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  1. Palestinos žydų fondams - Pamatinio Palestinos fondo (Karen Hajesod) ir Žydų tautinio fondo (Karen Kajemet Lejisroel) - remti draugija

    • Associciation for Support of Jewish Palestine (Karen Hayesod), Lithuanian Branch, 1920‒1940

    "This collection consists of records and correspondence files with local branches of the Karen Hayesod across Lithuania from 1920 to 1940, concerning the registration of local organizations and fundraising activities for the Jewish settlements in Palestine before World War II. The collection also includes minute meetings; correspondence with Zionist organizations worldwide, local banks, and Lithuanian government authorities; bylaws; donor lists; cashier books; and financial reports" (From: USHMM finding aid).

  2. Fondų apskaitos ir apsaugos skyrius

    • Inventory and Conservation of Holdings Department
    • Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono žydų muziejus
    • VŽM
    • English
    • Judaica holdings are classified as primary (VŽM) and academic support (VŽMP) collections under the Museum’s statute with consideration of the extant value of the item as a museum piece. Currently around 30,000 items are being conserved. Primary collection consists of: 1. Household decorative items, ritual equipment, tangible exhibition pieces of historical significance. 2. Writings and documents. 3. Photography. 4. Visual and decorative art. 5. Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz‘s memorial collection. 6. Archive of Josif Shapiro (collector of ex-libris).

    The collections include: 1. Household decorative items, ritual equipment, tangible exhibition pieces of historical significance. Materials include metal, wood, leather, ceramics, precious metals, textiles, bone and other materials. Among these items are around 100 unique artifacts from Paneriai mass killing sites, material from the ghetto period and from prisoners, people who perished and people who survived. There are also artifacts of the Great Synagogue and from Jewish cemeteries. 2. Writings and documents include books, press, manuscripts, posters, documents. There are 5000 items in tot...

  3. Pavienės tarnybos policijos lietuvių ryšių karininkas Tvarkos policijos vado Lietuvoje štabe

    • Der lit. Verbindungs-Offizier für die Schutzmannschaft des Einzeldienstes im Stabe des Kommandeurs der Ordnungspolizei Litauen
    • Liaison Officer of the Individual Police Service of the Lithuanian General Region under the Chief of the Ordnugspolizei in Lithuania (Kaunas)

    This collection contains "the important confidential circular No. 3 of 16 August 1941 signed by V. Reivytis, director of the Police Department, sent to the police chiefs of the counties concerning the detention, rounding up, and guarding of male Jews. Essentially, it meant the beginning of the mass extermination of the Jews in Lithuanian provinces. The same collection contains reports by the police chiefs of the counties and rural districts to the director of the Police Department concerning the detaining and rounding up of Jews." Galina Žirikova, Lietuvos centrinio valstybės archyvo fond...

  4. Atrinkti duomenys iš Lietuvos ypatingojo archyvo. F. V-5

    • Selected Records from the Lithuanian Special Archives. Fonds V-5

    There are 66 pages of the 24 files for the Jews exiled to Siberia on June 14-18, 1941 (these include arrest orders and extracts from the protocols). There are also copies of applications from relatives to release a person from exile (1944-1946). 1. File 20857. Jeršanskis Ruvimas (from Varėna town). 3 pages. 2. File 36640. Mirkinas Hiršas, Mirkinienė Rocha (from Širvintos town). 4 pages. 3. File 33925. Čarnyj Maksim (from Kaunas city). 3 pages. 4. File 24372. Marijampolskis Jakovas (from Pasvalys town). 4 pages. 5. File 36317. Gadje Josifas, Gadje Roza, Gadje Rachil (from Kėdainiai town). 7 ...

  5. Dokumentų kopijų kolekcija

    • Collection of Document Copies
    • Lietuvos Centrinis Valstybės Archyvas
    • F. 1742
    • English, Lithuanian
    • 1916-1947
    • 2 subfonds and 47 files. Parts of the documents are handwritten. Some files are microfilmed and some consist of photographs, maps, drawings.

