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Selected records from the Smolensk State Oblast Archives

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2000.397 | RG Number: RG-22.007

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    Records from the Extraordinary Commission (Fond 1630), and the Planning Commission (Fond 2434) of the Committee of the Smolensk Oblast Council. Contains commissions' depositions pertaining to Nazi atrocities during the occupation (1941-1943) of the Smolensk and Velizhsk Oblasts; lists detailing destruction of houses; reports on summary executions; ill-treatment of wounded POWs by the Nazis; reports on the execution of children with connections to the partisans; reports on the torture of local residents; lists of displaced persons; lists of civilian victims of Nazi crimes; reports on organization and running of hospitals during the Nazi occupation; photocopies of photos documenting the destruction of towns by fires set by retreating Nazis; report concerning the execution of Soviet POWs by the Nazis in 1941; and protocol from the interrogation of returning Soviet POWs. Contains documents of the Chief Military Prosecutor of the Soviet Union. Contains also records related to pre-war life of the Jewish population, socio-economic situation, culture and education of the local Jewish communities, information about Jewish collective farms, census of the Jewish population etc.
    inclusive:  1918-1945
    bulk:  1942-1945
    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

    Russian German
    341 pages (photocopies).
    9 microfiche.
    37 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
    System of Arrangement
    Organized into two series: 1.Documents of the Planning Commission of the Executive Committee of the Smolensk Oblast Council RG-22.007M*1 (2000.397). 2. Documents of the oblast - level Extraordinary Commission to Establish and Investigate the Crimes of the German-Fascist Occupiers (ChGK) on the territory of Smolensk oblast, July 1941 - September, 1943 [RG-22.007M*2 (2000.397)]. Records acquired in 2010 are duplicated on microfilm reels: #1-37. Arrangement is thematic.

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    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing station. There are no additional access restrictions to this material.
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    Administrative Notes

    State Archive of Smolensk Oblast (Gosudarstvennyĭ arkhiv Smolenskoĭ oblasti). Records (Excerpts from Fond 1630 and Fond 2434) have been in the Smolensk State Oblast Archives, Russia, since the end of the World War II. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archives Project in June 2001, and the accretion of microfilm reels 1-37 in 2010.
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