 February 1942 - 4 October 1943. 94 pp.
Organization Todt. Food supply and rationing. Kommandanturbefehle. Administrative matters. Vouchers.
752-2 Organisation Todt (OT):
1 Befehle und Sonderbefehle der Wehrmacht-Ortskommandantur Riga betreffs Feld- und Todesurteile, etc. Includes some material on Jews. 3 February 1942 - 2 August 1944. 237 pp.
Orders and Special commands of the armed forces Ortskommandautur in Riga regarding death sentences and Feldurteile. Punishments because of private and/or social contact with foreigners.
70-5 Reichskommissariat für das Ostland (RKO):
(Note: RKO material can also be found on reels 4-7 and 32.)
2 Telephone directories for RKO, HSSPF Jecklen, and commander of Ostland armed forces. 20 September 1941 - 7 July 1942.
Telephone directories. Special orders of the commander of the military in Belgium and Northern France. Including Sudenverordnung on trustees and Jewish property.
5 Structure of RKO. 1942.
Guidelines for structure of administration in Latvia (Ostland) General District.
29 Military questions and security areas. 1943. 220 pp.
Special orders regarding food supply, etc. Propaganda. Guidelines for cooking and use of spoiled food goods.
88 History of "Perkonkrust" organization. September - October 1941. 12 pp.
41 Gebietskommissar Kaunas. 1943. 11 pp.
Situation Report of the General Commissioner in Kaunas.
752-2 Organisation Todt (OT)
4 Personalfragebogen der Arbeitskräfte (von C bis J) samt Personallisten. Also, rosters on first pages including some names of Jews. July 1942 - June 1944. 129 pp.
Personnel questionnaires of the work forces including personnel lists.
998-1 Riga kartibas dienst [Riga Ordnungspolizei]:
1 Protocols and directives signed by Latvian officers, including Veiss, Hazners, Osis, protocol no. 6 of 20th Battalion, 4 February 1942, signed by Captain Porietis on guarding of ghetto (in Latvian). 54 pp.
2-10 Lists of local police unit members. Correspondence with local district courts, training plans, Latvian language orders, and map of precinct. 1944.
1018-1 Reichsministerium für die besetzten Ostgebiete:
1 Verbatim protocol of conversations of Landseigene-verwaltung in Districts Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. 18 Feb. 1942 and March 1942. 63 pp.
Minutes from meeting of the Reichsministerium for the Occupied Eastern Territories. State administration in General Districts of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Guidelines for structure of Administration.
2 Regierungsrat Traupedach ueber Lettland und Kauen. 16 August 1941. Perkonkrusten (Valdmaris organization). Reports on 11 July 1941 meeting, pros and cons of German policy toward Perkonkrusten. Drafts of statutes for Latvian autonomy and political situation reports. 1941 - 1943. 183 pp.
Minutes from meeting of Representatives of Latvian Organizations (11 July 1941) including a draft of a telegram thanking Hitler for emancipation of Latvia. Report on political situation in Latvia by Trampedach. Structuring the administration in Ostland and a draft on the direction of the Latvian administration.
1018-1 Reichsministerium für die besetzten Ostgebiete (continued):
3 Jurisdiction divided between 1A and Ministry for the occupied Eastern territories. July 1942 - 1943. 22 pp.
Report on German foreign trade (January - June 1942). Regulations on jurisdictions restrictions between the Foreign Ministry and Reichsminister for the Occupied Eastern Territories. Propaganda proposals.
4 Richtlinien zur Ausfüllung der Karteikarten für Gruppe I1c, Kanzlei Berlin. Racial policy. 1942 - 1943. 22 pp.
Evacuation of resettlers from areas in danger of an air-strike. Guidelines for filling out record cards at Group I1c.
5 Report by Abt. II1c to RMfdbO about administration. April 1943. 12 pp.
Correspondence between Group II1c and Reichsminister for the Occupied Eastern Territories. Trustee administration. Department regarding property (real estate) of the administration.
6 Reports on Kulturgut der Umsiedler. 10 November 1943. 5 pp.
Report on cultural assets of resettlers from Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.
7 Sprachregelungen: the use of the term Russian nation, Sowjetvolk, etc. prohibited. Manpower questions. June 1943 - 1944. 127pp.
Reports, memos, regulations, and instructions. Translations of regulations into Russian and Ukrainian. Compensation with official lodging in make-shift quarters. Regulating the jurisdiction in agricultural training in the Ukraine. Textile refinement, uniform and dress guidelines, and mobilization of forces.
9 Mitteilungsblätter. 1943 - 1944. 105 pp.
Announcements and regulations.
10 RMfdbO Organization, 1941, Amtsblatt der GK Kiev, June - September 1942. 246 pp.
Administrative. Mitteilungsblatt. Official Gazette of the General Commissioner in Kiev. Regulations, announcements, ordinances, and phone lists for departments in Reichsministerium for the Occupied Eastern Territories.
11 Dienstanweisung zum Amtsblatt des RMfdbO. 1943. 8 pp.
Official instructions on the Official Gazette of the Reichsminister for the Occupied Eastern Territories.
12 Amt für Verlagswesen-Pressechef Dr. Zimmerman. 1941 - 1943. 470 pp.
Printed material and publications from the press. Lists of authorized book types. Questionnaires for printed periodicals, etc.
13 Press matters. 1941 - 1944. 21 pp.
Instructions on press and propaganda handling of Latvian Feiertage. Playing of Latvian and Estonian national anthems. Reports from the battlefront.
14 Landbewirtschaftsgesellschaft, Zentralverwaltung. 1944. 51 pp.
Land management society affairs. Uniforms and outfitting of employees. Dismissal of Gisele Müller.
15 Verordnung: Entschädigung von Personenschäden auf deutschen Staatsangehoerige i.d. besetzten Ostgebiete, Sept. 1943 - 1944. 17 pp.
Draft of regulations on compensation to German nationals in the Occupied Eastern Territories for personal injury. Reichsgesetzblatt.
16 Administrative table for Kulturpolitik in Riga. no date. 16 pp.
Temporary reference list of the Kulturpolitik Department.
43 Political and economic situation. Meetings with Lohse. 1944. 94 pp.
Reports on agriculture in the Baltic States. Finances, personnel, and evacuation of Russians and Estonians from Narwa. Speech of former Latvian transportation Minister.
44 Latvian Industry as of 1 August 1941. 69 pp.
Administrative, reports, decrees, and speeches. overview of Latvian industry. Latvian acts of violence.
58 School matters (see pp. 55-62). 1942 - 1944. 376 pp.
Cultural development of Volksdeutsche in Occupied Eastern Territories. Activity reports in schools and guidelines for teaching.
1018-1 Reichsministerium für die besetzten Ostgebiete (continued):
59 Meetings with Leibrandt regarding administration in East before June 1941. 1941. 69 pp.
Deployment of forces. Production of equipment.
