Language of Description: Hebrew
Language of Description: Latvian
  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. O.84 - Documentation gathered in preparation of the "Hungarian ("Pinkas HaKehilot") Communities Registry" published by Yad Vashem

    O.84 - Documentation gathered in preparation of the "Pinkas HaKehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Hungary" published by Yad Vashem The ""Pinkas HaKehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Hungary" Project and a history of the Record Group: "Pinkas HaKehillot, Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities, Hungary", which was published in 1975 was the third volume in the Yad Vashem "Communities Registry" series. The editorial board members (Theodore Lavi, Nathaniel Katzburg, Shmuel Shichor, Neta Perach and Avraham Shein) wrote in the introduction to the book: "This volume […] went through...

  4. O.30 - Documentation regarding the Jews of Austria, mainly during the Holocaust period

    O.30 - Documentation regarding the Jews of Austria, mainly during the Holocaust period The collection is primarily comprised of original documents: typewritten documents, manuscripts, surveys and duplicated reports entrusted to the Yad Vashem Archives over the years, mostly by private bodies. The internal division of the Record group was changed a few years ago, and the original division has been entered in the "Previous File" field. The diverse material contains official documents, personal documentation, statistical material, reports and surveys, articles and journalistic pieces from Jewi...

  5. P.6 - Archive of Dr. Wilhelm Filderman, Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, 1924-1947

    P.6 - Archive of Dr. Wilhelm Filderman, Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, 1924-1947 The personal archive of Dr. Wilhelm Filderman, Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania, 1924-1941 and 1944-1947, includes 119 bound collections of documents which were submitted to Yad Vashem in 1967. Dr. Wilhelm Filderman was the leader of Romanian Jewry from the early 1920's until 1948. A prominent lawyer, he served as Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and Chairman of the Union of Romanian Jews. He was Chairman of the Joint Distributi...

  6. O.62 - Borwicz Collection: Testimonies recorded by the Jewish Historical Commission in Poland

    O.62 - Borwicz Collection: Testimonies recorded by the Jewish Historical Commission in Poland, 1944-1947 Michal Borwicz (Maksymilian Boruchowicz) was born in Krakow in 1911, and died in Paris in 1987. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, he was a Jewish Polish author and historian, who studied the history of Polish Jewry during the Holocaust. Borwicz was an inmate in the Janowska camp in Lwow from 1942-1943. He was sentenced to death by hanging, however when the sentence was being carried out, the rope broke. He escaped from the camp and joined the partisans and commanded an...

  7. Archives of A. Silberschein, Geneva (Relico).

    In this fonds, we firstly note the correspondence of Silberschein with the Fédération des Juifs polonais en Belgique, concerning relief for Shoah survivors and financial support (file nr. 8; years 1946-1949). In nr. 110 we find several reports (i.a. a detailed activity report of the Comité de Défense des Juifs, 1942-1943) and correspondence concerning the situation of the Jews in Belgium, the deportations, difficulties in emigrating to the United States, the condition of intellectual refugees in Belgium, necessary relief, … for the period 1940-1944. File 89 (1945-1947) contains corresponden...

  8. M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground

    M.11 - The Tenenbaum-Mersik Archive: Documentation regarding the Bialystok Ghetto underground The archive gets its name from Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff, who set up the archive in early 1943, and Zvi Mersik, one of Mordechai Tenenbaum's outstanding aides, who continued to maintain the archive after Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff's death. Most of the documentation, which was created between July 1941 and April 1943, is located in the Yad Vashem Archive. The original material is not concentrated in one place: some of it is housed in the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, and the rest of th...

  9. P.37- Archive of Benjamin Arditti: Documentation Regarding the History of Bulgarian Jewry, 1850-1964

    P.37- Archive of Benjamin Arditti: Documentation Regarding the History of Bulgarian Jewry, 1850-1964 Benjamin Arditti was born in Vienna in 1897. He lived in Sofia (except for two years during World War II) from 1916-1949. He was one of the outstanding activists in the Zionist movement in Bulgaria: he served as a member of the Central Committee of the Zionist Union in Bulgaria, 1919-1923; he held five terms of office as the representative to the World Zionist Congress; he served as the chairman of the Zionist Organization in Sofia; he was one of the founders of the Revisionist movement in B...

