Rīgas pilsētas policijas iestādes

  • Riga City Police Institutions
  • Polizeibehörden Stadt Riga
Language of Description
1919 - 1940, 1941 - 1944
Level of Description
  • Latvian
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

20,103 files

Scope and Content

The fonds contains a large amount of information about activities of the Police Institution in the district since 1919. The wartime documents include reports of the chief of the Riga and district police precincts and criminal department about arrests of Jews, evictions from apartments, shooting of Jews in Riga and environs, suicide cases, burning of synagogue, and using of Jewish labour.


Records of permanent keeping.


No other records expected.

System of Arrangement

Files are arranged according to the inventories.

Conditions Governing Access

Free access.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The physical condition of documents is satisfactory.

Finding Aids

  • Five finding aids – printed and handwritten – are 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

Existence and Location of Copies

  • USHMM RG-18.002M (Latvian Central State Historical Archive (Rīga) records)

Related Units of Description

  • EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0

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 p.

Anita Kugler. Scherwitz, Der jüdische SS-Offizier Cologne, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2004, 758 p.

A. Angrik, P. Klein. The Final Solution in Riga: Exploitation and Annihilation, 1941-1944. New-York, Berghahn Books, 2009, 515 p.

Katrin Reichelt. Lettland unter deutscher Besatzung 1941–1944. Der lettische Anteil am Holocaust. Metropol-Verlag Verlag, Berlin, 2011, 428 p.

Archivist Note

Entry added on March 27, 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

Corporate Bodies