SD Klooga koonduslaager

  • Klooga Concentration Camp
  • Arbeitslager Klooga
Language of Description
Level of Description
  • German
  • Russian
  • Cyrillic
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

5 records

Biographical History

This fonds is a small collection of documents of the Klooga concentration camp. Klooga (Arbeitslager Klooga) was a subcamp of the Vaivara Concentration Camp network, subordinated to the SS Economic and Administrative Main Office. Thes materials remained in Estonia after the Second World War and were transferred in 1962 to the National Archive of Estonia, Estonian State Archive.

The current Estonian title of the fond "SD koonduslaager Klooga" (Klooga SD-Concentration Camp) is misleading, however, as this refers to German Security Service (Sicherheitsdienst / SD) although the camp was during its entire existence subordinated to the SS.

Archival History

This collection of documents was found by Soviet authorities in September 1944 in the deserted Klooga concentration camp and was used for investigation of massacre that occurred on 19 September 1944. In 1947 the Ministry of Justice of the Estonian SSR delivered these documents to the Estonian History Museum; in 1962 the Museum delivered a substantial part of the collection (original documents from Nazi-German authorities) to the Estonian State Archive.

Scope and Content

The fonds contains 5 records:

  • ERA.R-170.1.1 - Juudisoost kinnipeetavate nimekirjad koos arstlike ülevaatuslehtedega / Register lists of the Jewish prisoners with medical certificates

  • ERA.R-170.1.2 - Laagris kinnipeetud isikute kartoteek / Prisoner cards

  • A-H; ERA.R-170.1.3 - Laagris kinnipeetud isikute kartoteek / Prisoner cards

  • I-O; ERA.R-170.1.4 - Laagris kinnipeetud isikute kartoteek / Prisoner cards

  • P-Z; ERA.R-170.1.5 - Klooga koonduslaagris tuleriidalt põgeneda katsetanud ja mahalastud isikute kartoteek / Card files about persons who attempted to escape and were shot.

The finding aid information to this collection is online.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to record ERA.R-170.1.1 is restricted according to Personal Data Protection Act § 4(2) and Law on Public Information § 35(1). The other records have free access and are entirely digitalized and accessible online via the Virtual Reading Room (VAU) / Digitalised archival sources (SAAGA).

Conditions Governing Reproduction

It is possible to order copies, digital copies and to take photos (without flash). Free access through the Virtual Reading Room. Price list of copies

Finding Aids

Existence and Location of Copies

  • Microfilmed copies are available in the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum (Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono žydų muziejus); HE-Klooga (ESA)

Archivist Note

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

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0