Iekšlietu ģenerāldirekcijas Kārtības policijas departaments

  • Order Police Department of the General Directorate of the Interior
  • Kommandantur der Ordnungspolizei Lettlands
Language of Description
1941 - 1944
Level of Description
  • German
  • Latvian
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

16 files

Biographical History

During the Nazi occupation from 1941-1944 the Order Police Department of the General Directorate of the Interior was established as a local Latvian self-government; it acted under control of the Commissar General in Riga. The chiefs of Direction, appointed by the Commissar General in Riga, they were Roberts Osis and Augusts Dzenitis.

Archival History

The records were received at the archives as captured materials, and the inventory was compiles at the archives according to subjects and chronology. The documents have survived only partially and give only fragmentary insight into activities of the institution.

Scope and Content

Registration of Jewish property; providing of apartments to Jews who were working (October 2, 1941); interdiction against Wehrmacht institutions cooperating with Jews; rules for taking Jews from ghetto to work sites, including interdiction against Jews staying overnight at work place and prohibition of automobiles being used to transport Jews to the work. Issuance of identification cards for Jews (September 3, 1943).


Permanent records.


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 satisfactory.

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

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

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