War crimes investigation and trial records from the Archives of the Service for National Security of the Republic of Uzbekistan
18,693 pages of photocopies..
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- 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.
This collection contains 64 cases, 85 volumes of documents from the criminal investigation files and trial records mostly of the residents of German colonies in the former Soviet Union. They were accused of wartime crimes. Most of them served in the Schutzstaffel (SS) unit as soldiers, between 1944 and 1945, were captured by the American Army and sent to POW camps, and in 1946, were repatriated to the Soviet Union, where they were convicted of treason for participation in the enemy's military formations against the Soviet Union. Files also contain testimonies of the convicted members of the Schutzstaffel (SS) cavalry punitive squadron, detailed descriptions of the evacuation of the ethnic German population in September 1943, descriptions about participation in the killing of Jews, participation in a punitive operation in Mariupol,́ Ukraine, and the burning of many Ukrainian villages along with their inhabitants.
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