Selected records from the National Archives of Estonia in Tartu, Estonia related to the history of the Jewish communities of Estonia

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2015.79.1
  • RG-13.004
1 Jan 1877 - 31 Dec 1944, 1 Jan 1890 - 31 Dec 1941
Level of Description
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • German
  • Estonian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

47,810 digital images, TIFF


Archival History

Eesti Rahvusarhiiv


Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Original records are kept by the Rahvusarhiiv (National Archives of Estonia). Digitization of records completed in the join project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), the Yad Vashem and the Central Archives for the History of Jewish People in Jerusalem, Israel. The USHMM Archives received the digitized collection via the USHMM International Archival Programs Division in 2015.

Scope and Content

Schools records, correspondence, various regulations and reports related to the activities of the Jews in Estonia from 1890s-1941. The bulk of the collection consists of personal records of Jewish students who attended Jewish elementary schools in Tartu (Dept), regulations and instructions of the Ministry of Education, the Jewish Cultural Board and other organizations on the school and extracurricular activities, educational tentative plans, and personal files of the Jewish university students, and appointments of lecturers of the Tartu University in Estonia during the interwar period.

System of Arrangement

Arranged in four series: 1. Records of Jewish primary schools, 1877-1938; 2. Correspondence, regulations and instructions of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Welfare and various Jewish organizations; 3. Works created by students: historical maps and tables of Jewish history; 4. Tartu University (Tartu Ülikool), 1918-1944.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Eesti Rahvusarhiiv



This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.