Ministry of Foreign Affairs Archives records
Russia (Federation). Ministerstvo inostrannykh del.
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 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Documentary Department in Moscow (Ministerstvo inostrannykh del. Istoriko-dokumentalʹnyĭ departament), Fond 06 1942 (Molotov Secretariat) and Fond 013 (SovInformBuro). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the photocopies via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project on Oct. 27, 1999 (ca. 600 pages) and on Jan. 2002 (ca. 300 pages).
Contains photocopies of correspondence, reports, declarations, telegrams, and various other documents from the Molotov Secretariat (Fond 06), the Wyszyński Secretariat (Fond 07), the Lozovkiy Secretariat. Soviet Information Bureau (Fond 013), the Soviet Consulate in Kaunsas (Fond 050); the Second Western Department (Fond 082). The Molotov Secretariat documents concern early Soviet knowledge of the Holocaust and interaction with the Allies about a joint policy declaration. The Wyszyńskii Secretariat material contains statements about experiments relating to the war prisoners in 1943 in Poznań, and in other places. The Soviet Information Bureau documents contain miscellaneous reports relating to the Holocaust, including drafts for the Soviet Press. The Soviet Consulate in Kaunas materials contain applications for transit visas, lists of visas issued by the Soviet Consulate in Lithuania, and a list of 11 citizens waiting for emigration via Odessa, Ukraine, to Palestine. The Second Western Department documents include reports from the concentration camp survivals. Documents are arranged by topic of testimony excerpts.
The collection is organized into following series: 1. Molotov Secretariat (Fond 06): Rg-22.0090101-15; 2. Vishinski Secretariat (Fond 07): Rg-22.0090201; 3. Lozovkiy Secretariat. Soviet Information Bureau (Fond 013): Rg-22.0090301-04; 4. Soviet Consulate in Kaunsas (Fond 050): Rg-22.0090401-02; 5. Second Western Department (Fond 082): Rg-22.0090501
Copyright Holder: Russia (Federation). Ministerstvo inostrannykh del.