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Russian State Military Archives (Osobyi) records

Collection | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.1
Collection Summary
Contains records captured by the Red Army around the end of World War II currently housed at the Russian State Military Archive, formerly the Osobyi archives. In 1992, the Osobyi was renamed the Center for the Preservation of Historical Documentary Collections (CPHDC) and in 1999 The Russian Archives Committee merged the CPHDC into the Russian State Military Archives (RGVA) located next door. The RGVA contains prewar Soviet military documents. While the Osobyi is now a part of RGVA, the old Osobyi fond numbers for the various collections remain unchanged. In 1992, the Osobyi was renamed the Center for the Preservation of Historical Documentary Collections (CPHDC) and in 1999 The Russian Archives Committee merged the CPHDC into the Russian State Military Archives (RGVA) located next door. The RGVA contains prewar Soviet military documents. While the Osobyi is now a part of RGVA, the old Osobyi fond numbers for the various collections remain unchanged. Soviet archival authorities retained the original arrangement of the records, i.e. each collection (called a fond in Russian) contains files from a particular German government, Nazi party, or other governments’ agencies and non-governmental organizations. For many years, Russia did not allow reproduction of complete collections; thus the Museum’s earlier acquisitions are incomplete (records from the period prior to 1933 have in many cases not been reproduced), or are scattered throughout several accessions. Thus the Museum’s earlier acquisitions are incomplete (for example, records from the period prior to 1933 have in many cases not been reproduced), or are scattered throughout several accessions. More recently, the Museum has reproduced some complete collections. In several collections the material appears on non-sequentially numbered microfilm reels due to haphazard reproduction conditions early in the Museum’s project in Moscow, making access cumbersome. Therefore, the microfilmed records at the USHMM follow this arrangement and each of the collections in RG-11 represents a file from a specific organization, the name of which is listed in the collection’s title. Organized into the following subgroups: RG-11.001M*01-RG-11.001M*98. Arrangement of the files is thematic.
Provenance
The records were created by several German occupation agencies including the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, the Zentralbauleitung der Waffen-SS und Polizei in Auschwitz, the Gestapo, and the SS. In the years immediately following the end of World War II, the Soviet police and security services established a series of secret archival holding facilities to maintain the millions of pages of documents and files the so-called “Trophy Brigades” confiscated for various reasons in the territories occupied by the Red Army. The records were cataloged and examined by officials involved with collecting evidence to convict individuals and organizations of crimes against humanity and of war crimes. Afterward, the records were sought by officials concerned with gathering evidence to present at a peace conference during which reparation demands would be made against the Germans and their collaborators, and by officials concerned with the possibility of blackmailing prominent individuals with a “Third Reich past.” Eventually, the records were placed in various secret archival facilities. Over the years Soviet security officials transferred some of the files to governments in the Warsaw Pact nations, but the great bulk remained in the Soviet Union. In 1990-1991 a reporter for Isvestia discovered the existence of the hitherto secret Special (Osobyi) Archives in Moscow and wrote a series of articles about the history and contents of this facility. Since then, European governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have requested that Russian officials transfer to them either records created by state agencies in those countries or those created by NGOs. This has been a lengthy and difficult process, which is by no means completed. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began negotiating with archival and other officials in Moscow as soon as news of the Osobyi’s existence became public, with a view toward microfilming relevant parts of the collections. For many years, Russian policy would not allow the reproduction of complete collections, thus the Museum’s earlier accessions from this source are incomplete (that is, records from the period prior to 1933 have in many cases not been reproduced) or scattered throughout several accessions. More recently, the Museum has been able to reproduce some complete collections. In the current status of filmed records of 2017 are following collections: RG-11.001M*01-RG-11.001M*98. This project is completed.
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Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Fond 500)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.2 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.01

Date
inclusive:  1914-1945
bulk:  1936-1944

Geheimes Staatspolizeiamt (Gestapa) Berlin (Fond 501)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.3 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.02

Date
inclusive:  1933-1945

Zentralbauleitung der Waffen-SS und Polizei Auschwitz (Fond 502)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.4 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.03

Date
inclusive:  1939-1944

Geheime Staatspolizeistelle Stettin (Pommern) (Fond 503)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.5 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.04

Date
inclusive:  1933-1944

Befehlshaber der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD in Riga (Fond 504)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.6 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.05

