German Occupying Forces 1941-1945

Language of Description
1941 - 1947
Level of Description
  • German
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

315 boxes.

Scope and Content

The fund of German Occupying Forces has in total 315 boxes of the materials of a war period from 1941-1945, arranged and processed in archival manner. The aforementioned archival material applies mainly to combat operations of the German units on Yugoslav territories, various combat reports, checklists of units staffing and documentation of German military and civilian authorities. The fund of German Occupying Forces also has 51 boxes of disorganized archival materials with the reports on operational section work, promotional material and German card files manuscripts. The fund of German Occupying Forces has a great part of the disorganized sub-fund –Volksdeutcher, consisting of 513 boxes and 24 inventory books. The aforementioned sub-fund has the archival materials of German ethnic group (Volksdeutchers) in Independent State of Croatia, Banat, Belgrade and “Prince Eugene“district. Regarding information resources for researchers, the fund of German Occupying Forces has card files, which represent a type of the analytic inventory. Each card of the analytic inventory consists of the signature and short description of the document. There is also the inventory book of basic documents on German units and institutions, with information about the camps, prisons, deportations, executions, etc. The archival material is mainly in German language, some segments have been translated in Serbian language, and a smaller part is in Serbian language.

Conditions Governing Access

Free access.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Reproduction allowed.

Archivist Note

Description by Milovan Pisarri.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0