112 Includes local Jews (pp. 57-91). Racial policy (pp. 57-91). 1942 - 1944. 270 pp.
School matters, reports and regulations on schools and school attendance. Recognition and assessment of Abschlusszeugnisse (including school attendance by Jews and Jewish mischlinge and the effect of Reichsburgergesetz on schools). Instructors. Photographs of opening of District schools in Riga. Construction of schools.
119 Reports about schools (see page 34). 1942 - 1944. 194 pp.
School matters. Excerpts from the German Newspaper in Ostland and Revaler Newspaper and German Ukraine Newspaper. Reports and regulations of guiding offspring into certain professions. Guidelines for educating instructors.
149 Wirtschaft Inspection Nord regarding economy and partisans. 1942 - 1943. 41 pp.
Announcements, reports, and contributions to the war journals of the Economy Inspection - North.
150 Idem. 1942 - 1943. 56 pp.
Situation reports. Food and nutrition reports. Rationing.
152 Idem. 1943. 32 pp.
Situation reports. Monthly reports to Economy Inspection.
1019-1 Gestapo Amt
1 Situation reports (pp. 185-188, 393, and 401). 1924(?) - 1944. 433 pp.
Newspaper and periodical articles on communism and Bolshevism in Latvia. Protests in Latvia, includes articles on the incorporation of Latvia into the Soviet Union.
3 Adjutantur. RK f.d. Festigung deutsche Volkstums reports on Baltenflüchtlinge, mostly Estonian. 1936 - 1942. 119 pp.
Copies of two of Hitler's speeches (opening of Reichsautobahn and speech to Fifth Army Corps in Würzburg). Refugees from the Baltic States, those who would be placed into concentration camps. Resettlement from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Baltic Germans.
1026-1 Kommandatur der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD Lettlands:
3 Allgemeine Anordungen über Juden: SS vs RKO and GebKomm on criteria for identification of Jewish Mischlinge. EGr A (Stahlecker) comments on draft "Arbeitseinsatz für Juden" (6 August 1941). Questions regarding fundamental policy for murder of Jews. Identifying markings for Jews. Kurt Burkhardt report regarding mass murders up to December 1941 ("weit über die Hälfte Juden"). Mass shootings of Jews and others. Rotary Club. Freemasons. 1941 - 1942. 351 pp.
"General ordinances on Jews." Report on "Judentum" (including executions of Jews, comparison of German Jews to Russian Jews, liquidation, etc.). Ghettos in Minsk, Riga, Libau, Kauen, Wilna, and Dunaburg. Membership in various types of lodges. Maps: "estimated number of Jews still in existence," "Jewish executions carried out by the Einsatzgruppen," and "Judenfrei."
1026-1 Kommandatur der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD Lettlands (continued):
7 SIPO Ostland material regarding Flugblätter, Estonians, Sandberger on discipline. Resistance. 1942 - 1943. 93 pp.
Resistance in Ostland (Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania). Translations of leaflets. Illegal organization of Latvian Nationals, latvian Youth organization, and Patriot organizations. Death, prison, and KZ sentences of resistance members.
12a Einsatzgruppe A in Reval to RSHA, 6 November 1941. Politics of Germanization of Ingernanlander. Evacuation of Russians. 18 October 1941 - 13 November 1941. 18 pp.
Resettlement of Russians, Finns, Estonians, and Ingern. Germanization of Estonia.
12 Escaping from Estonia to Finland. Resistance. 1942 - 1944. 276 pp.
Fleeing from Estonia to Finland and Sweden. Illegal border crossings with the help of refugee smuggling organizations. Reichsdeutsche in Ostland. Distributions of "Hetzschriften" against Nazis. Extradition of Estonians. Surveillance boats from Finland.
1026-1 Kommandatur der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD Lettlands (continued):
14 Orthodox church. Partisans. 1943. 234 pp.
Orthodox Church. Behavior of Partisans towards the Church. Pastoral care of Wilassow Troops (Russian). Orthodox parishes in Pernau. Religious propaganda of the Soviets. General opinion on the religious question in Lithuania. Russian refugees. Bishop's conference in Petschnur.
15 Various Fahndungsliste. 1942 - 1943. 283 pp.
Search lists (names). Report on "Enemy propaganda." Voluntary evacuees to the Soviet Union (communists and Jews).
16 BdO Ostland (Riga), Russian Orthodox Church matters. 1942 - 1943. 220 pp.
Greek Orthodox Church in Ostland. German Evangelical Church. Seminar for priests. Imprisonment of Orthodox clergymen.
17 BdS Ostland - SIPO movements. Role of civil administration. Partisan activities. Cooperation between army and SD. SS/SD-army relations in Estonia. Reorganization of military authority in Belorussia. Installation of Kube in Minsk. Criticism of SIPO activities in Kaunas for liquidations in Belorussia. Tschierschky to Stahlecker regarding treatment of Jews. Gendarmerie reports. Establishment of Schuma units. 1941 - 1944. 378 pp.
Police matters and military affairs. Investigations, searches, and seizures. Regulations of Field Gendameir. Information concerning secret agents, sabotage, and espionage. Handling parachutists and bandits. Cooperation of armed forces and SD. Criticism of activity of Sicherheitspolizei in Lithuania. Liquidation in Weissruthenien.
25 Defeating resistance. Connections with Orthodox Church. 2 October 1941 - 23 December 1943. 93 pp.
Measures for fighting opposition, resistance, and partisans. Guidelines for military protection and maintaining calm and order. Measures against Jews. Border searches of transports (trains included) for escapees (POWs, Jews from work deployment, etc.). Guard patrols.
406-3 Kreisleiter Limbazi:
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638-2 Riga Kreisleiter (in Latvian)
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638-2 Riga Kreisleiter (continued) (in Latvian)
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816-3 Jekabpils (in Latvian)
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1369-2 (Provenance Questionable)
(Note: 1369 material also on reel 19).
293 Check film for content.
952-1 315th Latvian Construction Battalion, 1944-45 (in Latvian):
3 Building materials and wages. Includes Salaspils (pp. 46-49 and 53-59). no date.
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11 Correspondence with headquarters regarding deserters and economic matters.
952-1 315th Latvian Construction Battalion, 1944-45 (in Latvian, continued):
14 Correspondence with headquarters regarding deserters and economic matters, including Salaspils (pp. 7-8, 16-96, 167, and 194). no date.
15 Deserters and military courts. no date.
16 Correspondence with headquarters regarding deserters and economic matters. no date.
1376-1 Polizei in Stadt Riga (In Latvian):
1 Organizational matters. no date.
2 (Part 1) Ortspolizei Riga precincts. Reports. Name lists. Includes references to Jews (pp. 13-14, 122, 308, 318, 347, 374, 426, 448, and 472), and escapes (page 59). 26 July - 1 August 1941. 567 pp.
