Mission to identify missing people during the German occupation (witness statements) Missie tot Opsporing van vermiste personen tijdens de bezettingstijd (getuigenverklaringen) (Fond 244)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2015.12
  • RG-41.014
1 Jan 1937 - 31 Dec 1951
Level of Description
  • Dutch
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1,733 digital images, JPEG

14 digital files, PDF

Archival History

NIOD Instituut voor Oorlogs-, Holocaust- en Genocidestudies


Source of acquisition is the Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, NIOD, (Netherlands Institute for War Documentation), Fond 244. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the digitized collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archives Project in Jan. 2015.

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents relating the post-war Dutch mission to identify missing persons during the German occupation (witness statements). Including are records on deportation of Jews during the so-called Cosel transports (today: Koźle (Poland) into forced labor camps of Blechhammer (Auschwitz IV), Bobrek, Neukirch, Seibersdorf, Schoppinitz (Szopienice, Katowice district, Poland), Ottmuth, Niederkirch, Gross-Sarne, Laurahütte, Malapane, Tränke, Bunzlau, Anhalt, Fürstengrube, Gräditz, Langenbielau, Freiburg and Gleiwitz. The archive contains 154 statements from men who were deported from Westerbork to Cosel and five testimonies of men who had been deported from France and Belgium. There are six statements from men who are not listed the place and date of their transport to Cosel.

System of Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1.Transport lists. 2. Testimonies of relatives or former prisoners (Alphabetically arranged by location from where the missing person is deported, arrested, detained or of which has been given the last sign of life. Then, if possible, alphabetically by last name of the missing person.)

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: NIOD Instituut voor Oorlogs-, Holocaust- en Genocidestudies



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