Fašistliku saksa okupatsiooni aegne koonduslaager Kloogal, kollektsioon
- The Nazi German concentration camp at Klooga, collection
4 records, alphabetical card files, book, original paper documents
This fonds is a small collection of documents of the Klooga concentration camp. Klooga (Arbeitslager Klooga) was a subcamp from Vaivara Concentration Camp network, subordinated to the SS Economic and Administrative Main Office. Current materials remained in Estonia after the Second World War and in 1947 were transferred to the Estonian History Museum.
This collection of documents was found by Soviet authorities in September 1944 in the deserted Klooga camp and used for investigation of a massacre that was carried out on 19 September 1944. In 1947 the Ministry of Justice of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic delivered the current collection to the Estonian History Museum; in 1962 the museum delivered a substantial part of the collection (including original prisoner card files and documents from the Nazi German authorities) to the Estonian State Archive (see EHRI database ERA.R-170). The rest of the collection consisted mainly from different private items of Jewish inmates (photos, letters, personal documents). In 1993 the museum delivered the main part from the rest of the collection to Yad Vashem in Israel.
The fonds contains 4 sub-fonds:
AM, D 150.1.1: A file of prisoner cards (original file delivered to Estonian State Archive (ERA.R-170.1.1, ERA.R-170.1.2, ERA.R-170.1.3); the museum retained duplicates and an incomplete copy of the card file.
AM, D 150.1.2: Card file of persons who attempted to escape and were shot (original card file delivered to Estonian State Archives), and an incomplete copy of the card file (ERA.R-170.1.5).
AM, D 150.1.7: Prayer book, in Hebrew.
AM, D 150.1.9: Statistical table about camps in Estonia, compiled by Extraordinary State Commission of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic for the Establishment and Investigation of Crimes and Damages Perpetrated by German-Fascist Invaders and Their Collaborators.
Generally possible to order copies, digital copies and photos.
A printed finding aid is available in the museum.
Estonian State Archive, Fonds: Klooga Concentration Camp ERA.R-170.
Entry added on October 9, 2014 by Meelis Maripuu, based on an Archival finding aid and personal research experience in the museum.
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