2 Idem, part 2. no date.
3 Idem, (pp. 19 and 178). 23 August - 12 September 1941. 907 pp.
1376-1 Polizei in Stadt Riga (in Latvian) (continued):
5 Daily reports (see page 47). 26 December 1941 to 1 January 1942. 608 pp.
6 Idem, part 1. no date. 209 pp.
6 Idem, part 2 (combined, these delas cover 1 - 28 February 1942). 359 pp.
7 Idem, (see pp. 376-378). 1 April to 7 May 1942.
1376-1 Polizei in Stadt Riga (in Latvian) (continued):
8 Idem. 9 May - 29 May 1942.
1376-1 Polizei in Stadt Riga (in Latvian) (continued):
9 Idem. 1 September - 30 September 1942.
1376-1 Polizei in Stadt Riga (in Latvian) (continued):
10 Daily reports (part 1). 1 - 31 October 1942.
10 Idem (part 2).
11 Idem. 1 - 30 November 1942.
1376-1 Polizei in Stadt Riga (in Latvian) (continued):
12 Idem. 1 - 31 December 1942.
63 Reports from Police Districts regarding Resistance and Jews. 2 - 19 August 1941. 742 pp.
64 Lists of communist activists. no date.
66 Reports on Communist activists and Jews. Lists of police (page 151 regarding Jews). no date.
1391-1 Rigas Kreispolizeibehörden (in Latvian):
99 Lists of Birzgalespagasts [Village defense forces]. no date. 15 pp.
1398-1 Polizei Daugavpils-Stadt (In Latvian):
30 List of Daugavpils police. no date.
1398-1 Polizei Daugavpils-Stadt (in Latvian):
31 List of Daugavpils police. no date.
1408-1 Kreispolizei Jelgava (Mitau) (in Latvian):
95 Information on partisans, POWs, and Gypsies (pp. 25, 81, 99, and 118). no date. 176 pp.
1423-1 Ortspolizei verschiedene Städte (in Latvian):
1 Latvian police school (Riga). 1944.
5 Idem. no date.
1412-2 Kreispolizei Ludza (in Latvian):
6 Information on Gypsies (pp. 38, 43, 92, 157, and 207). no date.
1537-30 Staatsanwalt für Riga--Land (in Latvian):
14 Protocol of a case. no date.
39 Jewish property (pp 1-80). no date.
52 Criminal cases regarding Jewish property. no date. 360 pp.
75 Idem, including information on partisan movement. no date. 151 pp.
1696-1 Kreisleiter? Kreispolizei? (in Latvian):
11 Informants included on pp. 184 and 254. no date.
1726-1 (Provenance Questionable) (in Latvian):
4 Partisans included on pp. 22-24, 55-63, 112, 137, and 145- 146. no date.
2041-1 Kreispolizei Ilukste (in Latvian):
19 Jewish property. no date. 47 pp.
1878-1 Krustpils Kreisleiter:
69 Jewish property (pp. 1-76). no date.
70 Idem (pp 1-77).
2095-1 Stadtverwaltung (Stadtrat) Modohn (Madona) (in Latvian and German):
15 Information includes ghettos (page 23). 1942 - 1943.
Administrative matters: electric bills, purposes, and usages. Property seized for armed forces.
16 Idem (pp. 137-42). 9 July 1941 - 30 December 1941. (in Latvian) 120 pp.
Administrative matters and orders. Kommandanturbephle. Housing of troops.
20 Regarding food including for Jews in KL and J workers (in Latvian). 24 December 1941 - 19 December 1942. 37 pp.
102 Ghettos (page 63) (in Latvian). May 1944.
Administrative. Identification cards for train use and authorization. Seizure of property for use by armed forces. Housing for Wehrmacht.
105 Salaspils (pp 124, 135, and 136) (in Latvian). 1941. 483 pp.
Administrative. Petroleum rations.
108 Jews (in Latvian). 1943. 506 pp.
Administrative. Monthly production reports (work, employment, raw materials, etc.).
121 Salaspils (pp. 74-75).
78 Ordinances and regulations. 1941 - 1943.
2225-2 (Provenance Questionable)
1 POWs. Continues on next reel. no date.
2225-2 (Provenance Questionable) (continued):
2230-1 Kuldiga Kreisleiter (in Latvian):
18 Courts (pp. 1-21). no date.
3792-2 Obligatoriskais Kara Diensts [Compulsory Labor Service]:
59 Check film for content.
82 POWs and forced labor. Supervision, surveillance, and treatment of POWs. Registration of POWs labor. Escapes of POWs. Maps: Ostland and Ukraine (in Latvian). 1941 - 1944.
3794-2 Kreisleiter Talsen (Talsi):
77 Soviet POWs. no date.
80 Confiscated Jewish property (page 2). Minutes from meeting of Talsen District Administrators. Meetings of District elders and district secretaries (in Latvian). 1942 - 1944(?).
87 Idem. no date.
116 Idem. no date.
179 Idem, administrative: vouchers, motor vehicles, and metal mobilization. Jewish forced labor and contact with civilian population with them. Allocation of apartments. Use of raw materials. 1942 - 1943. 200 pp.
3794-2 Kreisleiter Talsen (Talsi) (Continued):
180 Confiscated Jewish property. Merging of Latvia's forces. Jewish and communist property. Donations for war-injured persons. Credit vouchers and receipts. Administrative authorizations (in Latvian). 26 October 1942 - 1 March 1943. 132 pp.
196 Idem, requests, reports, and registration of Jewish property (in Latvian). 1941 - 1942. 80 pp.
200 Selling Jewish property. Administrative: vouchers, authorizations, and requests for use of Jewish property. Donations for war-injured persons. Mail delivery difficulties (in Latvian). 21 August 1942 - 30 September 1942. 132 pp.
201 Idem. 9 October 1942 - 22 October 1942. 73 pp.
202 Idem. 21 October 1942 - 5 November 1942. 65 pp.
210 Idem. no date. 187 pp.
211 Idem. no date. 113 pp.
212 Idem. no date. 98 pp.
217 Jewish cemeteries (pp 4, 6, 9, and 15-16). Graves for Russian soldiers. Mitterlingsblatt. Census forms. German cemeteries. War graves. (in Latvian) 1942 - 1944. 87 pp.
5114-1 (Provenance Questionable):
20 Latvian police (pp. 1-22). Administrative: list of municipalities (in Latvian). February - March 1942.
5238-3 Kreisleiter Dünaburg (Daugavpils) (In Latvian):
20 Jewish property. no date. 42 pp.
21 Food supply to Jews (pp 31-38). no date.
41 Informing (pp. 67-68). no date.
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5238-3 Kreisleiter Dünaburg (Daugavpils) (in Latvian) (continued):
46 Check film for content. Continued.
49 Jewish cemeteries (pp. 83-86). no date.
60 Informing. Strafverfüngungen (punishment decrees). 1943.
5542-8 Kuldiga Stadtrat (Kreisleiter) (in Latvian and German):
5 Jewish forced labor (pp. 1-15). no date.
6 Jewish property, part I. July 1941 - May 1945. 141 pp.
Jewish property, travel authorizations, and vouchers.