  10. Dr. I. Schwarzbart, Member of the Polish National Council in Exile Archive, London.

    We firstly note file nr. 642, containing correspondence of Schwarzbart with Jewish organisations in France and Belgium (1944-1945). In file nr. 398 we find correspondence, statements, reports, publications and other documents concerning Jewish refugees from Poland in Belgium and France, and activities on their behalf (1944-1946). Nr. 399 contains reports on Polish Jewish refugees in Belgium and France, and on their situation in these countries during the occupation (1944). Reports regarding Schwarzbart’s visit to Belgium can be found in nr. 643 (1945). Lastly, we find notes from conversatio...

  11. Chaim Pazner – WRB Archive.

    In this fonds we firstly note files nr. 15 and 27, resp. covering the years 1943-1945 and 1940-1945. They contain correspondence between several Palestine Offices (Eretz Israel Office / Palästina Amt), Jewish Agency offices, and Jewish political leaders in Belgium, concerning requests for certificates allowing legal aliyah to Palestine. These files also contain reports on the situation of the Jews in Belgium, publications (i.a. the underground paper Unzer Wort), lists of people requesting legal entry visas to Palestine, etc. Correspondence of Chaim Pazner concerning the rescue of Jewish chi...

  12. M.9 - Simon Wiesenthal Collection, Archive of the Juedische Historische Dokumentation (Center for Jewish Documentation), Linz, 1938-1951

    • ארכיון יד ושם / Yad Vashem Archives
    • M.9
    • English, Hebrew
    • 1938-1951
    • מקור וקסרוקס, 861 files Testimony Official documentation Legal documentation Record of persecuted persons Names of perpetrators Survey report List of Nazi war criminals

    M.9 - Simon Wiesenthal Collection, Archive of the Juedische Historische Dokumentation (Center for Jewish Documentation), Linz, 1938-1951 The Jewish Historical Documentation Center in Linz was established in 1947 by Simon Wiesenthal, an engineer from Buczacz, Poland. After his liberation from Mauthausen camp in Austria, Wiesenthal worked toward locating and arresting war criminals. He was also the moving force behind the Association of Former Inmates of Concentration Camps in Austria, and among the founders of the International Organization of Former Inmates of Nazi Camps. As the chairman of...

  13. P.9 - Archive of Siegfried Jaegendorf, President of the Jewish Coordinating Committee for the Deported Jews in Transnistria, 1941-1967

    P.9 - Archive of Siegfried Jaegendorf, President of the Jewish Coordinating Committee for the Deported Jews in Transnistria, 1941-1967 Siegfried Jaegendorf was born in Czernowitz, 01 August 1895. He attended local elementary and high schools, and afterwards travelled to Vienna and Berlin where he studied engineering at a technical college, completing his studies as a mechanical engineer. His first position as an engineer was at the Siemens Schucker Werke in Berlin. In time, he was promoted and sent to serve as managing director for the Eastern Europe area at the Siemens factory in Vienna. A...

  14. P.10 - Archive of Mark Dworzecki, physician, Vilna Ghetto underground member and researcher of Lithuanian Jewry during the Holocaust, 1945-1975

    P.10 - Archive of Mark Dworzecki, physician, Vilna Ghetto underground member and researcher of Lithuanian Jewry during the Holocaust, 1945-1975 Dr. Meier (Mark) Dworzecki was born in Vilna in 1908 and died in Tel Aviv in 1975. He completed his high school studies in Vilna, and was active in its public life. He wrote for the "Zeit" newspaper in Vilna, as well as for "Hazifira" and "Heint". He served as the chairman of the SSRP (Zionist Socialist Workers Party) from 1933, and worked as a physician in the Novogrod workers' suburb from 1935. In 1939, he was elected as the Jewish representative ...

