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Reichsarchiv, Potsdam (Fond 1255)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2002.553.6 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.70

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    Correspondence with other archives about exchange of literature, transfer of documents captured in France, and other matters; with the Reichsinnenministerium about transfer of records seized in Poland; and correspondence of the Reichskommissariat Niederlande with Nazi organizations about the occupation of Flanders; circulars by NSDAP regarding trainings, a speech by R. Hess (June 14, 1935); orders by H. Frank, 9 Dec. 1939; lists of military campaigns; antifascist leaflets of WWII, 1939. Also includes Catholic propaganda and brochures on Pius XII, British propaganda and pamphlets, a diary of unknown military unit, reports and newspaper clippings.

    Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records.
    Alternate Title
    Reich Archive in Potsdam
    inclusive:  1935-1945
    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.
    Collection Creator
    Reichsarchiv Potsdam
    The Reichsarchiv Potsdam served from 1919 to 1945 as a central archive for all acts of the German Reich. Among the tasks of the archive was the collection and cataloging of all produced since 1871 records of the German Reich, especially the files of the recently ended World War II. In addition, it should provide users with information and allow an exploration of imperial history-especially the history of the World War.
    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.

    Russian State Military Archive: [accessed 27 April 2021]

    Physical Details

    2 microfilm reels (partial) ; 16 mm.
    2,512 digital images : JPEG.
    System of Arrangement
    Fond 1255 (1935-1945). Opis 1-2: Delo 1-111. Arranges in two series: 1. Correspondence and minutes of meetings with other organizations, circulars, 1919-1943; 2. Various lists, orders by H. Frank, reports and propaganda materials, 1919-1940.
    Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records: Opis 1, dela 14, 19, 24, 27a, 29, 30; Opis 2, dela 33-38, 53, 57.

    Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reels #395-396;
    Reel 395: Image #1368-Reel end;
    Reel 396: Reel start-Image #1732.

    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), Fond 1255. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 2002.
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