6 Idem. 178 pp.
9 Stalag No. 350, a POW camp. 1941 - 1942. 46 pp.
Information on POW labor with lists.
5550-2 Kreisleiter Kandau (Kandava) (in Latvian):
3 Local Jews (page 115). Jewish cemeteries (page 109). no date.
5910-3 Company "Peat" [Kudra = peat] (in German and Latvian):
1 Ghettos (pp 1-2, 88-100, and 110-29). Also Jewish workers. 1942. 132 pp.
Bills from Trustees of peat factories (for groceries). Lists of groceries given to Jewish laborers at Peat factories. Lists of Jewish laborers at Peat Factory in Missa. Guidelines for treatment of Jewish laborers.
4 Idem. January 1942 - December 1943. 191 pp.
Torfindustrie "Kundra" (Peat industry). Employee and administration lists. Information on peat extraction, peat as fuel in factories, and questionnaire on peat extracting operations.
6 Check film for content.
7 Idem. no date. 808 pp.
Labor in sugar factories. Lists of names and numbers of POWs and Jewish workers. Reports on POW labor. Requests, lists, and statistics on labor. Return of Jews to ghetto from Peat factories. List of Jewish females to work and to be housed at Torkwerke Kuhkas. Care of POWs and Jewish laborers.
5910-3 Company "Peat" [Kudra = peat] (in German and Latvian) (continued):
7 Continued from previous reel.
6190 -1 (Provenance Questionable)(in Russian):
1 Includes information of local Jews (page 231). no date. 310 pp.
6676-4 Kreisleiter Ludza (in Latvian):
1 Jewish property (pp. 312-46 and 86-590). January 1942 - December 1942.
Administration of city-owned (nationalized) property. Jewish property (land, furniture, monies, etc.). Applications for return of nationalized property. Administration through trustees.
7178-3 Kreisleiter Dobele (in Latvian):
107 Jewish property (pp. 263-276). no date. 290 pp.
6962-21 Kreisleiter Dünaburg (Daugavpils):
26 Ghetto. no date.
7432-3 Office of Court Prosecutor [Riga?]:
104 Meeting about possibility of building ghetto in Daugavpils. no date. 322 pp.
7432-3 Office of Court Prosecutor [Riga?] (Continued):
108 Partisans. Jewish property. Latvian language legal proceedings (some German translations). 2 January 1942 - 14 December 1942. 347 pp.
Reports, ordinances, executions, imprisonments, judgements, and sentences.
83-1 SS- und Polizeistandortführer Libau:
(Note: 83-1 material is also on Reel 10).
4 Creation of police units and outline of police functions in Latvia. October 1941 - September 1942. 157 pp.
Standortbefehle and special orders. Situation reports. Use of the railroads. Organization of the police. Medical care. Organization of Latvian Schutzmannschaft battalions.
6 Creation of SSPF position in Libau, organization and implementation of duties. 26 September 1941 - 30 November 1943. 38 pp.
Standortbefehle and ordinances. Withdrawal of armed forces grocery rationing. Ban on alcohol. Bartering. Metal collections. Use of railroads. Exchange of Jewish labor for Latvian labor. Registration of Jewish property.
189 Activities of 21st Latvian Schutzmannschaft. 8 April 1942 - 7 February 1943. 88 pp.
Illnesses, equipment, situation and activity reports, wounded, deaths, missing persons, and special battalion orders.
132-28 Extraordinary State Commission for the Investigation of Crimes Committed by the German-Fascist Invaders:
(Note: additional 132 material is on reel 13).
19 Riga ghetto. List of inmates. no date.
132-26 Extraordinary State Commission...:
3 Investigation Commission Riga. Including "Moskauer Vorstadt" area of Jewish ghetto and list of persons from the area liquidated. no date.
69-2 Generalkommissariat in Riga:
(Note: for additional Generalkommissariat in Riga records see reels 1-4.)
7 Manpower problems. 22 December 1941 - 13 July 1944. 126 pp.
Work forces. Ordinances on hiring and firing of manpower. Reports, complaints, memos, and vouchers. Regulation of work force. Agricultural labor deployment. Refugee camp.
14 Jews in hard labor. 21 October 1941 - 11 August 1942. 18 pp.
Jewish labor. List of operations using Jewish work forces. Additional groceries for Jews in hard labor (authorizations).
47 Informers (pp. 11-12). 5 November 1941 - 19 May 1944. 219 pp.
Administrative: travel expenses, application of interpreter, requests for increase in hourly pay, pay raise for Latvian workers, and compensation. Latvian work force. POWs.
52 Working times. 29 September 1941 - 19 September 1944. 120 pp.
Administrative: ordinances and commands (travel expenses, work hours, wage regulation, over-time, compensation, bank payroll, vacation requests, business related travel, and reimbursements).
101 Food for Jews in hard labor. 16 July 1942 - 26 September 1942. 138 pp.
Jewish labor forces. Additional food rations for Jews in hard labor. Authorizations for companies and including numbers of Jewish laborers. List of Jews employed by Nachrichtenzeugamt in Ostland.
155 List of hard labor workers. 1942. 155 pp.
Lists of workers and laborers doing hard labor with various construction companies at various locations. Lists of Latvian workers. Food buying and distribution authorizations. Additional rations.
156 Madona police (pp. 30-37). 1 January 1942 - 15 January 1944. 61 pp.
Employee lists and laborer lists. List of employees of Kurhotel. Employee list of Kemmern Kur-administration. Employees at primary school in Modohu. Health workers in Modohn. Additional food rations for hard laborers. Reports of business inspectors.
69-3 Generalkommissariat in Riga:
28 Ghettos (page 330). 9 September 1941 - 22 May 1943. 347 pp.
Administrative: decrees, announcements, regulations, reports, memos on the dealings with metals and raw materials. Report in ship building materials. Prices.
30 Local Jews. 23 August 1941 - 13 February 1943. 288 pp.
Administrative: decrees, announcements, regulations, reports, memos on the dealings with metal industry and metal products. Needs and uses of metal. Requests and applications for materials. Quotas. Iron and metal allotment. Use of gold in dental work.
33 Jews in metal industry. 17 October 1941 - 26 January 1943.
Requests for materials. Applications for supplies and materials. Automobile parts.
39 Death camp. Policy on gasoline and petrol, page 25. Egg and poultry collection, page 28. 9 July 1941 -10 July 1944. 102 pp.
Reports on various types of fuel for motor vehicles. Situation and monthly reports. Gasoline storage tanks. Restricting civilian motor vehicle traffic.
46 Local Jews. 31 January 1942 - 31 December 1942. 283 pp.
Reports, memos, correspondence on fuel consumption and demand. Petroleum products. Distribution of fuel. List of armed forces operations. Voluntary registration for Latvian Schutzmannschaft. Precious metals. Fuel consumption. Applications. Black market trade. Mitteilungsblatt. Verordnungsblatt wood fuel. Gas stations in Ostland.
