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Selected records from the French National Archives – Police Générale

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2000.250 | RG Number: RG-43.016M

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    Overview

    Description
    This collection contains police records, including files on national security, the General Secretariat of the Police, the campaign against “terrorism” organized by Vichy, internment camps, and records of the Fichier Central in the Cabinet du Directeur Général de la Sureté Nationale. The collection also includes correspondence and other documents confiscated from emigrants, lists of foreign Jews who were arrested and interned (arranged by country of origin), the personal records of various public figures, newspaper clippings, surveillance reports, and mixed documents.
    More specifically, the collection contains: National security, 1885-1944; General Secretariat of the Police, 1941-1944; Campaign against "terrorism" organized by Vichy; Camps d'internement, 1940-49; Records of the Fichier Central in the Cabinet du Directeur General de la Sûreté Nationale, 1935-1944. Collection is comprised of correspondence and other documents confiscated from emigrants, lists of foreign Jews arrested and interned (arranged by country of origin),1942-43, personal records of various public figures, newspapers clippings, surveillance reports, and mixed documents, 1924-1962. Surveillance reports include: Germans in France, 1920-1940; Spanish refugees in France, 1921-1940; Poles in France, 1920-1940.
    The collection further contains records documenting the liquidation of internment camps, 1946-1956; files from the so-called “Fonds Panthéon” (named for the celebrity or notoriety of the individuals included); records and decrees documenting the status of foreigners, 1929-1967.
    Date
    inclusive:  1885-1967
    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

    Language
    French
    Extent
    39 microfilm reels ; 16 mm.
    System of Arrangement
    Organized by the following files: National security, 1885-1944; General Secretariat of the Police, 1941-1944; Campaign against "terrorism" organized by Vichy; Camps d'internement, 1940-49; Records of the Fichier Central in the Cabinet du Directeur General de la Sûreté Nationale, 1935-1944. Name lists of foreign Jews arrested and interned organized by country of origin. Liquidation of internment camps; Files from the set known as "Fonds Panthéon"; Status of foreigners during the Second World War, decrees concerning foreigners

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Researchers must acknowledge in writing that the use of the microfilmed documents is governed by the principles of fair use of the Berne Convention of 1886 as amended for the protection of literary and artistic works. No document microfilmed shall be distributed on the Internet, World Wide Web or any other computer network accessible to the public without the express prior agreement of the Directorate of the French National Archives. Any commercial use of the reproduction of microfilmed documents require prior written consent of the Directorate of the French National Archives, and pay a fee for such use.

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    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Archives nationales (France)
    Provenance
    Source of acquisition is the National Archives of France (Archives Nationales), Paris, Fond F7. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Programs Division in Dec. 2000 and an accretion of digitized microfilm in Jan. 2022.
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