  15. M.19 - The Friesland District Joodse Raad (Jewish Council) Collection, the Netherlands, 1940-1943

    M.19 - The Friesland District Joodse Raad (Jewish Council) Collection, the Netherlands, 1940-1943 The Collection contains correspondence between the Friesland district Joodse Raad and the Amsterdam Joodse Raad on various issues, and correspondence of the Joodse Raad with various organizations regarding help to Dutch Jews in camps and help to Jewish refugees from Germany. There are also reports received from the Amsterdam Joodse Raad regarding the Jews, documentation of decrees and restrictions on Dutch Jews, Jewish education, Jewish owned property, mixed marriages, persecution and deportati...

  16. M.4 - Bulletins of the Vaad Hahatzalah (Rescue Council) of the Jewish Agency in Eretz Israel, 1937-1959

    M.4 - Bulletins of the Vaad Hahatzalah (Rescue Council) of the Jewish Agency in Eretz Israel, 1937-1959 There are 220 files in the record group, which includes various publications, such as bulletins, reports, letters and surveys, containing information regarding the condition of the Jews in occupied Europe during World War II. The information was gathered, collated and distributed by Jewish organizations in Eretz Israel, Turkey (Istanbul) and Switzerland during the war and the early postwar years. Some of the communications were intended for distribution solely among the members of the org...

  17. P.18 - Kaczerginski Collection: Documentation regarding the Vilna Ghetto, 1941-1954

    P.18 - Kaczerginski Collection: Documentation regarding the Vilna Ghetto, 1941-1954 Shmaryahu Kaczerginski was born in Vilna in 1908. From a very young age, he started to write and publish poetry and stories. Kaczerginski was one of the founders and activists in "Young Vilna", a group of young Yiddish poets in Vilna, and he was also active in the Communist movement. Even when he was a young man, some of his poems were adopted by the Jews of Vilna and Poland, and these poems became the folk songs sung by many of the Jews. In 1942, after about a year of hiding from the Germans, Kaczerginski r...

  18. M.16 - Collection of the Joodsche Coordinatie Commissie (Jewish Coordination Committee-JCC) of Dutch Jewry in Geneva, 1943-1960

    M.16 - Collection of the Joodsche Coordinatie Commissie (JCC-Jewish Coordination Committee) of Dutch Jewry in Geneva, 1943-1945 The Coordination Committee for the Jews of the Netherlands in Switzerland was established in 1943 at the initiative of several of the Dutch refugees in Switzerland, including Mr. M. Gans. The owner of a jewelry and antiquities business in Amsterdam, Gans had escaped from the Netherlands to Switzerland with his wife in the summer of 1942. The Committee mainly dealt with offering assistance (by sending parcels of food and medicine) to deportees from the Netherlands i...

  19. P.20 - Zorach Warhaftig Archive: Documentation of rescue and aid extended to refugees who escaped from Poland and Lithuania to Japan, 1939-1990

    P.20 - Zorach Warhaftig Archive: Documentation of rescue and aid extended to refugees who escaped from Poland and Lithuania to Japan, 1939-1990 Zorach Warhaftig was born in Wolkowisk, White Russia. While still a youth, he was an active member of the Hamizrachi movement. He acquired a traditional Jewish education and a general education, earning his Law degree at Warsaw University. From 1936-1939 he served as Chairman of the Eretz Israel office in Warsaw and a representative at the 17th through the 21st Zionist Congresses. When World War II broke out, he escaped to Lithuania, and there he ai...

  20. O.32 - Documentation regarding the Jews of the Soviet Union from the Holocaust period

    O.32 - Documentation regarding the Jews of the Soviet Union from the Holocaust period The collection includes documentation regarding the German occupation in many areas of the Soviet Union. The collection includes reports prepared by the State Extraordinary Commission for Investigation of Nazi War Crimes in the Soviet Union (ChGK) regarding the murder of Jews in the Soviet Union, deportation of Jews to camps, documentation regarding the members of the Jewish underground and Jewish partisans who were active in Belorussia, 1941-1943, personal documentation belonging to Red Army soldiers, par...