Police headquarter Berlin Polizeipräsidium Berlin (Fond 505)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1993.A.0085.1.7
  • RG-11.001M.06
1 Jan 1919 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

5 microfilm reels (partial), 16 mm

4,684 digital images, JPEG


Biographical History

The Berlin Police (German: Der Polizeipräsident in Berlin -The Police Chief of Berlin-, or commonly Berliner Polizei) is the German Landespolizei force for the city-state of Berlin. The “Royal Prussian Police” was founded in 1809. [Source: wikipedia]

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 505. 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 of the police surveillance of the organizations such as the Union of Białystok Jews, Zionistischen Vereinigung für Deutschland, Union of Jewish Youth, HIAS, Jewish Colonization Association, "Emigdirect," HICEM, the Centralverein deutsche Staatsbürger jüdisher Glaubens; some of those organizations' documents; speeches of antisemitic organizations; telephone directories of police establishments and departments; case files of appeals by Jewish citizens who had lost German citizenship and then lost the appeal also; and reports about internal SA quarrels. Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records.

System of Arrangement

Fond 505 (1852-1947). Opis 1-3; Delo 1-299. Selected records arranged in seven series: 1. Various materials related to Jewish organizations: Reports and correspondence by criminal police, 1920-1937; 2. Various papers of Jewish organizations, 1937; 3. Police correspondence and newspaper clippings regarding antisemitic movement; 4. Police orders and memos, 1931-1936; 5. Phone directories of Berlin Police; 6. Appeals and rejections concerning loss of citizenship, 1934-1935; 7. Correspondence and memos relating to various police matters, 1925-1938. Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reels: #75 -77, 186; Reel 75: Image #182-Reel end; Reel 76: Reel start-Reel end; Reel 77: Reel start-Image#1909; reel 186: Image #1950-Image#2054.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv


Corporate Bodies



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