Date
inclusive:  1941-1944

Polizeipräsidium Berlin (Fond 505)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.7 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.06

Date
bulk:  1919-1944

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) (Fond 519)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.8 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.07

Date
inclusive:  1922-1945
bulk:  1933-1941

Reichsgericht and Reichsanwaltschaft Leipzig (Fond 567)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.9 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.08

Date
inclusive:  1881-1945
bulk:  1939-1943

Beauftragter für den Vierjahresplan (Herman Göring) (Fond 700)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.10 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.09

Date
inclusive:  1914-1945
bulk:  1924-1945

Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin (Fond 1357)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.16 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.16

Date
inclusive:  1926-1936

Reichsministerium für den besetzten Ostgebiete, Berlin (Fond 1358)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.17 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.17

Date
inclusive:  1941-1945
bulk:  1941-1942

Justizeinrichtungen Deutschlands (Sammlung) (Fond 1361)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.18 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.18

Date
inclusive:  1910-1946
bulk:  1934-1944

Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, Berlin (Fond 1363)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.19 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.19

Date
inclusive:  1933-1945

Konzentrations- und Kriegsgefangenenlager in Deutschland und in den besetzen Gebieten (Fond 1367)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.20 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.20

Date
inclusive:  1933-1945
bulk:  1937-1945

Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR) (Fond 1401)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.21 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.21

Date
inclusive:  1933-1942

Büro des Reichsprotektors in Böhmen und Mähren, Prag (Fond 1488)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.23 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.23

Date
inclusive:  1931-1941

Materialien in Spezialverwahrung (Fond 1525)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.24 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.24

Date
inclusive:  1940-1953

Jüdische Telegraphen-Agentur (JTA), Paris (Fond 674)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.25 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.25

Date
inclusive:  1918-1940
bulk:  1933-1940

"Israelitische Allianz", Wien (Wohltätigkeitsverein) (Fond 675)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.26 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.26

Date
inclusive:  1872-1939
bulk:  1929-1939

Israelitische Kultusgemeinde, Vienna (Fond 707)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.27 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.27

Date
inclusive:  1782-1940
bulk:  1933-1940

Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Graz (Fond 709)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.28 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.28

Date
inclusive:  1871-1938
bulk:  1931-1937

Union österreichischer Juden, Wien (Fond 714)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.29 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.29

Date
inclusive:  1903-1942
bulk:  1935-1942

Jüdischer Jugendverein "Berith Trumpeldor", Wien (Fond 715)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.30 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.30

Date
inclusive:  1929-1938
bulk:  1932-1938

Centralverein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens, Berlin (Fond 721)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.31 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.31

Date
inclusive:  1869-1939
bulk:  1923-1938

Vorstand der Synagogen-Gemeinde Stettin (Fond 726)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.32 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.32

Date
inclusive:  1828-1938
bulk:  1928-1938

Verband der Judenstaatszionisten Österreichs, Wien (Fond 727)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.33 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.33

Date
inclusive:  1935-1937

Großlogen Deutschlands des jüdischen Ordens B'nai B'rith, Berlin (Fond 769)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.34 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.34

Date
inclusive:  1928-1937

Verband der jüdischen Legitimisten Österreichs, Wien (Fond 1189)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.35 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.35

Date
inclusive:  1935-1938

Organisation "Zionistischer Frauen Österreichs", Wien (Fond 1192)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.37 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.37

Date
inclusive:  1936-1937

Landesorganisation des Judenstaatspartei (Fraktion der Zionistischen Weltorganisation), Wien (Fond 1193) [zusammengelegt mit Fond 1231]

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.38 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.38

Date
inclusive:  1935-1936

B'nai B'rith-Bund der jüdischen humanitären Vereinigung Österreichs des UOBB und seine Ortsgruppen, Wien (Fond 1221)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.39 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.39

Date
interview:  1933-1935

Jüdische Gemeinde Berlin (Fond 1326)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.40 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.40

Date
inclusive:  1931-1934

AG "Saloniki-Palästina", Saloniki (Fond 1437)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.42 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.42

Date
inclusive:  1924-1941

Comité national de secours aux réfugiés politiques, Paris (Fond 533)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.44 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.44

