Estonian State Archives of the former Estonian KGB (State Security Committee) records relating to war crime investigations and trials in Estonia

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1997.A.0109
  • RG-06.026
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1987, 1 Jan 1950 - 31 Dec 1962
Level of Description
  • Russian
  • Estonian
  • German
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Extent and Medium



Archival History

Estonian State Archive Branch (Former Party Archive)


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.

Estonian State Archive Branch (Former Party Archive) photocopied the documents and duplicated the sound recordings in 1996. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the photocopies and sound recordings in April 1997.

Scope and Content

Contains photocopies of evidence documents, interrogation transcripts, decrees, biographical data sheets, witness statements, photographs, miscellaneous court and trial documents,and sound recordings of trial proceedings relating to the arrest, investigation, prosecution, and sentencing of war criminals accused of atrocities in concentration camps, mass killings of Jews,Communists, and prisoners of war in Estonia during World War II. Documents range in date from 1940 to 1987 with the bulk of the documents dating from 1950 to 1962.

System of Arrangement

The Estonian State Archives of the Former Estonian KGB (State Security Committee) records relating to war crime investigations and trials in Estonia are arranged as 35 series: •Series 1: Otto Richard Schmidt •Series 2: Fred Viktorovich Jakobson •Series 3: Genrikh Iosovich Ameel •Series 4: Albin Antonovich Voytsik •Series 5: Hans H. Laats •Series 6: Indictment of Rusoy, Vikker, Rokki, Roodvee, and Aule •Series 7: Nikkel Raudsepp and Aleksander Kask, Vols. 1-3 •Series 8: Valentin J. Pyradi and Ferdenand Rebman •Series 9: Oskar Parvei •Series 10: Walter A. Kelt, Leonid A. Sinisalu, and Johannes I. Krupsalu, Vols. 1-4 •Series 11: Juhan Jakovi Juriste, Vols. 1-9 •Series 12: Mere, Gerrets, and Viik Vols. 1-N/D •Series 13: Tinniste, Rand, and Talvar Vols. 1-5 •Series 14: Kan, Nuud, Pindis, et al. Vols. 1-14 •Series 15: Vladimir Umberg case •Series 16: Materials on Nazi criminals, Vols. 1-14 •Series 17: The Tallinn Process, March 6-March 11, 1961 •Series 18: The Taru Process, Jan. 16-Jan. 20, 1962 •Series 19: Materials on Nazi criminals, 1968, Vols. 1-2



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