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These names are pulled from multiple finding aids for the collection RG-15.270M. The files concern post-war cases of establishing someone as deceased and issuing a death certificate. Cases apply to those who had perished during Soviet or Nazi persecution, who were arrested either by the Soviets or Germans, deported to the USSR or the Third Reich, sent to concentration camps, or murdered in ghettos or places of extermination.
Most of the entries in the index only contain name, archival file number, and court file number. Other entries contain the following information: archival file number, name of person to be declared deceased (including maiden name and other names when appropriate), associated names (names of other persons in the same case file), date and place of birth, address and place of residence, occupation, date of deportation, place of incarceration, date and place of death, circumstances of death, family notes, comments, name of witnesses attesting to the persons death or deportation, name of person applying for the death certificate, applicant's relationship to the deceased, applicant's address, and name of attorney handling the case.
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