Selected records from the Central State Archives of Lithuania (Fond R-973/1-3 and Fond R-1390)
55,995 digital images, JPEG
65 microfilm reels (digitized), 35 mm
Lietuvos centrinis valstybės archyvas
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.
Source of acquisition is the Lietuvos centrinis valstybės archyvas (Lithuanian Central State Archives), Fonds R-973/1-3 Vilnius Jewish Ghetto Police, and Fond R-1390, Documents of the Vilnius State Museum. After the war, these records were housed in the Vilnius Jewish Museum, then transferred to the Lithuanian Central State Archives. The Museum Archives received the microfilms via the International Archival Programs Division in May, 1998.
Contains selected records of Fond R-973 (Jewish ghetto police in Kaunas, reels 1–51), including police daily reports, statistics, correspondence, investigations and the ghetto court cases relating to events in Kaunas ghetto, including activities of armed Lithuanian “partisans." Includes registration books of investigation cases, listing and personal files of ghetto police, various police officer lists, lists of deportees, hospital records, the Kaunas ghetto-plan with marked houses, and Josef Schlesinger drawings. Contains also selected records collected by the Vilnius Jewish Museum, Fond R-1390 (reels 52-65), with various documents of Lithuanian ghettos, concentration camps in Europe, Russian and Polish publications, diaries, songs, poems and photographs relating to WWII.
Arranged in two series: 1. Fond R-973, Jewish ghetto police in Kaunas(Kovno)-Vilijampole, 1941-1944; 2. Fond R-1390, Vilnius Jewish Museum records, 1941-1948
Copyright Holder: Lietuvos centrinis valstybės archyvas