Rēzeknes apriņķa policijas iestādes

  • Rezekne District Police Institutions
  • Polizeibehörden Kreis Rezekne
Language of Description
1920 - 1940, 1941 - 1944
Level of Description
  • Latvian
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

5,708 files

Scope and Content

The fond contains a large amount of information about activities of the Police Institution in the district since 1920. The wartime documents include information about Jewish property, acquisition of former Jewish belongings, confiscation of radios and bicycles, divorcing of mixed marriages, hiding of Jews, baptizing of Jews, list of Christian priests who baptized Jews, measures for preventing demonstration of November 8, 1941 (commemorating the Revolution of 1917) at the places of mass executions and Jewish cemeteries, Jews from Rezekne prison working at factories in Rezekne, Ortskommandant’s order not to arrest those who worked at factories (August 1941), number of Roma in the district, arresting of Roma in the district, using Roma as guards (September 1941), and confiscation of horses.


No other records expected.

System of Arrangement

Files are arranged according to the inventories.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The physical condition of documents is satisfactory.

Finding Aids

  • 4 available at the reading room.

Existence and Location of Originals

  • Original documents are in the custody of The National Archives of Latvia State Historical Archives of Latvia

Publication Note

A. Ezergailis. The Holocaust in Latvia, 1941-1944: the Missing Center. Riga The Historical institute of Latvia [in association with The United State Holocaust Memorial Museum], 1996. 465 pp. Dr. Katrin Reichelt. Lettland unter deutscher Besatzung 1941–1944. Der lettische Anteil am Holocaust. Metropol-Verlag Verlag, Berlin, 2011. 428 Seiten.

Archivist Note

Entry added on June, 2014 by Rita Bogdanova based on finding aids available at the repository.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0

Dates of Descriptions

February-June of 2014