    USHMM: "material on resistance and rescue in Lithuania". Copies of documents concerning the annihilation of Jews in town of Vilnius and region, Nazi propaganda, anti-Nazi movement, position of the Catholic Church during WWII; documentation and correspondence between embassies (interwar period); copies of agreements between USSR and Germany; documentation regarding diplomatic relations; copies (microfilmed) of the monographs and studies by M. Jaloveckis "Lenkijos sodybos. Kaimo sodybų architektūra ir statiniai" ("Dwor Polski. Architekci į budowniczowie siedzib wiejskich") and "Lenkijos Respu...

  6. Vilniaus miesto apygardos komisaras

    • Der Gebietskommissar der Stadt Wilna
    • Commissar of the City of Vilnius

    This collection contains "many documents concerning property confiscated from Jews as well as correspondence with the Ostland Reich commissariat and the Ministry for the Eastern Lands for transferring the cultural valuables to Germany. Many documents show activities of the Vilnius ghetto workshops, the use of ghetto labourers, and information about payrolls and various financial and economic issues" (Galina Žirikova, Lietuvos centrinio valstybės archyvo fondai: holokausto Lietuvoje tyrimo šaltinis (The Collections of the State Archive of Lithuania: a Source of Research on the Holocaust i...

  7. Atrinkti duomenys iš Lietuvos centrinio valstybės archyvo (LCVA. Fondas R)

    • Selected Records from the Lithuanian State Central Archives (LCVA. Fonds R)
    • Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono žydų muziejus
    • HE-LCVA
    • English
    • 1941
    • 5 paper copies (9 pages) of the documents from the Lithuanian State Central Archives (LCVA), fonds R-756, subfonds 1, file 1. 48 scans of the documents from the Lithuanian State Central Archives (LCVA), fonds R-1390, subfonds 1, file 173.

    5 paper copies (9 pages) from the Lithuanian State Central Archives (LCVA), fonds R-756, subfonds 1, file 1: Various proclamations which appeal to fight the Jews; decrees and anti-Jewish propaganda; the project of the program of the Lithuanian Activist Front (one of the chapters declares: "Lithuanian Activist Front revokes hospitality to the Jewish ethnic minority in Lithuania") by the Liberation propaganda headquarters in Lithuania and the Information bureau of Lithuania in Berlin. Proclamation by the liberation propaganda headquarters in Lithuania to fight against the "Jewish constitution...

  8. Vilniaus sunkiųjų darbų kalėjimas (Vilniaus Lukiškių kalėjimas)

    • Das Lukischki-Gefängnis in Wilna
    • The Hard-Labour Prison in Vilnius (Lukiškės Prison) of the Lithuanian Ministry of Justice

    This collection contains "documents concerning the handing over of the Jewish inmates to the Special Squad that exterminated Jews in Paneriai" (Galina Žirikova, Lietuvos centrinio valstybės archyvo fondai: holokausto Lietuvoje tyrimo šaltinis (The Collections of the State Archive of Lithuania: a Source of Research on the Holocaust in Lithuania), Vilnius: Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono Žydų Muziejus, p. 12. Subfonds 1 and 3-5 include: alphabetical personal files of the prisoners; lists of arrested people (most of whom were Jews); list of arrested Jews who were handed over to the SS; labour ...

  9. Saugumo policijos ir SD vadas Lietuvoje

    • Der Kommandeur der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD Litauen
    • Chief of the Security Police and SD of the Lithuanian General Region

    "The most important documents of the collection are monthly reports by the chief of the security police and SD in Lithuania sent to the Reich Main Security Office (RSHA) in Berlin concerning the political and economic situation and popular sentiment in the General Region of Lithuania. In the reports mentioned there are special paragraphs dealing with the activities of the partisans, the resistance movement and the Jews" (Galina Žirikova, Lietuvos centrinio valstybės archyvo fondai : holokausto Lietuvoje tyrimo šaltinis (The Collections of the State Archive of Lithuania: a Source of Resea...