50 Hiding traces. 4 August 1941 - 18 August 1942. Instructions, guidelines, commands, announcements for the supply and distribution Office for Industrial Commerce. Factories, textiles, and raw materials. Distribution of various goods. use of German Dienstpost. Female labor.
53 Death camp and uniforms for Russian POW laborers at Salaspiles (page 196). 26 November 1942 - 30 March 1943. 317 pp.
Textiles: need for clothing, uniforms, and other textile items. Distribution of clothing, textiles, and uniforms. Demand for oil products. Applications. Treatment of Dutch in Ostland. Clothing ration cards.
54 Jewish property. 7 August 1941 - 24 July 1942. 102 pp.
Textiles and textile products: cotton, linen, wool, felt, thread, etc. Raw materials. Seizure of goods from "Limbaschu Filcs" factory. Orders and applications. Table of wool prices.
55 Death camp. 15 August 1942 - 21 January 1943. 250 pp.
Textiles, textile products, and textile supply and demand. Bills, applications, and clothing ration cards. Clothing and uniform distribution. Request to use textiles from seized goods in the ghetto.
58 Jewish labor in textiles. 17 July 1941 - 26 November 1943.
Torfindustrie. List of Torffabriken. Peat extraction and financing of peat industry. POW labor. Reports on Jewish labor. Room and board for workers. Requests and orders. List of Brenntorfverbraucher.
69-5 Generalkommissariat Riga:
2 Jewish property, etc. 19 March 1942 - 7 July 1944. 80 pp.
Gebietskommissar in Riga. Arbeitsamt. Inventories and employees lists. Acquisition of office supplies and furniture. Lists of "former" Jewish property. Arming of Gefolgschaftsmitgleiler. List of male Gefolgschaftsmitglieder of Sozialdepartment, etc.
7 Social security (page 7). 7 August 1941 - 4 June 1944. 71 pp.
Gebietskommissar in Riga. Arbeitsamt (Arbeitseinsatz). Lithuanian armed forces. Regulation of Arbeitseinsatz. Construction of Arbeitsämtern. Ordinances and decrees. Wages for workers. Sample forms and questionnaires. Medical examinations.
69-5 Generalkommassariat Riga:
11 Review of economy 1941 - 1942. 1941 census without Jewish population (in Latvian). 20 April 1942 - 17 July 1944.
Generalkommissar in Riga. Travel authorizations and vouchers for travel across borders. Business related travel and requests for travel authorizations.
18 Workers in special factories (pp. 67-71 and 310-16). 1 September 1942 - 26 November 1942. 67 pp.
Generalkommissar in Riga. Arbeitseinsatz. Employee lists and Betriebsprüfung of Rigaer I. Handelsunternehmen. Requests for more workers and other Fabriken.
38 1942 protocol of GKR meeting (pp 1-44? and 83-102). 27 November 1941 - 4 January 1944(?)
Generalkommissar in Riga. Einheinische Arbeiter. Payment of Russian and Baltic Panjegalner and Kraftgahrer. Payment of Einheimischearbeiter. Wage table. Latvian handworkers, etc. Guideline for payments. Betriebsfragebogen. Ordinances and regulations.
65 Wages for medical personnel and for Latvian workers (pp. 8 and 14). 7 August 1942 - 1 July 1943. 16 pp.
Generalkommissar Riga. SS Kriegslazarett in Riga. Wages of native Latvian doctors. Payment of doctors of German origin. Pay of Latvian doctors, pharmacists, and Krankenpflegepersonal.
122 Jewish laborers and wages. 12 January 1942 - 22 June 1944. 94 pp.
Generalkommissariat in Riga. Arbeitspolitik und Sozialverwaltung. Poles, Jews, and POWs as forced labor and their wages. Guidelines regarding einheimische Arbeitskräfte. Special ordinances and Kommandanturbephle.
214 Labor statistics. 19 July 1941 - 8 May 1943. 202 pp.
Generalkommissar in Riga. Labor reports for POWs, Jewish, and indigenous labor. Situation and activity reports.
215 Labor statistics (in Latvian). 16 July 1941 - 17 May 1944. 254 pp.
Labor reports on POWs, Jewish, and indigenous labor. Situation and activity reports.
70-1 Reichskommissariat für das Ostland (RKO):
1 Economic questions from 1941. 19 January 1942. 2 pp.
70-2 Reichskommissariat für das Ostland (RKO):
1 Supply of food to civilians. 1941 - 1942. 178 pp.
Administrative and agricultural information. Orders and guidelines for Direction of Wirtschaft in the newly occupied territories. Stored goods, prices and distribution of food and livestock. Announcements. Ernte. Business affairs. Immunizations, military hospitals, etc.
15 Arbeitskraft. Labor in Latvia and Lithuania. 1942 - . 96 pp.
Situation reports and reports on indigenous labor. Labor within the agriculture and other industries.
70-5 Reichskommissariat für das Ostland (RKO):
(Note: material from 70-5 is also on reels 4-7 and 14.)
3 Correspondence with editorial board of Tevija. Excerpts in Russian and Latvian followed by originals in German. 1942 - . 275 pp.
Correspondence regarding Hauptschriftleiter of Tevija. Matter concerning publication of Tevija. Vouchers. Lectures of Kowalewski in Prague. Salaries of Tevija. Regulations of salaries for publishing companies in Latvia. Questionnaire on periodicals and applications.
70-2 Reichskommissariat für das Ostland (RKO)
22 Privatisierung. 10 June 1942. 53 pp.
Ordinances. Handverk, Kleinindustrie, Handel. Livestock. Profiteering with groceries, meat, and livestock. Beverage producers.
52 Food distribution to population. 1941 - . 207 pp.
Reichskommissar for Ostland. Nutrition and Agriculture departments. Wirtschaftstab Ost. Werkblatt. Groceries and food supply. Ordinances and announcements. Treatment of farmers. Landbewirtschaftung. Raw materials.
70-3 Reichskommissariat für das Ostland (RKO):
13 The Jewish question. 1941 - . 22 pp.
Guidelines for treatment of Jews in the Territory of the Reichskommissar for Ostland. Jewish doctors. Registration of Jewish property, etc.
20 Education. 1943 - 1944. 56 pp.
Berufsausbildung. Industrial Ausbildung. Guidelines and reports.
1004-1 Der Gebietskommissar Riga-Stadt:
1 Telephone list. 1941 - 1944. 21 pp.
Telephone lists of Reichskommissar for Ostland in Riga, Haupteisinbahndirektion Nord, SS and Polizei, etc.
3 Plans for creating transit camp. 1943 - 1944. 21 pp.
Administrative. Care of war refugees. Financing of a Durchgangolager. Latvian and Russian labor in the Grossdeutschen Reich. Employee lists. Stored goods.