Date
inclusive:  1933-1939

Exekutive des Gesamtverbandes jüdischer Studenten Österreichs "Judeja", Vien (Fond 712)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.45 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.45

Date
inclusive:  1933-1938

Berliner Zionistische Vereinigung (Fond 713)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.46 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.46

Date
inclusive:  1930-1939

Synagogengemeinde Bromberg (Fond 716)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.47 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.47

Date
inclusive:  1936-1938

Bund deutsch-jüdischer Jugend-Ring (Fond 1207)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.48 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.48

Date
bulk:  1933-1936
inclusive:  1913-1936

Jüdische Gemeinde Athen (Fond 1427)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.50 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.50

Date
bulk:  1926-1941

Jüdische Gemeinde Saloniki (Fond 1428)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.51 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.51

Date
bulk:  1926-1941

Redaktion der Wochenschrift "Die Wahrheit", Wien, Organ der "Union österreichischer Juden" (Fond 677)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.54 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.54

Date
inclusive:  1929-1937

Jüdischer Sportklub "Hakoah," Graz (Fond 676)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.55 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.55

Date
inclusive:  1929-1938

Bnei Brith-Tochterlogen in Deutschland (Fond 1219)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.56 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.56

Date
inclusive:  1932-1937

Association des Juifs polonais en France, Paris (Fond 45)

Document | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.57 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.57

Date
inclusive:  1933-1940

Le Comité français du Rassemblement mondial contre le racisme et antisémitisme, Paris (Fond 97)

Document | Accession Number: 1999.335.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.58

Date
inclusive:  1936-1939

Bureau exécutif international de la Ligue Internationale contre le racisme et anti-sémitisme, Paris (Fond 98)

Document | Accession Number: 1999.335.2 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.59

Date
inclusive:  1931-1940

Comité Exécutif International du Rassemblement mondial contra le racisme et anti-sémitisme, Paris (Fond 99)

Document | Accession Number: 2000.626.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.60

Date
inclusive:  1935-1940

Editorial Office of the Magazine "Hatikwah" of the Zionist Federation of Belgium, Brussels (Fond 145)

Document | Accession Number: 2000.626.2 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.61

Date
inclusive:  1920-1940

Alliance israélite universelle, comite d'Anvers (Fond 156)

Document | Accession Number: 2000.626.3 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.62

Date
inclusive:  1913-1940

Zionist and other Jewish organizations in France (Fond 186)

Document | Accession Number: 2000.626.4 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.63

Date
bulk:  1930-1940
inclusive:  1891-1940

Section française de la ligue internationale contre le racisme et antisémitisme, Paris (Fond 43)

Document | Accession Number: 2000.626.5 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.64

Date
inclusive:  1881-1940
bulk:  1933-1940

Bundeskanzleramt, Wien (Fond 515)

Document | Accession Number: 2002.553.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.65

Date
inclusive:  1933-1939

Weltorganisation gegen Rassenhaß und Menschennot (Harandbewegung), Wien (Fond 520)

Document | Accession Number: 2002.553.2 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.66

Date
inclusive:  1897-1938
bulk:  1930-1938


Oberpräsident der Provinz Oberschlesien, Kattowitz (Fond 1232)

Document | Accession Number: 2002.553.4 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.68

Date
inclusive:  1940-1945

Reichskanzlei (Fond 1235)

Document | Accession Number: 2002.553.5 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.69

Date
inclusive:  1914-1945

Reichsarchiv, Potsdam (Fond 1255)

Document | Accession Number: 2002.553.6 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.70

Date
inclusive:  1935-1945

Reichsministerium des Innern (Fond 720)

Document | Accession Number: 2003.487.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.10

Date
inclusive:  1821-1945
bulk:  1936-1941

Militär-und Militärbaueinrichtungen Deutschlands (Fond 1303)

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.72

Date
inclusive:  1897-1945
bulk:  1940-1944

Jüdische Gemeinden und Organisationen (Fond 1325)

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.2 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.73

Date
inclusive:  1764-1944
bulk:  1933-1941

Chancellery of Adolf Hitler, Berlin

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.3 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.74

Date
bulk:  circa 1931-1945
inclusive:  1900-1945

Geheime Feldpolizei, Bad Nauheim (Fond 1369)

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.4 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.75

