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Proces członków załogi Oświęcimia (Sygn. GK 196)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0247 | RG Number: RG-15.169M

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    Contains investigation materials and court documents relating to the trial of Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camp staff, also records on crimes in other concentration camps. Records contain court cases against many war criminals, such as Adolf Eichmann, Rudolf Hoess (Höss), Dr. Goebel, Karl Ernst Moeckel, Maximilian Grabner as well as against SS physicians accused of experimental operations on Polish women, against female SS camp guards, and other Auschwitz SS staff members. Includes documents on historical background on Nazi leadership; an illustrated SS guidebook for German personnel at Auschwitz on treatment of prisoners; explanation of SS ranks, personnel lists, organization charts; documents on sterilization and castration at Auschwitz camp hospital, death reports, lists of victims, death certificates, witness statements on medical experiments by German doctors in Auschwitz; detailed information on 2,188 Auschwitz prisoners; list of 5,271 inmates; list of victims organized by name and nationality; the United Nations War Crimes commission report: “Gestapo Executions in Concentration Camps,” 1945; testimonies on operations in Ravensbrűck, called “Experimental Rabbits”. Also contains a broad range of testimonies, and Polish songs and poetry from Auschwitz.
    Alternate Title
    Trial against the staff of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau
    inclusive:  1944-1948
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Collection Creator
    Poland. Najwy?szy Trybuna? Narodowy
    The Supreme National Tribunal (Najwyższy Trybunał Narodowy, NTN) was a war crimes tribunal active in Poland from 1946 to 1948. The Tribunal's aims and purpose were defined by the State National Council in the Decrees of 22 January and 17 October 1946 and 11 April 1947. The new law was based on the earlier Decree of 31 August 1944 (Sierpniówka) issued by the new Polish pro-Soviet government, with jurisdiction over Nazi criminals and traitors to the Polish nation. The tribunal presided over seven high-profile cases (Total of 49 individuals).

    Physical Details

    Polish German English
    16,271 digital images : PDF ; 2.77 GB .
    15 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
    System of Arrangement
    Registration cards on the 2,188 Auschwitz prisoners are organized in alphabetical order, and some name lists of victims are organized by the name and nationality.

    Records are arranged in the original order of their acquisition from the source archive. The museum has acquired only selected records from Institute of National Remembrance (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej-Komisja Ścigania Zbrodni przeciwko Narodowi Polskiemu, or IPN). More information about this collection and other materials in the possession of the Institute of National Remembrance, including archival finding aids from the Archives of the Institute of National Remembrance, is available at the website:

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    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. Researchers must complete and sign a User Declaration form before access is granted to materials from the Institute of National Remembrance (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej).
    Conditions on Use
    1. Each researcher using the materials obtained from the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) or materials whose originals belong to the IPN must complete the registration procedure required by USHMM.
    2. Publication or reproduction of documents (in the original language, in facsimile form or in the form of a translation of an excerpt or of the entire document) or making them available to a third party in any form requires the written consent of the Institute of National Remembrance ( The use of an excerpt defined as the fair use right to quote does not require obtaining consent.
    3. Researchers assume all responsibility for the use of materials that belong to the Institute of National Remembrance.
    4. References to documents that belong to the Institute of National Remembrance must cite the Institute of National Remembrance as the owner of the original documents and include the full reference citation of the Institute of National Remembrance in the citations.

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition the Instytut Pamięci Narodowej-Komisja Ścigania Zbrodni przeciwko Narodowi Polskiemu (IPN), Warsaw, Poland, Sygn. GK 196 (NTN File116-175a, and File 548-549.). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Programs in December 1998, and accretion of digital files in 2014. The digitized collection contains the same files as sent on microfilms in 1998, except new files 548-549.
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