Selected records related to history of the Jewish Community of Estonia from the National Archives of Estonia in Tallinn

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2016.9.1
  • RG-13.005
1 Jan 1887 - 31 Dec 1945, 1 Jan 1924 - 31 Dec 1942
Level of Description
  • Russian
  • Estonian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

388,821 digital images, TIFF

Archival History

Eesti Rahvusarhiiv


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.

Original records are kept by the Rahvusarhiiv (National Archives of Estonia). Digitization of records completed under the join project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), the Yad Vashem and the Central Archives for the History of Jewish People in Jerusalem, Israel. The USHMM Archives received the digitized collection via the USHMM International Archival Programs Division in 2015.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, minutes, reports, statistics, registers, etc. of various government offices (Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, Police Department, Credit Unions, State Chancery, Tax Office, Banks, etc.) and Jewish organizations, banks and schools (Jewish National Committee, Cultural Autonomy of the Jewish Minority, Jewish communities of Tallinn and of Tartu, Jewish Cooperative Bank, etc.). The collection includes records related to the confiscation of the Jewish property (by the Soviet and German authorities 1940-1945), nationalization of the Tallinn Jewish Cooperative Bank (Tallinna Juudi Ühispank), reports of various banks and businesses, files of the police investigation of Jews in Estonia (1941-1942), a collection of antisemitic leaflets, 1906-1919, reports of the Jewish Agency in Palestine on situation in Palestine, indexes of Jews living in Estonia (1940), extracts from newspapers on the Jewish genealogy and two cases of photographs (1930-1932), history with plans of the Jewish cemetery in Haapsalu (1930-1932).

System of Arrangement

Arranged in the following series: 1. Ministry of Internal Affairs: Police reports and correspondence; 2. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Education: Societies, organizations and schools; 3. Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia: Income and Tax committees; 4. Jewish communities in Taru and Tallinn, Estonia; 5. Estonian and Jewish banks and credit associations.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Eesti Rahvusarhiiv


Corporate Bodies



This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.