Date
inclusive:  1939-1943

Waffen-SS, Fürsorge- und Versorgungsstellen, Militärangehörige, Fremdenlegion der SS (Fond 1372)

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.5 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.76

Date
inclusive:  1919-1945
bulk:  1936-1945

Generalbauinspektor für die Reichshauptstadt Berlin (Fond 1409)

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.6 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.77

Date
bulk:  1934-1942
inclusive:  1920-1944

IG Farbenindustrie AG, Frankfurt/Main (Fond 1457)

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.7 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.78

Date
inclusive:  1856-1949
bulk:  1938-1945

Reichwirtschaftministerium, Berlin (Fond 1458)

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.8 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.79

Date
inclusive:  1919-1945
bulk:  1933-1945

Deutsche Revisions- und Treuhand-AG, Berlin (Fond 1466)

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.9 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.80

Date
bulk:  1942-1945
inclusive:  1922-1945

Sammlung von Illustrationsmaterial (Fond 1511)

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.10 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.81

Date
inclusive:  1893-1945
bulk:  1923-1944

Materialien, die aus dem Puschkin-Museum übergeben wurden (Fond 1524)

Document | Accession Number: 2004.756.11 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.82

Date
inclusive:  1941-1944

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (Fond 44)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.83

Date
inclusive:  1909-1944
bulk:  1929-1940

Armata a 3-a Română (Fond 493)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.2 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.84

Date
inclusive:  1943-1944

Historische Kommission des Reichsführers SS (Fond 701)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.3 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.85

Date
inclusive:  1934-1939

"Bikur Cholim" Jüdischer Krankenbesuchs-und Unterstützungsverein, Graz (Fond 710)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.4 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.86

Date
inclusive:  1919-1938
bulk:  1926-1938

Verband der jüdischen kaufleute und handwerker, Wien (Fond 1191)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.5 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.87

Date
inclusive:  1928-1935

Deutscher Akademisches Austauschdienst, Paris (Fond 132)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.6 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.88

Date
inclusive:  1931-1940

Zentrale Vereinigung österreichischer Emigranten, Paris (Fond 542)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.7 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.89

Date
inclusive:  1936-1940

Nachlaß Rosenberg, Arthur (1889-1943); historiker, politiker, schriftsteller (Fond 641)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.8 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.90

Date
creation:  1932

Österreich-ungarische und österreichische Ministerien (Fond 1310)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.9 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.91

Date
inclusive:  1892-1945
bulk:  1934-1942

Emigrantenorganisationen (Fond 1313)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.10 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.92

Date
inclusive:  1920-1940

Weltverband der jüdischen Studentenschaft, Wien (Fond 1230)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.11 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.93

Date
inclusive:  1924-1936

HIAS-JCA Emigration Association (HICEM), Paris (Fond 740)

Document | Accession Number: 2006.515.12 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.94

Date
inclusive:  1906-1941
bulk:  1926-1941

Jüdische Synagogen-Ausbildung, Gemeinde Belgrad (Fond 1429)

Document | Accession Number: 2009.412.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.96

Date
inclusive:  1815-1941
bulk:  1934-1941

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. European Executive Bureau in Paris, France (Fond 722)

Document | Accession Number: 2010.518.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.97

Date
inclusive:  1922-1940

HICEM-Odbor za pomoc židovskim izbeglicam, Zagreb (Fond 1430)

Document | Accession Number: 2017.393.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.52

Date
inclusive:  1933-1941

Exekutivkomitee des Jüdischen Weltkongresses, Paris (Fond 1190)

Document | Accession Number: 2017.426.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.36

Date
inclusive:  1933-1941

Jüdische Gemeinde Ragusa (Fond 1439)

Document | Accession Number: 2017.427.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.98

Date
inclusive:  1709-1940

lsraeliticka bogoštovna op ina Zagreb (Fond 1441)

Document | Accession Number: 2017.428.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.43

Date
inclusive:  1923-1941

Bnei Brith-Großloge und Tochterlogen Griechenlands und Jugoslawiens (Fond 1225)

Document | Accession Number: 2017.429.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.49

Date
inclusive:  1875-1941
bulk:  1931-1941

Zionist Palestine Office, Thessaloniki, Greece (Fond 1435)

Document | Accession Number: 2017.430.1 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.53

Date
inclusive:  1918-1940
 
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