Holocaust related records from European archives collected by Yad Vashem

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1996.A.0169
  • RG-68.116M
1 Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1960
Level of Description
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • German
  • Belarusian
  • Dutch
  • Hungarian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

77,304 digital images, JPEG

33 microfilm reels (digitized), 16 mm

Archival History

Yad ṿa-shem, rashut ha-zikaron la-Shoʼah ṿela-gevurah


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives recieved the collection from the Yad Vashem, Israel, in 1996.

Scope and Content

Consists of records filmed at various European Archives. The collection contains material regarding several different topics. A majority of the material concerns partisan groups active in the USSR, particularly in Belarus and Ukraine. This includes reports from partisan groups to Soviet leadership, names list of partisans in the different groups, as well as postwar memoirs and interviews of partisans. The remainder of the material is primarily concerned with Jewish life under German occupation in former Soviet lands, particularly the cities of Kiev, Pinsk, and Brest. This includes German decrees, tax documents for different Jewish businesses and individuals, names lists, and documents regarding Jewish passports and visas. Includes passports issued to Jewish residents of Brest (Belarus) in 1941 (organized alphabetically). There is also a small amount of material regarding Dutch Jews in the Netherlands and Switzerland.

System of Arrangement

Most files have a Yad Vashem number beginning with M-37/, M-41/ or M-16/ listed first, followed by a Soviet fond/opis/delo number. Some files have two Yad Vashem numbers, a few only have a Soviet number and some have only a Yad Vashem number. Reels 14-24 include Brest passport information. Arranged by source archive


Corporate Bodies



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.