  10. Alytaus apskrities viršininkas

    • Der Kreischef Kreis Alytus
    • Chief of Alytus District

    "The collections of the heads of the counties contain important documents concerning the Holocaust in the Lithuanian provinces" (Galina Žirikova, Lietuvos centrinio valstybės archyvo fondai: holokausto Lietuvoje tyrimo šaltinis (The Collections of the State Archive of Lithuania: a Source of Research on the Holocaust in Lithuania), Vilnius: Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono Žydų Muziejus, p. 12). The fonds of the chief of the Alytus district contains the documents of the expropriation of the property of Jews. There are also lists of the former Jewish owners of the property; lists of single ite...

  11. Lietuvos TSR valstybės saugumo komiteto (KGB) operatyvinės įskaitos bylos

    • Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic Security Committee (KGB) Operative Follow-Up Files

    "SSRS OGPU-GUGB-NKVD-MGB-KGB and Lithuanian SSR NKVD-KGB operative files compiled by reconnaissance department (for the poltiticians, cultural and political leaders, activists of the the Uprising on June, 1941, local partisans, leaders of the antisoviet oragnizations, disidents, refugees from the Soviet Union and criminals" (Based on LYA). There are operative files (which deals with prosecution and surveillance proceedings) related to suspicious persons or to group of persons (for example: leaders of Jewish organizations (in Interwar period and early Soviet occupation period in 1940) and re...

  12. Vilniaus miesto ir apskrities viršininkas

    • Der Kreischef von Wilna
    • Chief of the City and Administrative Region of Vilnius of the Lithuanian General Region

    This collection "includes documents about the establishment of ghettos in the county of Vilnius " (Galina Žirikova, Lietuvos centrinio valstybės archyvo fondai: holokausto Lietuvoje tyrimo šaltinis (The Collections of the State Archive of Lithuania: a Source of Research on the Holocaust in Lithuania), Vilnius: Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono Žydų Muziejus, 2011, p. 12. Documents, correspondence, reports and announcements issued by local collaboration authorities concerning situation in the district and attitude toward local residents. Some files are about the establishing of the Vilnius ghe...

  13. Žydų geto policija

    • Jüdische Ghetto Polizei
    • Jewish Ghetto Police

    This collection contains various documents covering different aspects of Jewish life in the ghetto. USHMM: "Records of the Kovno Jewish ghetto administration and police". Various kinds of documents from the Kaunas (Kovno) ghetto period, from the ghetto’s establishment on August 1941 until November 1943. Lists of prisoners, lists of arrested people, lists of prisoners sent to Ryga forced labour camps, various registration lists/books of prisoners in the ghetto, reports and orders of the chief of the ghetto police, documents concerning forced labour and Jewish workers in labour camps in Kauna...

  14. Lietuvos SSR valstybės saugumo komitetas (KGB)

    • Security Committee (KGB) of Lithuania SSR

    Criminal proceedings (protocols of interrogations, information which deals with personal data of the arrested persons, photos, sometimes-small personal belongings (certificates, books, checks, drawings, photos of the members of the family and ect.), protocols of the questioning to witnesses, various decrees and reports (part of them with the sign: Secret). The subfonds includes approx. 1034 criminal files for people who have been suspected or accused of colaboration, for people who partipicated in mass killings of Jews ect.). - Criminal files No. 8890/3, 36137/3, 739/3, 45275/3, 36138/3, 20...

