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Polizeipräsidium Berlin (Fond 505)

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

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    Records of the police surveillance of the organizations such as the Union of Białystok Jews, Zionistischen Vereinigung für Deutschland, Union of Jewish Youth, HIAS, Jewish Colonization Association, "Emigdirect," HICEM, the Centralverein deutsche Staatsbürger jüdisher Glaubens; some of those organizations' documents; speeches of antisemitic organizations; telephone directories of police establishments and departments; case files of appeals by Jewish citizens who had lost German citizenship and then lost the appeal also; and reports about internal SA quarrels.

    Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records.
    Alternate Title
    Police headquarter Berlin
    bulk:  1919-1944
    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.
    Collection Creator
    Prussia (Germany). Polizeipra?sidium in Berlin
    The Berlin Police (German: Der Polizeipräsident in Berlin -The Police Chief of Berlin-, or commonly Berliner Polizei) is the German Landespolizei force for the city-state of Berlin. The “Royal Prussian Police” was founded in 1809. [Source: wikipedia]
    Fishman, D. E. and Kupovetsky, M, Kuzelenkov, V. (ed.), Nazi-Looted Jewish Archives in Moscow. A guide to Jewish Historical and Cultural Collections in the Russian State Military Archive. Scranton: University of Scranton Press 2010. Published in association with the United States Holocaust memorial Museum and The Jewish Theological Seminary.

    Knaack R. Stumper, R. Polizeipräsidium Berlin. Politische angelegenheiten 1809-1945. Sachthematisches Inventar. Berlin: Landesarchiv Berlin, 2007.;Y

    Browder, G. C. Captured German and other Nation's Documents in the Osobyi (Special) Archive, Moscow. Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association. Internet access:

    Physical Details

    5 microfilm reels (partial) ; 16 mm.
    4,684 digital images : JPEG.
    System of Arrangement
    Fond 505 (1852-1947). Opis 1-3; Delo 1-299. Selected records arranged in seven series: 1. Various materials related to Jewish organizations: Reports and correspondence by criminal police, 1920-1937; 2. Various papers of Jewish organizations, 1937; 3. Police correspondence and newspaper clippings regarding antisemitic movement; 4. Police orders and memos, 1931-1936; 5. Phone directories of Berlin Police; 6. Appeals and rejections concerning loss of citizenship, 1934-1935; 7. Correspondence and memos relating to various police matters, 1925-1938.

    Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reels: #75 -77, 186;
    Reel 75: Image #182-Reel end;
    Reel 76: Reel start-Reel end;
    Reel 77: Reel start-Image#1909;
    reel 186: Image #1950-Image#2054.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Reproduction and publication only with written permission of the Russian State Military Archives

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Russian State Military Archive (Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv), Osobyi Archive, Fond 505. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 1993, and accretion in 2002.
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