ENSV ORKA erifondide osakonna Saksa okupatsiooni dokumentide uurijatele kasutamiseks väljaantud koopiate kollektsioon

  • Collection of copies, including documents about the German occupation, preserved in the special collections department of the Central State Archives of the October Revolution (ORKA) of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic intended for investigators and researchers
Language of Description
1944 - 1947, 1963
Level of Description
  • Estonian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Cyrillic
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

31 records

Biographical History

During the Soviet era in Estonia (1944-1989/1991), the archival system functioned under strict political control. Documents from the period of German occupation 1941-1944 were kept in special department; access to these materials was very limited and strictly regulated by Soviet State Security authorities.

Scope and Content

This collection of copies includes various relevant copied documents, including:

  • The testimonies of the Klooga camp survivors.

  • Materials of the ESSR Extraordinary Commission.

  • Acts and interrogations (1944-1945) concerning crimes in Estonia during the German occupation.

The finding aid to this collection is available online

Conditions Governing Access

Free access

Conditions Governing Reproduction

It is possible to order copies, including digital copies, and to take photographs (without flash). A price list of copies is available here.

Finding Aids

    • A printed finding aid is available in the archival reading room.
    • An online finding aid is available through Archival Information System (AIS). For information about the Archival Information,System, see here.

Archivist Note

Entry added on October 9, 2014 by Meelis Maripuu, based on finding aids available at the homepage of the Estonian State Archives, a printed finding aid, and personal research experience.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0