Dienststelle Rosenberg - Kanzlei Rosenberg. Records from Bundesarchiv, NS 8 (Germany)

Identifier
irn509144
Language of Description
English
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2001.163
  • RG-68.007M
Dates
1 Jan 1931 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
Item
Languages
  • German
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

67 microfilm reels, 35 mm

Creator(s)

Biographical History

Alfred Rosenberg was born in Reval (now Talinn), Estonia, on January 12, 1893, into a family of German Baltic merchants and artisans. Rosenberg joined the Nazi Party in 1920. He eventually became editor of the "Voelkischer Beobachter.," He was the author of many works elaborating the philosophical views behind the Nazi movement, in particular, its antisemitic and anti-religious views, in well knownworks sich as "Der Mythus des 20. Jahrhunderts" (The Myth of the 20th Century). He became a Reichstag deputy for the Nazi Party after the election of Sept. 14, 1930, and was assigned to the Party Office on Foreign Affairs. In 1933, Rosenerg became head of the Party's Office on Foreign Relations.Shortly thereafter, he was appointed Deputy of Ideology and Education. On January 24, 1934, Hitler promoted Rosenberg to the rank of Reichsleiter (National Leader) for the Office for Supervision of the Total Intellectual Schooling of the Party. On July 17, 1941, he was made Reich Minister for the Occupied Eastern Territories. In 1942, he became Commissioner for the Safeguarding of the National Socialist Philosophy for the Party and State, which included the indoctrination of the Armed Forces. He was the founder of the National Socialist Cultural Community, forerunner of the Militant Association for German Culture (Kampfband für Deutsche Kultur) in 1927 and the Reich Organization for Early German History. Rosenberg was arrested by the Allies at the war's end in May 1945. He was one of the defendants in the Nuremburg Internatioanl Military Tribunal, Trial of Major German War Criminals. Rosenberg was found guilty on all four counts of the indictment for conspiracy to commit aggressive warfare, crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. He was sentenced to death and hanged on October 16, 1946.

Acquisition

Records originate from the Bundesarchiv (Germany), Record Group NS 8. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's International Programs Division exchanged the microfilms from the Yad Vashem Archives in Jerusalem, Israel. A large portion of the records produced by the Kanzlei Rosenberg was destroyed in the war, some part of surviving records are located at the Center de Documentation Juive Contemporaine in Paris, France. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the microfilm in Aug. 2001.

System of Arrangement

Organized by record group in Bundesarchiv NS 8. Reel 1 (14805): File 1-7; Reel 2 (14813): File 8-12; Reel 3 (14880): File 13-14; Reel 4 (14884): File 15-16; Reel 5 (14812): File 17, 20-22; Reel 6 (14813): File 23-24; Reel 7(14821): File 25-27; Reel 8 (14879): File 28, 36-38; Reel 9 (14832): File 39-40; Reel 10 (14837): File 41-42; Reel 11(14843): File 43-44; Reel 12 (14883): File 45-46; Reel 13 (14876): File 47, 48; Reel 14 (14847): File 49-50; Reel 15 (14834): Reel 51-52; Reel 16 (14842): File 53-54; Reel 17 (14849): File 55-56; Reel 18 (14851): File 57-58; Reel (14852): File 59-60; Reel 20 (14871): File 61; Reel 21 (14853): File 62-63; Reel 22 (14854): File 64-65; Reel 23 (14853): File 66-67; Reel 24 (14856): File 68; Reel 25 (14857): File 69; Reel 26 (14858): File 70-71; Reel 27 (14859): File 72-73: Reel 28 (14860): File 74-76; Reel 29 (14861): File 77-79; Reel 30 (14882): File 80-81; Reel 31(14862): File 82-83; Reel 32 (14863): File 84-85; Reel 33 (14864): File 86-87; Reel 34 (14868): File 88-89; Reel 35 (14865): File 90-92; Reel 36 (14866): File 93-94; Reel 37 (14867): File 95-96; Reel 38 (14873): File 97, 97; Reel 39 (14806): File 100-104; Reel 40 (14811): File 105-115; Reel 41 (14816): File 116- 120, 123; Reel 42 (14870): File 121-122; Reel 43 (14824): File 124-129, 131; Reel 44 (14827): File 132-137, 216; Reel 45 (14875): File 130, 138-140, 145, 147-149; Reel 46 (14881): File 150-157; Reel 47 (14869): File 158-171; Reel 48 (14804): File 168-169, 177-178; Reel 49 (14874): File 172176; Reel 50 (14872): File 179; Reel 51 (14810): File 185-190; Reel 52 (14817): File 191-197, 199, 201-204; Reel 53 (14820): File 205-207; Reel 54 (14825): File 208-214; Reel 55 (14878): File 215; Reel 56 (14831): File 217-224, 227-228; Reel 57 (14835): File 229-237; Reel 58 (14841): File 238-240; Reel 59 (14803): File 240-246; Reel 60 (14809): File 54, 256, 257-258; Reel 61 (14818): File 259-260; Reel 62 (14823): File 261-263; Reel 63 (14826): File 246-266; Reel 64 (14830): File 267-268; Reel 65 (14836): File 276-278; Reel 66 (14838): File 280-285, 287; Reel 67 (14844): File 288

Conditions Governing Access

Restrictions on access. To access Bundesarchiv collections researchers must fill out a "Request for Access to Bundesarchiv Documents." German and English-language copies of the "Law on the Preservation and Use of Federal Archival Documents" are available at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives reference desk. The requirement was stipulated by the Bundesarchiv in the cooperative agreement signed with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Bundesarchiv (Germany)

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