Country Code: Latvia
  1. Latvijas PSR Valsts drošības komitejas (VDK) par sevišķi bīstamiem pretvalstiskiem noziegumiem apsūdzēto personu krimināllietas

    • The Latvian SSR Committee of State Security (KGB) Criminal Case Files of Persons Accused of Particularly Dangerous Anti-Government Crimes

    Fonds includes criminal cases concerning persons accused of particularly dangerous anti-government crimes against the Soviet state and who received criminal liability according to article Nr. 58 of the RSFSR Criminal Code (1926) and articles Nr. 59–68, 43, 74, and 84 of the Latvian SSR Criminal Code (1961), and persons who lived and had committed crimes in the territory of the Latvian SSR or who had been born in Latvia and committed crimes in the territory of another republic of the USSR; these Criminal cases were delivered for storage in Latvian SSR CSS Archive. Criminal cases include info...

  2. Latvijas PSR Ārkārtējā republikāniskā komisija (VĀK)

    • The Soviet State Extraordinary Commission for Ascertaining and Investigating the Crimes Committed by the German-Fascist Invaders and Their Accomplices
    • Чрезвычайная республиканская комиссия Латвйской ССР

    Losses to Latvian SSR and citizens of various regions of the USSR due to Nazi German occupation; inventory document sand statements; summary lists about Latvian SSR and its cities, districts, and rural municipalities, and about Lithuanian SSR, districts (oblast) of Minsk, Orel, Smolensk, Vitebsk, Kalinin, and Leningrad; summary notes and primary documents of losses made to institutions, enterprises, and public organizations of Latvian SSR; general notes about citizens killed in cities and districts of Latvian SSR and about Latvian SSR citizens deported to work in Germany; lists of Nazi Germ...

  3. SS un vietējās policijas priekšnieks Liepājā

    • The SS and Police Leader of Libau
    • Der SS–und Polizeistandartenführer Libau

    Guideline for treatment of Jews, including information about interdiction against communication with Jews, mixed marriages, forms to be completed for declarations of Jewish property, record keeping of Jewish property used in barracks, belongings left after executions. Attitude of German soldiers to Jews; the mood of Libau inhabitants after executions of Jews. Arrests of Jews because of violations of the restriction rules; black trade; escaped Jews from ghetto and camps; hidden Jews; arrests of Latvians who helped Jews to hide and issued false papers. Arresting of group of Jews intending to ...

  4. Ārkārtēja komisija lvva

    • The Soviet State Extraordinary Commission for Ascertaining and Investigating the Crimes Committed by the German-Fascist Invaders and their Accomplices
    • Чрезвычайная республиканская комиссия Латвийской ССР

    Organization of the Commission’s work, including information about staff, reports, collection of information; lists of victims on Latvian territory, including Abrene district, Aizpute district, and Aizpute city; list of Jews killed in 1941 in Bauska district, Valmiera district, Ventspils district and Ventspils city, Valka district, Daugavpils district and Daugavpils city; list of Jews killed in Livani, Dagda, Jekabpils district, Jelgava district, Liepaja district, Ludza district, Liepaja district, and Liepaja city; lists of Jews killed in 1941 in Riga district and Riga city; list of Jews ki...

  5. Tukuma-Talsu apriņķa policijas iestādes

    • Tukums-Talsi District Police Institutions
    • Polizeibehörden des Kreises Tukums-Talsen

    The fonds contains extensive information about activities of the Police institutions in the district since 1919. The wartime documents include information about the Jewish property and the acquisition and registration of Jewish belongings; confiscation of Jewish books; hiding of Jews; Jews who escaped from Kaltene camp (August 1941) and from the Salaspils pit factory; Jews and Poles who escaped from Częstochowa prison; list of Jews in Talsen; manhunting of Roma; Roma living in Kandava (1942); Russian prisoners of war who escaped from Grobina camp; and a list of prisoners of war.

  6. Latvijas vēstures dokumenti ārzemju arhīvos

    • Foreign archive documents about Latvian history

    Registration cards of Latvian inmates of Stutthof and Buchenwald Concentration camps.

  7. Limbažu pilsētas valde

    • Limbazi City Council
    • Stadtverwaltung Lemsal

    The fonds contains information about the town’s history administration since the 19th century. Most of the wartime files contain data concerning confiscation of Jewish trade and industry enterprises (1941).