Latvian Central State Historical Archive (Riga) records,
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Befehlshaber der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD in Riga (Osobyi Fond #504) (Commander of the German SIPO and SD in the Occupied Territories of the Soviet Baltic States, Riga) [manuscript RG-11.001M.05]
Reel 74, near end
(except as noted)
1 Sipo reports on communist and partisan activity in Estonia. September 1941 -November 1943. 37 pp.
From RSHA (Reichssicherheits Hauptamt) to Einsatzgruppe A (September 1941) Communist Activities in Ostland: Communism in the Estonian regions occupied as of August 1941. Additional communication from Commander, Security Police, and SD, Einsatzgruppe A to RSHA Berlin, noting that action (Aktion) was assigned to Sonderkommando A (regarding Communist activities). RSHA memo regarding the carrying out of combat against Communism in the occupied eastern territories (August 1943). Report about regional Communist Party committee directives sent to district party committees about preparing armed insurrection (in occupied areas) during 1943. German translation of plans for communist party; political activities behind the front, 1942-1943. [Russian] instructions on how to organize partisan units in the steppes. From Reich Commissioner for Ostland to commander Sipo and SD, Ostland in Riga: Communists in the Riga state organizations. 1941-1942.
2 German translation of the report made by the chief of the political department of the northwestern front, Commissar Ryachev, sent to the main political department of the Red Army about the organization of Soviet partisan groups, and protocol of the meeting of police chiefs chaired by Latvian police commander Schroeder on methods to be used in combatting Soviet partisans. August 1941 - July 1942. 18 pp.
[Interspersed with Russian translations of earlier materials.] German translation of leaflet spelling out partisan organizational affairs; also of a report on the organization of Soviet partisan units. Material designed to inform Germans tasked with combating Russian partisans; to collect all the necessary information, the memo says "partisans are only to be arrested initially in order to interrogate them, and they are to be shot only in threatening combat situations." Discussion about who was to do what among the military and security services concerning anti-partisan actions, indicates that largest part of these actions are being carried out by local nationals, so-called Schutzmannschaften under German police leadership. 1941-1942.
3 Directive of the Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories about transferring the forest rangers to the authority of police districts in order to combat partisans. 15 October - 14 November 1942. 4 pp. (Reel 186)
4 Order No. 42 of the SIPO and SD commander about the fight against Soviet partisans and reports about the methods employed by Soviet partisans. 14 February - 27 April 1942. 21 pp.
Transmittal of report about experiences with the operation of partisan units, to Chief, Einsatzgruppe A. Contains detailed prior history of Bolshevik, Russian and Soviet partisan movements. 1942.
4a Search lists published by the German SIPO and SD in Latvia. 1942 - 1943. (Reel 186) (Another--conflicting--description of the same folder: Complete collection of weekly news releases published by the Criminal Police in Latvia [Meldeblatt der Kriminalpolizei im Generalbezirk Lettland], covering the period from 2 October 1942 to 2 June 1944. Each release contains approximately five (5) pages and deals with matters of the criminal police. They are published in a bilingual German/Latvian format.)
6 Reports of the security police about the Soviet partisan operations and the capture of some of their number by the Germans. February 1942 - August 1944. 71 pp.
Report about a German army lieutenant's participation in partisan activities. Various items about partisan activities. 1942-1944.
7 Security police reports about Jewish participation in the partisan movement in the Baltics. September 1942 -June 1944. 60 pp.
From White Ruthenia (Minsk): Jews among partisans. Report says that their extensive involvement can be counteracted only by the speedy elimination of Jews in a given region. In that connection, all local officials are requested to reduce the number of Jews with special skills to a bare minimum and to guard them within a ghetto. Telegram reporting the destruction of a partisan unit composed of Jews, noting that others were still in the area who had previously escaped from the Bialystok ghetto during its partial evacuation (February 1943). Various reports of attacks on Jewish partisan units, and of activities by partisan units which also contained Jews. Activities of so-called White Polish bandits in Lithuania whose main task was to kill Jewish partisans. Reports about German encounters (all these reports were filed under the rubrik "Jews and Partisans" [by this time the Germans had begun the use of "bandits" to describe partisans, i.e. from "Partisanen" to "Banditen"].
8 Brief report about the SIPO and SD activities in the fight against partisans and paratroopers during October 1942, secret edition of the German Army general headquarters publication called "News About the Partisan War", editions 1 - 5. January - June 1942. 43 pp.
Commander, Sipo and SD, Ostland; short report about Sipo and SD activities to combat partisans and parachutists since October 1, 1942 (December 1942). Report underlines that actions were carried out exclusively and solely by Sipo and SD forces. Memo about decorations for SD command, Einsatzgruppe A of Sipo and SD, Krasnokvardeisk staff. Various official expressions of thanks to Sonderkommandos of Sipo and SD for various combat activities. From Chief, General Staff, 16th Army, expressing appreciation of work by Einsatzkommando 1B of the SD attached to his army during the eastern campaign (November 1942). Expressions of appreciation and request for continuing cooperation of SD with Army in the Petrograd region. Reports about fight against partisans. Complete historical and organizational reports about partisans, with charts, schematic drawings of a partisan camp, etc.
9 Order of SS police official Bach about using captured partisans as labourers in industry and agriculture. July - September 1943. 16 pp.
Treatment of partisan prisoners. Alleged Führerbefehl [Führer order, to be carried out without question], according to which captured partisans are to be treated like POWs and sent to camps where they are to be used as laborers. Directives to field to enforce this procedure (July 1943). Elaborate explanation by RFSS and Chief of German Police, chief of Anti-Partisan Units: on getting Labor Resources for the German Armaments and Food industries as a result of anti-partisan activities. Exceptions in this "preferential" treatment (see Führerbefehl, above) are to be made for partisans who are high political functionaries, political commissars, Jews, or "other particularly dangerous elements." Those, and captured parachusticts, will continue to be accorded "Sonderbehandlung" [special treatment, i.e. execution]. Report listing weapons captured during anti-partisan activities. 1943.
10 Report by the SIPO and SD in Bialystok district about captured documents, including an abstract of Stalin's appeals to partisans, documents from the "Lenin" partisan brigade, delegations from the Polish partisan headquarters. September 1943 - July 1944. 82 pp.
Extensive field distribution of an intercepted report about Stalin's May 1943 exhortation to partisans calling for active opposition in the occupied territories (with German translation of Stalin's words). German translation of Russian call on population in the occupied territories, "Death to the Occupiers - Read and Pass On." Rest of material is a report about Soviet successes at the front (summer 1943). Various reports about partisans in Bialystok area. Additional German reports about successful anti-partisan activities (in Riga region); reports from Lithuania about partisan activities, much of which was by Polish partisan units, and joint Polish-Russian units, including many Jews. Report about Polish underground movement in Vilnius. 1943-1944.
11 Data about the activities of partisan brigades in Lithuania, and interrogations of Soviet citizens suspected of cooperation with the partisans in the Dno district near Leningrad. December 1943 - January 1944. 119 pp.
German reports (in Lithuanian) about partisan activities. Interrogation reports of local citizens suspected of contact with partisans. 1943-1944.
