Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories Reichsministerium für den besetzten Ostgebiete, Berlin (Fond 1358)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1993.A.0085.1.17
  • RG-11.001M.17
1 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1942, 1 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1 microfilm reel (partial), 16 mm

16 digital images, JPEG


Biographical History

The Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories (German: Reichsministerium für die besetzten Ostgebiete or RMfdbO) was created by Adolf Hitler in July 1941 and headed by the Nazi theoretical expert and Baltic German, Alfred Rosenberg. Alfred Meyer served as Rosenberg's deputy. This ministry was created to control the vast areas captured by the Germans in Eastern Europe and Russia. It also played a part in supporting anti-Soviet groups in Central Asia.

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 1357. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 1993.

Scope and Content

The collection contains orders, dispatches, directives, briefings, job descriptions, accounts, overviews, memoranda, bulletins, certificates of commendation, questionnaires, documentation of employees business trips, Ministry correspondence, monthly reports, and statistics. Records document German policy on the German occupied territories, mass arrests and robberies of Jews, establishment of ghettos, annihilation of Jews. Includes also a monthly report, Nov. 10, 1941 issued by the Wehrmacht Ostland commander of Belarus on plans for the annihilation of Jews, and statistics on Jews residing in Poland, Romania and Hungary. Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records. The Museum Archives selected materials contains only statistical data on Jews in Poland, Romania, and Hungary, addresses and organizational structure of the Sipo and SD departments in the occupied territories, including those of Einsatzkommandos and Sonderkommandos.

System of Arrangement

Fond 1358 (1941-1945). Opis 1-4; Dela 1,068. Selected records arranged in two series: 1. Statistical data on Jews in Poland, Romania, and Hungary; 2. Addresses and organizational structure of SIPO and SD departments and branches on the occupied territories, 1942. Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reel #84: Image #999-1015.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv


Corporate Bodies



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