Eesti Omakaitse Peavalitsus

  • Main Administration of Estonian Home Guard
  • Hauptabteilung (Estnische) Selbstschutz
Language of Description
1941 - 1944
Level of Description
  • Estonian
  • German
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

117 records in 4 series; original bounded paper documents.


Biographical History

This fonds is a collection of documents of the Estonian Home Guard (Omakaitse), a paramilitary organization. The Home Guard was part of the structure (Main Administrations) of the Estonian self-administration under German occupation. As a paramilitary organisation it was subordinated to local German military authorities and Order Police. These Documents were transferred after the Second World War to the National Archive of Estonia, Estonian State Archive.

Scope and Content

The fonds contains different kind of documentation of Estonian Home Guard, which was subordinated to the Estonian self-administration. German Security Police involved Estonian Home Guard in arrests and repressions against local people, including Jews. It includes overviews about activities of paramilitary units of Omakaitse during last months of 1941, when Estonian Jews were arrested and executed; see series 1.

System of Arrangement

This archival fonds includes original documents of the Main Administration of the Estonian Home Guard (1941-1944), which is divided into 4 series:

  • Omakaitse ajaloolised ülevaated / historical overviews of Omakaitse (Home Guard) organisations

  • Juhendid, aruanded, kirjavahetus, kaardid / directives, reports, correspondence

  • Isikkoosseisu materjalid / staff documentation

  • Omavalitsustes ja asutustes arvelolevate tagavaraväelaste registreerimiskaartide lõigendid / card files about reservists

Conditions Governing Access

Free access

Conditions Governing Reproduction

It is possible to order copies, digital copies and to take photos (without flash). Price list of copies

Finding Aids

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

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