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Estonian State Archives of the former Estonian KGB (State Security Committee) records relating to war crime investigations and trials in Estonia

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0109 | RG Number: RG-06.026

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    Estonian State Archives of the former Estonian KGB (State Security Committee) records relating to war crime investigations and trials in Estonia
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    Description
    Contains photocopies of evidence documents, interrogation transcripts, decrees, biographical data sheets, witness statements, photographs, miscellaneous court and trial documents,and sound recordings of trial proceedings relating to the arrest, investigation, prosecution, and sentencing of war criminals accused of atrocities in concentration camps, mass killings of Jews,Communists, and prisoners of war in Estonia during World War II. Documents range in date from 1940 to 1987 with the bulk of the documents dating from 1950 to 1962.
    Date
    inclusive:  1940-1987
    bulk:  1950-1962
    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.

    Physical Details

    Extent
    15 boxes
    System of Arrangement
    The Estonian State Archives of the Former Estonian KGB (State Security Committee) records relating to war crime investigations and trials in Estonia are arranged as 35 series:

    •Series 1: Otto Richard Schmidt
    •Series 2: Fred Viktorovich Jakobson
    •Series 3: Genrikh Iosovich Ameel
    •Series 4: Albin Antonovich Voytsik
    •Series 5: Hans H. Laats
    •Series 6: Indictment of Rusoy, Vikker, Rokki, Roodvee, and Aule
    •Series 7: Nikkel Raudsepp and Aleksander Kask, Vols. 1-3
    •Series 8: Valentin J. Pyradi and Ferdenand Rebman
    •Series 9: Oskar Parvei
    •Series 10: Walter A. Kelt, Leonid A. Sinisalu, and Johannes I. Krupsalu, Vols. 1-4
    •Series 11: Juhan Jakovi Juriste, Vols. 1-9
    •Series 12: Mere, Gerrets, and Viik Vols. 1-N/D
    •Series 13: Tinniste, Rand, and Talvar Vols. 1-5
    •Series 14: Kan, Nuud, Pindis, et al. Vols. 1-14
    •Series 15: Vladimir Umberg case
    •Series 16: Materials on Nazi criminals, Vols. 1-14
    •Series 17: The Tallinn Process, March 6-March 11, 1961
    •Series 18: The Taru Process, Jan. 16-Jan. 20, 1962
    •Series 19: Materials on Nazi criminals, 1968, Vols. 1-2

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. Contents of sealed envelope in Folder 4.4 (Fond 129, File 28195, Vol. 10, documents 266-289, relating to Karl Linnas' autopsy) are restricted from access. Contact Estonian State Archives to view original.
    Conditions on Use
    Contents of sealed envelope in Folder 4.4 (Fond 129, File 28195, Vol. 10, documents 266-289, relating to Karl Linnas' autopsy) are restricted from use. Contact Estonian State Archives to view original.

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    Provenance
    Estonian State Archive Branch (Former Party Archive) photocopied the documents and duplicated the sound recordings in 1996. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the photocopies and sound recordings in April 1997.
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