  15. Kauno miesto žydų tikybinės bendruomenės taryba

    • Council of the Jewish Religious Community of Kaunas

    This collection consists of records of the Council of the Kaunas Jewish community in Lithuania. It reflects different aspects of the activities of the Jewish community of Kaunas during the interwar period and the beginning of the Second World War. Items include correspondence between the Jewish communities of the district; metrics and registration books of the Jewish communities of Gargždai, Ylakiai, Jurbarkas, Kėdainiai, Kybartai, Krekenava, and Plungė; documentation concerning education, social welfare, charity, financial activities, protocols of meetings of the community members, documen...

  16. Reichsleiterio Rosenbergo operatyvinio štabo okupuotoms sritims Darbo grupė Lietuvoje

    • Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg für die besetzten Gebiete Arbeitsgruppe Litauen
    • Vilnius Branch of the Rosenberg Operative Command of the Lithuanian General Region

    "Documents about the looting of Jewish cultural valuables in Lithuania are very scarce"(Galina Žirikova, Lietuvos centrinio valstybės archyvo fondai : holokausto Lietuvoje tyrimo šaltinis (The Collections of the State Archive of Lithuania: a Source of Research on the Holocaust in Lithuania, Vilnius: Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono Žydų Muziejus, 2011, p. 11. Correspondence of the Rosenberg Operative Command in Lithuania concerning various questions and research, reports of the Herman Kruk working groups in the Vilnius ghetto about the activities of the collecting of the valuables, reports o...

  17. Šiaulių apskrities viršininkas

    • Der Kreishauptmann von Schaulen
    • Chief of Šiauliai District

    "The collections of the heads of the counties contain important documents concerning the Holocaust in the Lithuanian provinces" (Galina Žirikova, Lietuvos centrinio valstybės archyvo fondai: holokausto Lietuvoje tyrimo šaltinis /The Collections of the State Archive of Lithuania: a Source of Research on the Holocaust in Lithuania), Vilnius: Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono žydų muziejus, Vilnius, 2011, p. 12). Circulars and decrees of the Nazis authorities and the chiefs of the local municipalities, decrees, protocols of inquiries of local residents, documents concerning Jewish property, infor...

  18. Lietuvių saugumo policijos Vilniaus apygarda

    • Litauische Sicherheitspolizei Bezirk Wilna
    • Lithuanian Security Police of Vilnius District

    This collection contains "reports by the security police about arrested and wanted Jews, reports by agents of the security police about Jews in hiding and Christians who help them" (Žirikova Galina, Lietuvos centrinio valstybės archyvo fondai: holokausto Lietuvoje tyrimo šaltinis (The Collections of the State Archive of Lithuania: a Source of Research on the Holocaust in Lithuania), Vilnius, Valstybinis Vilniaus Gaono Žydų Muziejus, 2011, p. 12. Information about communists, related to Communist party or suspected to be communists; list of the Lithuanian policemen who were accomodated ...

  19. Kauno apskrities viršininkas

    • Der Kreischef in Kauen
    • Chief of the District of the City of Kaunas

    Circulars and announcements by Nazi authorities, including announcements from the Kaunas administrative region commissar SA Oberfurer A. Lentzen concerning the limiting of the activities of local Jews 4/8/1941; order by the Kaunas administrative region commissar sent to the head of the county to bring together all Jews in order to establish their number 22/8/1941. Circulars and announcements from local administration, including circular from the head of the Kaunas county sent to all heads of rural districts and police chiefs concerning establishment of the Kaunas ghetto 15/8/1941; orders gi...

  20. Panevėžio apskrities valsčių savivaldybės

    • Municipalities of the Small Rural Districts of the Panevėžys County

    Documentation, reports, orders and announcements of the chiefs of the small rural districts of Kupiškis, Miežiškiai, Naujamiestis, Panevėžys, Piniava, Pumpėnai, Rozalimas, Šeduva, Šimonys, and Troškūnai. Information includes administrative documents, applications of residents to obtain passports, reports about everyday life in the county, statistics about residents, correspondence, etc. There are also reports and decrees by the general advisor for internal affairs for municipalities of the small rural districts of Panevėžys County concerning attitudes toward local residents and attitudes to...