Postwar war crimes trials related to the Holocaust

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2002.97
  • RG-31.018M
1 Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1991
Level of Description
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

260,912 digital images, JPEG

100 microfilm reels (digitized), 16 mm

61,813 ,

Archival History

Sluz︠h︡ba bezpeky Ukraïny. Derz︠h︡avnyĭ 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 Sluz︠h︡ba bezpeky Ukraïny. Derz︠h︡avnyĭ arkhiv ( Departmental State Archives of the Security Service of Ukraine). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archives Project in July 2002, Mar. 2004, Sept. 2014, March 2019, May 2019, Dec. 2019, and July 2021.

Scope and Content

Contains materials from trials conducted in the Ukrainian SSR (Soviet Socialist Republic) during and after World War II. The material includes documents from pre-trial investigations by the Ukrainian NKVD (Narodnyĭ komissariat vnutrennikh del), as well as interrogation protocols, indictments, verdicts and sentences, and post-sentencing histories. For each trial, the case number, the regional office, and principal defendant are listed. The collection also contains investigation and trial records of refugees from East and Central Europe who were arrested and interrogated by the Soviet State Security Services (NKVD) for the illegal crossing of the Soviet state border, while escaping from the Nazi persecution in territories of Nazi-occupied Poland. Also includes several thousand criminal cases from the prewar period ( 1939-1941) related to the arrest and persecution of East European Jews who crossed into the territory of the Soviet Union following the German occupation of Poland. Most of the Jews who were arrested had been accused of illegal border crossing. After a short investigation and trial the majority of the arrested were sent to Soviet labor camps. Note: See also the collection, RG-31.129, Selected criminal cases of the Jewish residents of the Lviv region and Jewish refugees from Eastern and Central Europe arrested by the Soviet Security Services of USSR (NKVD).

System of Arrangement

Arranged by individual criminal cases.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Sluz︠h︡ba bezpeky Ukraïny. Derz︠h︡avnyĭ arkhiv



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