Selected records from the Zhytomyr State Oblast Archive
Collection contains selected records of the Generalkommissar Zhitomir on the formation, structure, and activities of the commissariat, as well as files from subordinate district leaders (Gebietskommissare) in Kasatin, Ruz︠h︡yn, Zwiahel, Korosten, Owruch, Radom, Emilchino, Tschudnow, and Berdichev. Materials include information on the confiscation of Jewish property, local searches for Jews, and reports about the executions of Jewish families found in hiding. A substantial part of the collection covers the history of the Ukrainian Schutzmannschaft in the Kasatin commissariat (recruitment, personnel lists, training, actions) as well as monthly Kommandobefehle issued from German Gendarmarie leaders in Zhitomir and Vinnitsa from 1942 to 1943. Other topics include SD interrogations of partisans and Ukrainian nationalists, Nazi-captured materials relating to the Ukrainian nationalist independence movement (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, OUN-B), detailed German police logs of partisan attacks, accounts of roundups for slave labor and deportation schedules from the Zwiahel commissariat, reports on the local economic situation; roadbuilding and Organisation Todt, records on the colonization of local Volksdeutsche, ethnographic surveys conducted by Karl Stumpp, and reports from the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle, Aussenstelle Zhitomir.
14 microfilm reels (digitized) ; 35 mm.
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