Records of the Gestapo in Szczecin Geheime Staatspolizeistelle Stettin (Pommern) (Fond 503)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1993.A.0085.1.5
  • RG-11.001M.04
1 Jan 1933 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

7 microfilm reels (partial), 16 mm

6,379 digital images, JPEG


Biographical History

The Gestapo Office in Szczecin was under the command of the Berlin Gestapo office. The Szczecin Office conducted surveillance on all activities in the region (organizations and individual persons). The Gestapo Office included three sections organized into departments: 1. Organizational matters; 2. Domestic surveillance of “enemies”; 3. Intelligence and counterintelligence. Primary functions of the Szczecin Gestapo included surveillance of Jews and Jewish organizations, conducting regional operations to register and expel the Jewish population and implementing discriminatory measures against Jews. The activities of the gestapo ceased upon the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945.

Archival History

Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv


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 Russian State Military Archive (Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv), Osobyi Archive, Fond 503. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 1993, and accretion in 2002.

Scope and Content

Records relating to the surveillance and interrogation of Jehovah's Witnesses, individual Jews (case files) and Jewish organizations, Freemasons, and Seventh-day Adventists; relations between Jehovah's Witnesses and government agencies; emigration processes for Jews; internment of non-German Jews during the war; loss of citizenship for German Jews; "Rassenschande" cases; antisemitic actions; name lists of Germans working for Jewish firms and vice versa; centralization of Jewish organizations in the Centralverein der Juden in Deutschland (1935-1936); investigations of alleged homosexual behavior (case files); Gestapo reports on Jewish organizations and Jewish property, dispatches by the Szczecin Police agents on anti-Jewish pogroms and boycott of Jewish shops, and reports by the Gestapo of Stralsund, Koszalin, Świniośujcie on German individual’s contacts with Jewish firms on Jews working in German firms. Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records.

System of Arrangement

Fond 503 (1933-1944). Opis 1- 3; Delo 1-974. Selected records arranged in eleven series: 1. Surveillance and interrogation of a suspected Jehovah's Witness workers; 2. Surveillance cases of Jews; 3. Files on individual Jews; 4. Emigration related materials and applications for passports, 1935-1942; 5. List of Jewish owners of apartments in Szczecin city district (257 entries), 1937-1938; 6. Germans working in Jewish firms and vice versa; 7. Investigation of suspected homosexual activities. 8. Case files, 1936-1937; Investigations of illegal trade, 1941-1942; 9. Activity of Jewish organizations in Germany, 1935-1936; 10. Orders of the German Ministry of Interior regarding prohibition of meetings, publication of periodicals and limitation of personal freedom, 1933-1941; 11. Various correspondence, directives and notifications issues by the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA). Note: Location of digital images; Microfilm reels: #70, 71-74, 185, 186, 204, 205, 376 [No images found for Fond 503 on microfilm reels: #70, 204, 205]; Reel 71: Image #1698-Reel end; Reel 74: Reel start-Image #1282; Reel 185: Image #1953-Reel end; Reel 186: Reel start-Image #99; Reel 376: Reel start-Image #478.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv


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