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Reichsministerium für den besetzten Ostgebiete, Berlin (Fond 1358)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1993.A.0085.1.17 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.17

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    The collection contains orders, dispatches, directives, briefings, job descriptions, accounts, overviews, memoranda, bulletins, certificates of commendation, questionnaires, documentation of employees business trips, Ministry correspondence, monthly reports, and statistics. Records document German policy on the German occupied territories, mass arrests and robberies of Jews, establishment of ghettos, annihilation of Jews. Includes also a monthly report, Nov. 10, 1941 issued by the Wehrmacht Ostland commander of Belarus on plans for the annihilation of Jews, and statistics on Jews residing in Poland, Romania and Hungary.

    Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records. The Museum Archives selected materials contains only statistical data on Jews in Poland, Romania, and Hungary, addresses and organizational structure of the Sipo and SD departments in the occupied territories, including those of Einsatzkommandos and Sonderkommandos.
    Alternate Title
    Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories
    inclusive:  1941-1945
    bulk:  1941-1942
    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
    Germany. Reichsministerium für die besetzten Ostgebiete
    The Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories (German: Reichsministerium für die besetzten Ostgebiete or RMfdbO) was created by Adolf Hitler in July 1941 and headed by the Nazi theoretical expert and Baltic German, Alfred Rosenberg. Alfred Meyer served as Rosenberg's deputy. This ministry was created to control the vast areas captured by the Germans in Eastern Europe and Russia. It also played a part in supporting anti-Soviet groups in Central Asia.
    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.

    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

    Statistics. Reports.
    1 microfilm reel (partial) ; 16 mm.
    16 digital images : JPEG.
    System of Arrangement
    Fond 1358 (1941-1945). Opis 1-4; Dela 1,068. Selected records arranged in two series: 1. Statistical data on Jews in Poland, Romania, and Hungary; 2. Addresses and organizational structure of SIPO and SD departments and branches on the occupied territories, 1942.

    Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reel #84: Image #999-1015.

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    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 1357. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 1993.
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