12 Secret edition of German Army headquarters publication called "News About the Partisan War", edition 3. July 1943. 19 pp.
More reports about partisan combat. To be distributed to all units behind the frontline. Contains organizational charts, etc., and details of cooperation between the center (Stalin), the Red Army, and partisan organizations. 1943.
13 Secret edition of German Army headquarters publication called "News About the Partisan War", volume 6. December 1943. 4 pp.
14 Information about the operations of Polish nationalist organizations against the Red Army and their relations with the Germans. January 1944 - July 1944. 63 pp. (Reel 186)
1 Orders, instructions, and directives to various police bodies in the occupied Baltics about the position of security offices of the SD within the Nazi Party. Joint processing of intelligence information and directives for movements of individuals into and out of Germany. Second transport of Vienna Jews to Riga. 1938 -1943.
From RSHA Berlin: Cooperation of Party organziations and SD with repect to the reporting and collection of information (August 1943). The SD-SS are said to be creatures of the Party. Organization of Referat IV A (1940), showing responsibility for anti-communist activities, the anti-Marxist struggle, returnees from Russia, and Germans in the Soviet Union. Other staffing details include section on Struggling with the Enemy (with Eichmann in charge of Emigration and Evacuation). Memo from Chief, Central Office for Jewish Emigration (Vienna) to Commander, SD and Sipo, Einszatgruppe A (Riga) concerning a transport of Jews from Vienna to Riga, and money related to that transport (RM 50,000). Series of SD-Sipo interservice administrative and organizational directives. Various legal and administrative matter, particularly with repect to violations during the war in the military services, and who has jurisdiction. Travel restrictions for certain foreigners; also, regulations governing trips abroad by members of certain Nazi Party organizations. Various passport matters related to travel in occupied French and Belgian territories. 1938-1943.
(except as noted)
2 Instructions and correspondence of the SIPO and SD chief of Ostland with local SIPO and SD departments and with the Reichskommissar for Ostland about the prohibition of western radio broadcasts. Notes by the police in Berlin about the meeting of the representatives of the OKH, the guard police and concentration camp chief Eicke. Labor duty for Jews and the creation of special camps for this purpose. Directives of the Main SS military inspection department. 1939 - 1945. 324 pp.
[Russian listing of documents, individuals, Sipo and SD members, 1942-1944, in Estonia; list of SD schools]. Directive about prohibition of listening to foreign broadcasts, addressed to highest Reich officials and authorities directly responsible to Hitler. Deals with a previous order establishing who among officials can listen. Hitler was not satisfied with that list and issued his own orders as to who can and who cannot listen, and what the structures are (January 1942). Additional materials on listening to foreign broadcasts, including a conflict between those enforcing the anti-listening laws among the population and the security police. Memo about permission for foreign workers in Germany to listen to broadcasts from home: no restrictions of broadcasts which originate in countries occupied by Germany and whose political view are regarded as being "friendly." Various reports about enemy radio propaganda. One memo reports that various special German organizations had transmitted intentionally wrong reports to confuse the enemy. Instead, German military personnel who heard these reports were confused. March 1939, memo from high level ministerial, military, and chiefs of concentration camps meeting concerning whether Jews can perform any services in case of war. Reason for discussion was that military high command had decreed that Jews can no longer serve in the reserves, and definitely not at the front. 1939-1945.
3 Telegrams, directives, and instructions of Himmler and the chief of the German police, signed by Krause and Heydrich, about the procedure of coming and going from the occupied eastern territories. Correspondence with the SIPO and SD chief in the east with the security police chiefs in the Ostland states on this matter. 1941 - 1942. (Reel 186)
4 Orders, instructions, and other materials from the RSHA concerning the combat against espionage. Instructions sent to chiefs of the security police in the Ostland states about this matter. Suspicions about the Swedish medical mission. 1941 - 1943. (Reel 186)
5 Orders and regulations of the OKH and orders of the SIPO and SD chief about the procedure for the treatment of POWs on the occupied territories. Correspondence with the heads of the security service in Crakow, Riga, and Kiev about depriving some citizens of German origin of citizenship for misbehavior. 1941 - 1944. (Reel 186)
6 Regulations and directives of the RSHA for counter-espionage about the creation of a special SD command called "Jersey", based in Lyon and designed to fight British agents. Telegrams and reports from various operational groups about the activities of partisans in the occupied Baltic territories. Training of experts of the RSHA for intelligence work. Organization of an agents training school in the USSR and England. Recruiting agents for the Gendarmerie. Interrogations of Soviet paratroopers. "N-referrat." 1941 - 1944. 260 pp.
Index of SD activities in France and in the Soviet Union. Memo on anti-sabotage activities in army. Also, about sabotage in war-related industries, how to report, etc. Report about investigation by specially organized SD units into a Polish underground network reporting to London and its apearances in western and southwestern Europe, with list of enemy agents arrested (April 1944). Extensive report on anti-espionage agent activities on Soviet territory. Himmler message to all senior SS and police commanders, subject carelessness during telephone conversations about location and travels of high-ranking Party and state officials. 1941-1944.
7 Directives and instructions of Himmler and other senior police officials about the treatment of foreign workers, measures for their punishment, and reports to Riga about inviting Latvian dentists to aid German solders. Treatment of Jews, Poles, and Gypsies. 1941 - 1944. ca 119 pp.
Rules prescribing church services for Polish workers in Germany. Treatment of Poles in ocupied eastern territories and of Poles in Germany; distinctive marking for Poles working in Germany. Treatment of Danes working in Germany (if they violate orders they are to be sent automatically to concentration camp or "work education camp"). Removal back to Holland of Dutch workers if their behavior was unsatisfactory. Sipo dealing with Italians working in Germany (September 1943); greater attention to be paid to Italians in Germany since their government capitulated. Labor details for interned Italian offices and non-coms. 1941-1944.
8 Orders, regulations, and correspondence of the RSHA with various security police units in Ostland about the formation and reorganization of concentration and labor camps in Pakrie, Slansi, Stutthof, Lublin, Warsaw, Nowogrodek, Riga, and other territories in the occupied east. Treatment of prisoners in these camps, measures to be taken to prevent escapes, and the evacuation of partisan sympathisers. (IVC2) 1942 - 1944. 259 pp.
Change of work camp Plaszow near Cracow into concentration camp (June 1944). Directive about privileged or special treatment of protective custody prisoners in concentration camps. Directive RFSS and Chief, German Police that by the end of January 1945 at least 35,000 prisoners who can work are to be transferred to concentration camps. Incorporation of KZ inspectorate into SS Administrative Headquarters (May 1942). From Interior Minister, directive about "Assets of Dead Prisoners;" one category deals with Polish and Jewish prisoners, and those from the Soviet Union. Because so many women prisoners, including Germans, are dying in Auschwitz, German women prisoners are no longer to be sent there (April 1944). RSHA proclamations for Baltic states: any prisoner, even those sentenced to death, can get out if he joins the German army in the field against the Soviets (February 1944). Various messages from Einsatzgruppen about turning over captured partisan women and children to camp. From Chief, Sipo and SD, Einsatzgruppe A in Rig, about setting up a concentration camp in Latvia (October 1941). Also, expansion of police prisons in Riga area. Setting up a concentration camp for Lithuanian region because of crowding in regular prisons (February 1942); it is to hold 3-4,000 prisoners. 1942-1944.
