Selected records from the Central State Archives of Lithuania (Fond R-973/1-3 and Fond R-1390)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1998.A.0073
  • RG-26.014M
1 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1948
Level of Description
  • Lithuanian
  • Yiddish
  • German
  • Polish
  • Russian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

55,995 digital images, JPEG

65 microfilm reels (digitized), 35 mm

Archival History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

System of Arrangement

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

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Lietuvos centrinis valstybės archyvas



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