Hauptamt Wissenschaft (RG 216)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2017.319.1
  • RG-67.064M
1 Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

11,213 digital images, JPEG

9 microfilm reels (digitized), 35 mm


Biographical History

Hauptamt Wissenschaft (Main Office for Science) of NASPD was created by the Alfred Rosenberg’s office, the Commissioner of the NSAD, leader of the Entire Intellectual and Ideological Training and Education of the NSDAP (Beauftragter des Führers der NSDAP für die Überwachung der gesamten geistigen und weltanschaulichen Schulung und Erziehung der NSDAP, DBFU). This division maintained planning for the projected university-level Hohe Schule.

Archival History

Yivo Institute for Jewish Research


Source of acquisition is the Yivo Institute for Jewish Research (YIVO), RG-216. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection from YIVO via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Sept. 2017. This collection is a part of the Museum joint project (YIVO and USHMM) to film the Holocaust related records kept at YIVO archives in NYC.

Scope and Content

Consists of individual files on German academic personalities, scientists and institutions; checks and reports on their political reliability; and examinations of their political credentials before granting promotions, appointments or honors. Includes also reports, newspaper clippings, summaries of lectures, petitions, applications and correspondence of various Nazi institutions. Records relate to the activities of the division of the Main Office of Science of the Nazi Party (NSDAP-Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei) under the direction of Alfred Rosenberg. The records are incomplete.

System of Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order by the person's name.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research


Corporate Bodies



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