Eesti Julgeoleku Politsei (Julgeolekupolitsei ja SD Eestis grupp B, Tallinn-Harju Prefektuuri Poliitilne Politsei)

  • German Security Police and SD in Estonia, Group B (Estonian Security Police); Political Police of Tallinn-Harju Prefecture
  • Sicherheitspolizei und SD in Estland, Gruppe B (Estnische Sicherheitspolizei); Präfektur Reval-Harrien/Politische Polizei
Language of Description
1941 - 1944
Level of Description
  • Estonian
  • German
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

2,122 records in 9 series; original bounded paper documents.

Biographical History

This fonds includes documents of the German Security Police; the collection remained in Estonia after the Second World War and has been transferred to the National Archives of Estonia, Estonian State Archives.

Scope and Content

The fonds contains different kinds of documentation from the German Security Police, including circulars, correspondence, reports, staff documentation, and investigation materials. Relevant materials contain mainly data concerning repressions against Estonian residents, including Roma, the executions of Estonian Jews, and places of imprisonment (unofficially named "Concentration Camps").

For example: circulars from Security police, reports (e.g. list of Jews, executed before 6.10.1941), investigation files of arrested Jews, see here. There is less chance to find data concerning Concentration Camps in Estonia, which were subordinated to the SS Economic and Administrative Main Office.

System of Arrangement

This archival fonds includes original documents of German Security Police in Estonia (1941-1944), which are divided into 9 series:

  • Ringkirjad, käskkirjad, juhised / circulars, decrees, guidelines

  • Kirjavahetus, telefonogrammid / correspondence

  • Ettekanded, ülevaated / reports, Reviews

  • Lendlehed, üleskutsed / leaflets, proclamations

  • Aruanded / reports

  • Isikute nimekirjad / personal lists

  • Isikkoosseisu dokumendid / staff documents

  • Juurdlusmaterjalid / investigation materials

  • Registratuurraamatud / books of registration

For further information, see here.

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 Archives, printed finding aids, and personal research experiences.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0