Selected records of the Ministry of Justice in Warsaw Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwości w Warszawie (Sygn.285)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2017.496.1
  • RG-15.557
1 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1984
Level of Description
  • Polish
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

10,192 digital images, PDF



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 Archiwum Akt Nowych, Poland, Sygn. 285. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in December 2017. Note: This is a cooperative project based on the agreement between USHMM and Yad Vashem, Israel.

System of Arrangement

Arranged in twelve series: 1. Conclusions of the Minister of Justice regarding requests for the pardon of persons convicted of war crimes and political crimes. Press releases, 1945-1946; 2. Bulletins of the Minister of Justice, 1945-1946; 3. Materials on murder of 34 people of Jewish descent in Kielce. Press clippings, 1946; 4. Narodowe Siły Zbrojne (National Armed Forces), NSZ: The trial of the main command. Press clippings, 1946; 5. Trials of war criminals (German doctors, personnel of Ravensbrück camp, Hans Biebow, Hans Frank, Josef Bühler, Maria Bartnowska, and others). Press clippings, 1946-1948; 5. A diary by Hans Frank. Press clippings, 1947-1948; 6. Pardons, orders, requests for pardon, case files, statistics, correspondence, 1946, and 1947; 9. Emergency audits of the Minister of Justice, 1958-1959; 10. German occupation: Identity documents (original German documents) 1940-1944; 11. Committee for War Crimes of the United Nations-Delegation of Poland: Report of the second quarter of 1947, and correspondence regarding Polish properties, 1947; 12. Reports of the Główna Komisja Badania Zbrodni Hitlerowskich w Polsce (GKBZH), 1947, 1952-1955.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Naczelna Dyrekcja Archiwów Państwowych

Corporate Bodies



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