Central Archives of the Federal Security Services (former KGB) of the Russian Federation records relating to war crime trials in the Soviet Union

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1996.A.0510
  • RG-06.025
1 Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1992, 1 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1947
Level of Description
  • Russian
  • German
  • English
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium



55 microfilm reels (digitized), 35 mm

digital images,

Archival History

Central Archives of the Russian Federal Security Services


The Federal Security Services of the Russian Federation (Federalnaia sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossii, the former KGB) compiled the evidence documents and recorded the interrogations during preparations for the prosecution of several suspected war criminals from 1945 to 1947. The Central Archives of the Federal Security Services of the Russian Federation photocopied the records and presented them as a gift to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives in 1996. The Museum received additional parts of records in 2001 and 2005.

Scope and Content

Contains interrogation transcripts, witness statements, arrest warrants, evidence documents, copy prints, sketches, diagrams, photographs and other trial documents relating to the arrests and investigations of suspected war criminals for war crimes trials held in Riga, Kiev, Minsk, Babruisk (Bobruysk), Sevastopol, Kishinev (Chisinau), Chernihiv (Chernigov), Pskov, Velikie Luki, Stalino, Krasnodar, Bryansk, Nikolaev, Novogrod, Leningrad, and Smolensk in the Soviet Union. Also includes trial documents for trials of several individuals suspected of war crimes and several Sachsenhausen concentration camp officials as Otto Enoch, Ion Antonescu, Mihai Antonescu, Fritz Ziegel, Reiner Schtangel, Hans Foss, Maximillian Angelis, Ferdinal Scherner, Erich Hansen, Fritz Panziggier, Bruno Henrich, Wilhelm Mohnke, Alfred Gerstenberg, Sachsenhausen guards: Willy Busse, Oscar Burchhardt, Erich Prengemann, August Jansen, Ludwig Erasam, and guard in Ravensbrűck, Gerta Wiedemann and other war criminals.

System of Arrangement

Organized by place of trial and cases of individuals and groups suspected of war crimes. Arrangement is primarily chronological within the files.

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.