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Reichsministerium des Innern records

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1991.A.0036 | RG Number: RG-14.010M

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    Consists of records relating to various activities of the Reichsministerium des Innern during the Holocaust. Includes information about sterilization, abortion, racial purity, mental illness, experiments on criminals, sexual deviance, and care for wounded German civilians and wounded military personnel.
    Credit Line
    Cite as Main Commission for the Investigation of Crimes Against the Polish Nation - Institute of National Memory
    Collection Creator
    Germany. Reichsministerium des Innern
    The Reich Ministry of the Interior (RMI) was the Ministry of the Interior of the German Reich during the Weimar Republic and the period of National Socialism . On November 1, 1934, it was united with the Prussian Ministry of the Interior to the Reich and Prussian Ministry of the Interior. It had the responsibility for the entire police apparatus. It was the successor of the Reich Office of the Interior and the predecessor of the Ministry of the Interior. Since April 14, 1914, the Ministry of Interior had the responsibility for elite sports as national task. Extension of the Reich Ministry of the Interior from the 1930s, Dorotheenstraße 93. The Official Gazette of the Reich Ministry, which was issued for the purpose of public announcements, was the Reichsministerialblatt (RMBl) from 1923 to 1945. It followed in this function from 1873 to 1922 mostly still published by the predecessor authority Zentralblatt for the German Reich (ZBl). [Source: Wikipedia]

    Physical Details

    3 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
    System of Arrangement
    Arrangment is thematic.

    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:

    Rights & Restrictions

    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

    The Reichsministerium des Innern created the records during the Holocaust in several German cities. The originals are found in the Record Group 1, at the Instytut Pamięci Narodowej – Komisja Ścigania Zbrodni przeciwko Narodowi Polskiemu, in Poland.
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