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Selected records from the State Archives of the Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2016.191.1 | RG Number: RG-45.020

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    Records of the Central Special Bureau of the Italian Carabinieri in Rhodes (today Greece, between 1912 and 1946 a part Italy) and the card index of the surveillance files. Archives of the Italian Carabinieri include information on individuals, businesses, citizenship, ethnic groups, spies, important events and political personalities. A high number of these 100,000 files concern the local Jewish community in Rhodes, following the creation of the central governing body of the Italian Jewish communities in 1931, to the deportation of July 1944. The Carabinieri recorded information on their lives, business, communal networks, political views and personal behaviors.
    Carabinieri collection
    inclusive:  1930-1946
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the 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 Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
    Collection Creator
    Italy. Esercito. Carabinieri.
    The special bureau of the Italian Carabinieri was a political surveillance office that, between 1932 and 1945, collected information on individuals, businesses, ethnic groups, spies, important events and political personalities

    Physical Details

    1,069,664 digital images : JPEG ; 472 GB .
    System of Arrangement
    Arranged in four series: 1.Surveillance files created for political reasons (Schedati Politici); 2. Files with classified information (reservato); 3. Religious communities (Comunità Religiose); 4. Citizenship and military service (Piena Cittadinanza e leva militare).

    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
    Fair use only.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Italy. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Genika Archeia tou Kratous, Greece (State Archives of Greece-Dodecanese Islands). The archive was unexpectedly discovered in 2011 and identified in 2013. It is now being catalogued through a joint project of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Greek State Archive. The records, which were thought to be lost, had remained for 66 years in the room where the Carabinieri had left them in 1945. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the digitized collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archival Programs in August 2016, accretions in Feb. 2017, Aug. 2018, and Sep. 2023.
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