10 "Reports [Meldungen] from the Occupied Eastern Territories." Numbers 1, 3, 11, and 12 are 1942 directives to EG on authority of RK i.d. besetzten Ostgebieten and "Gründung einer Niederländ. Ost-Kompanie" in den Haag. 1942 - 1943.
Report from Occupied Eastern Territories by Einsatzgruppen: Gruppe A has a section on shooting of Jews who belonged to Minsk partisans, and D reported on evacuation of Jews from its area. No reports from Einsatzgruppen B and C. Location and communication network of various Einsatzgruppen, with breakdowns into Special Commands (Sonderkommando) and Einsatzkommando. Information Bulletin (Chief, Sipo and SD) contains Führer decree concerning police security in the occupied territories, and a Führerbefehl about secrecy requirements. Various other situation reports, including one about Sonderbehandlung [i.e. killing] of communists and Jews allegedly prepared to liberate imprisoned Soviet officers in Vladimir-Volynsk (Ukraine). 1942.
11 Mitteilungsblätter d. C. d. Sipo u. SD-Kommandostab. Numbers 2, 4, 5, and 6. 1942.
Discussion about the utilization of 1.2 million Soviet laborers in Reich and associated difficulties. Directives to all Germans in area to stop referring to occupied eastern territories as German colonies and treatment of inhabitants as colonial people. Various administrative directives for occupied eastern territories (Baltics) and Ukraine.
12 Mitteilungsblätter Numbers 10 and 11. 1942.
Setting up of a central organization of members of eastern people; use of workers from the east; lists of agricultural resources in occupied eastern territories. 1942.
13 Mitteilungsblätter Numbers. 14 (December 1942), 15, 18, and 20 (August 1943).
Information Bulletin (December 1942) about various administrative measures in occupied eastern territories.
20 Correspondence with the Spanish signal troops commander of the Spanish "Blue" division about the reformation of this unit. 1943 - 1944. (Reel 205)
23 Records of the interrogations of Soviet POWs, including several senior officers, sent to the Reichskommissar for Ostland. November 1941. (Reel 205)
24 Directive of SS officer Kaltenbrunner about the tasks of SS and police units arising out of the appointment of SS Officer Keppler as special representative of Himmler. January 1944.
Führerbefehl about nomination of a Special Representation of RFSS, Keppler, in occupied territories.
27 Correspondence of the Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories and the Reichskommissar in Riga and with the Reichskommissar for Ostland about sending the belongings of Latvian soldiers who perished to their relatives. 1943 - 1944. This file includes correspondence and papers dealing with volunteers, mostly of Latvian descent. 1942 - 1943. 80 pp. (Reel 186)
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6 29 January 1942 - Order from Army District Commando for Foreign Countries [Wehrbezirkskommando Ausland] in Berlin, addressed to the Reichkommissar for Ostland, Tilsit Branch. Concerning Latvian and Lithuanian volunteers, it specifies that volunteers of Latvian and Lithuanian ethnic descent are not allowed to join the Wehrmacht.
8-12 July 1942 - Correspondence dealing with Dutch volunteers serving in units in Byelorussia.
26-35 June - November 1942 - Correspondence dealing with the bad treatment of Latvian volunteers in Livani [Livenhof].
36-80 1942 - 1943 - Correspondence relating to belongings of Latvian volunteers who have died during their service.
28 Copies of the documents received from the GDR for the collection on "Mass Executions of Soviet Citizens on the Territories of Temporarilly Occupied Soviet Lithuania" prepared by the archival department of the Lithuanian SSR. 1941 - 1944. Materials originating from the office of the commander of the Sipo/SD for Ostland (BdS in Riga), copied from the GDR archive in Potsdam. Materials mainly concern the German occupation of Lithuania. The file is divided into nine (9) sub-files. 1941 - 1944. 52 pp.
Travel report by a Nazi functionary.
subfile 1: 7 September 1943 - Report covering the trip by the permanent representative of the Reich Minister and Gauleiter Dr. Mayer to Kaunus, Vilnius, Dunaburg, and Minsk (20 - 26 August 1943). It includes evaluations of meetings, the situation in the various localities regarding various aspects of occupation policies, including administration, economics, personnel, partisan warfare, etc. 16 pp.
subfile 2: Personnel documents and correspondence relating to Ewald Bub who worked for the Gebietskommissar Dunaburg in Rositten and was later transfered to Siauliai to work under Gebietskommissar Gewecke. 15 pp.
subfile 3: Resume of Gebietskommissar for Vilnius Hingst. 3 pp.
subfile 4: Blank forms relating to staff of the SA-Führerkorps. 2 pp.
subfile 5: Excerpts from the Who is Who in the Third Reich ["Fünftausend Köpfe"] on Hans Gewecke, Gebietskommissar in Siauliai. 3 pp.
subfile 6: Letter dated 7 September 1941, addressed to Gebietskommissar Gewecke, regarding a tour of a delegation from Germany through Ostland. 3 pp.
subfile 7: Letter dated 23 July 1942, addressed to Gebietskommissar Gewecke (mostly illegible). 5 pp.
subfile 8: Announcement to all Lithuanians that by the Hitler decree of 17 July 1941, Heinrich Lohse was named Reichkommissar for Ostland. 3 pp.
subfile 9: Announcement by Generalkommissar von Renteln, addressed to all Lithuanians about the naming of the various Gebietskommissars in Lithuania: Kaunus-City, Kramer; Kaunus-Land, Lentuen; Vilnius-City, Hingst; Vilnius-Land, Wulff; Siauliai, Gewecke.
29 Correspondence with the Kommissar for Lithuania in Kaunus about salary increases for employees in various departments. Confiscations of property by the SS. Conflict between Lohse (RK) and GenKom von Renteln. 1941 - 1942.
Problems created by new wage scales for white-collar workers in Baltic countries (November 1941).
30 Lists of officials of the German civil administraiton in Riga. January 1942 - June 1944. (Reel 186)
31 Atlas of Ostland (occupied areas in the Soviet Baltics) prepared and published under the orders of the Reichskommissar of Ostland in Riga. 1942. 101 pp.
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Notice for instance how property first 'collectivised' or 'socialised' by the Soviets would then simply remain 'socialised' and given to "organize mysterious [German-owned] G.m.b.H. (Ltd.) which, as the Latvians used to say, stood for "Grab With Both Hands" (Greif mit beiden Handen)", a fine example of the way Soviet mechanisms of control and oppression were baldfacedly maintained and exploited by the German occupation authorities.
Can any Latvian readers comment on the material in the linked article?
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