Ministry of Defense Archives records

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2002.27
  • RG-29.002M
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1948
Level of Description
  • Finnish
  • German
  • French
  • English
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

2 microfilm reels, 16 mm

2 microfilm reels, 35 mm

Archival History

Finland. Kansallisarkisto


Source of acquisition is the Military Archives of Finalnd. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Jan. 2002. The Military Archives of Finland (Sota-Arkisto) merged with the National Archive of Finland (Kansallisarkisto) in January, 2008.

Scope and Content

Contains name lists, correspondence, diaries, reports, and trial documents. Documents concern the Soviet prisoners of war, including Soviet Jews, kept in Finnish camps during World War II; the organization of the Office of Prisoners of War within the Home Front headquarters of the Finnish Army; the personal diary of Walter Horn, Finnish military attaché in Berlin, from September 1940 to October 1944; and the trial records (1947 and 1948) of Arno Anthoni, wartime head of the Valpo, Finnish Security Police (Etsivä keskuspoliisi; later Valtiollinem poliisi, Valpo).

System of Arrangement

Arrangement is thematic

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Finland. Kansallisarkisto


Corporate Bodies



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