  8. Madonas apriņķa policijas iestādes

    • Madona District Police Institutions
    • Polizeibehörden Kreis Madohn

    The fonds contains information about activities of the Police Institution in the district since 1919. The wartime documents include information about evictions of Jews from apartments; lists of Jewish property and belongings; information about seizing of Jewish possessions and list of goods taken; and information about Jews arrested in Litene, Jaungulbene, Dzelzava, and Gulbene (1941-1943).

  9. Kandavas pilsētas valde

    • Kandava City Council
    • Stadtverwaltung Kandau

    The fonds contains information about the town’s history and administration since 1912. The wartime documents include orders of the district chief to demolish all Jewish cemeteries in the district and to transfer all Jewish vital records to the Riga archive (1942).

  10. Kuldīgas pilsētas valde

    • Kuldiga City Council
    • Stadtverwaltung Goldingen

    The fonds contains information about the town’s history and administration since the 19th century. The war period documents include lists of Jewish property, registration of property, acquisition of Jewish property and belongings, a list of Jews sent to do agricultural work throughout the district (1941), and a list of war prisoners in the Kuldīga camp (1941-1942).

  11. Vācu kinožurnāli, Rullis Nr. 12

    • “Reel” (“Rullis”) Nr. 12 (director unknown); motion pictures from the German occupation period

    A few shots: A group of Jewish workers is assigned to clear the rubble of a ruined building in Riga (July, 1941).

  12. Dokumentālā filma “Paliekošais”

    • Documentary “Intransient”

    About history of the Jewish community in Latvia.

  13. Dokumentālā filma “Upuru sadedzināšana”

    • Documentary “The Incineration of Victims”

    This documentary history of the Holocaust attempts to address questions such as "How, and why, was it possible for the Holocaust to happen?"

  14. Documentary “Jehovah’s Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault”

    This documentary is about a tiny group of Germans who refused to be bullied by supporters of Hitler into doing anything which they considered to be against God's Word or condemned by Jesus. They preferred to die (and many did) rather than to kill another person.

  15. Dokumentālā filma “Un atkal cerība”

    • Documentary “And There is Hope Again”

    This documentary is about Jewish culture in Latvia. It includes footage of M. Vestermans; the ensemble “Ufkum”; a children’s theatre: art theorist T. Vlasova; artist H. Risins; sculptress L. Novozeneca; jeweller Z. Smarkovics; the ensemble “Kinors”; Art historianH. Dubins; and musicologist L. Krasinska)

  16. dokumentālā filma “Un atkal cerība”

    • Documentary “Rescuers and Survivors”

    The film is dedicated to Zanis Lipke, who saved 55 Jews in Latvia during the Nazi occupation.

  17. Dokumentālā filma “ Vilkači”

    • Documentary “Werewolf”

    A Soviet-style film about events of World War II in Latvia, including Latvian collaboration with the German regime. A few shots show a burning synagogue and an assault on Jews.

  18. Kinožurnāls “Latvijas hronika” Nr.14/15, 1990.g.

    • Newsreel “Chronicle of Latvia” Nr.14/15; 1990.g.

    Footage includes unveiling of the memorial stone at the site of the former Great Choral Synagogue on July 4, 1989;. Bikernieku and Rumbulas cemetery, people with flowers at Bikernieku and Rumbulas cemetery,, a monument to the victims of fascism; conversation with Johanna Lipke about Zanis Lipke; procession through former streets of ghetto; opening of the Zana Lipke monument, by sculptress L. Novozeneca, at Meza kapi; and Yad Vashem in Israel.

  19. Kinožurnāls “Padomju Latvija” Nr. ½, sižets “Latvija -mūsu mājas” ; 1989.g.

    • Newsreel “Soviet Latvia” Nr. 1/2; "Latvia – our home"; 1989

    Footage includes establishment of Jewish Cultural Association of Latvia in 1988, former Jewish theater (view of lobby; speakers: M. Vulfson and academic J. Stradins; sculptress L. Novozeneca and Rabbi M. Nidels); Jews visiting the former ghetto area; a monument to the victims of fascism; sculptress L. Novozeneca creates an image of Zanis Lipke; girls singing in Hebrew.

  20. Kinožurnāls "Ostland Woche” Nr. 4

    • Newsreel “Ostland Woche” Nr. 4

    A few shots: anti-Soviet exhibition in Riga. Anti-Semitic posters are visible in some plans.