Drošības policijas un Drošības dienesta komandieris Latvijā

  • Commander of the Security Police of Latvia and Einsatzkommando
  • Kommandeur der Sicherheitspolizei Lettlands und Einsatzkommando
Language of Description
1941 - 1944
Level of Description
  • German
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

34 files

Biographical History

The Commander of the Security Police of Latvia and Einsatzkommando acted as the highest institution of the German security police in the General Bezirk Lettland and was subordinate to the Commandant's Office of the Security Police and the SD in Ostland. From November 1941 to February 1942 the Commander of the Security Police of Latvia and Einsatzkommando was Eduard Strauch; from February 1942 to October 1944 it was Rudolf Lange.

Archival History

The records were received at the archives as captured materials; the inventory was compiled at the archives in 1958. The documents about activities of the Commander of the Security Police of Latvia and Einsatzkommando have not survived. This collection is mostly certificates about releases from the Riga Central Prison.

Scope and Content

Certificates about releases from the Riga Central Prison and interdiction to communicate with Jews and communists and to participate in political activities, 1941-1942; list of mentally ill Jews in the Riga hospital, dated August 31, 1941 (these people were killed on September 1, 1941).


No other documents 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 good.

Finding Aids

  • 1 printed finding aid is 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

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.

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 May 12, 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