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The "Captured German Records" Collection

by Peter W. Lande

June 2001

INTRODUCTION

When United States troops entered Germany at the end of World War II, they seized all sorts of German records and brought them back to the United States. Among these were lists of Jews deported from Germany and extensive material from concentration camp records, primarily from camps located in the United States occupied zone of Germany, but also from other camps. Before the original documents were sent back to Germany and given to the International Red Cross at Arolsen, microfilmed copies were made and given to the United States National Archives (NARA). These were held in NARA under the rubric "Captured German Records". Although this microfilm collection was available for public inspection, they were not included in NARA's official inventory/catalog, and little use was made of the collection.

A few years ago, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) purchased copies of these microfilms and this year (2001) a rough catalog of the collection's contents was prepared. The sheer size of the collection, 189 reels of microfilm -- i.e. approximately 189,000 frames or pages -- made this task very difficult, but it is a beginning to understanding what this valuable collection contains. At a later date, it is hoped to replace this general finding aid with detailed descriptions, e.g., in place of "transports from Auschwitz to Buchenwald", dates for these transports and specifics on their nature, e.g., "Russian forced laborers" or "Hungarian Jews".

The following is an attempt to characterize the collection for what it is, and what it is not.

WHAT IT IS

A small part of the collection consists of deportation lists from various German cities. The completeness of this information varies by city: e.g., Berlin appears to be complete, Breslau and Frankfurt are not complete, while there are no records for East Prussia. The bulk of the collection, however, consists of concentration camp records, including dozens of arrival and "departure" (releases, transfers and deaths) lists. There are daily reports of changes, as well as some administrative material from the camps.

There are also some survivor lists. The coverage, camp by camp, varies widely, with large collections from Dachau and Buchenwald. to very limited material on Gross Rosen. There are no camp records per se for such famous concentration camps as Auschwitz, Sachsenhausen, Stutthof (there is a separate collection for that camp) and Neuengamme, much less the "death camps" in Eastern Poland such as Sobibor. However, this does not mean that there is no information on camps not directly included in the collection. This is true since the Germans constantly transferred prisoners from camp to camp, so that there are many lists of transfers to and from Auschwitz, Sachsenhausen, Ravensbrück and other camps, i.e., other than the death camps.

Legibility of the material is variable, from excellent to poor, but most material is legible. The extent of the information on individuals varies from a simple listing of family and personal name with prisoner number, to the same information plus date and place of birth, and, in a few instances, former residence and even the names of other family members.

WHAT IT IS NOT

First, as valuable and extensive as this collection is, it is nowhere near complete. I would guess that more than 4 million names appear somewhere in these records, many more than once. While some parts of the collection are alphabetized, most of the material is organized by date or prisoner number. Again, I would guess that less than half of these names are of Jews, of which the largest numbers would be Hungarian, Polish and German, though with significant numbers of Jews from virtually every other European country. This is not surprising given the location of these camps and the fact that a high percentage of East European Jews were never sent to camps--i.e.,they were murdered where they were found. Second, and obvious from the above, this collection is extremely difficult to search for individual names, unless one already has considerable information, e.g., camp where held, dates, etc. The collection is, therefore, both a genealogist's dream as well as nightmare.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

The above is not intended to discourage the researcher-quite the contrary. With patience, this collection is a gold mine. Until Arolsen makes its material public and/or the Government of Israel permits the filmed collection of Red Cross records (prepared in the 1950s and held in Yad Vashem) to be copied and made available outside Yad Vashem, this is the largest available collection. At present the collection can be viewed in the film section of NARA at College Park, Maryland or at the USHMM. (The NARA copy is more legible). Efforts are underway by JewishGen to digitize parts of the collection. This would make it easier to prepare computerized name lists and far less expensive for organizations around the world to acquire copies. JewishGen will keep you informed as this effort continues.

Given the enormity of the Captured German Records collection, it would be impossible for NARA staff to search for family names or even individuals unless very specific information on the person being sought is provided--e.g., 'Jakob Kahn, born 1914, believed to have been in Dachau.' If inquirers are prepared to be that specific, inquiries may be sent by email to inquire@nara.gov.

Alternatively, inquirers may request searches at the Holocaust Museum by using the following email address: registry@ushmm.org. Again, please make any requests as specific as possible, and the Museum staff will search the Captured German Records and other collections.


THE COLLECTION

Index of reels #1 - #189
1
Berlin deportations and deaths
2
Berlin deportations and deaths
3
Berlin deportations and deaths; Flossenburg
4
Flossenburg; Natzweiler
5
Natzweiler; Dachau; Bavarian transports
6
German and Austrian transports
7
German transports; Gross Rosen
8-9
Hinzert
10-19
Dachau
20
Bavarian emigrants; Dachau
21-27
Buchenwald
28
Buchenwald
29-92
Buchenwald
93
Buchenwald
94-118
Natzweiler
119-126
Mauthausen
127-129
Mauthausen
130-137
Mauthausen
138
Sandbostel
139
Bergen Belsen
140-141
Constanz
142
Gross Rosen
143
Sangerhausen
144-145
War criminal list
146-180
Buchenwald
181-189
Buchenwald



1996.A.0342 Reel 1 at USHMM
NARA A3355 Film I Teil I

Reel I of this collection consists of memoranda and lists of persons, all apparently Jews, who were deported or who died prior to deportation between January and December 1942. This material was prepared by the Gestapo and sent to the Office for the Seizure of Property, Finance Ministry (Dienststelle für die Einziehung verfallener Vermögenswerte, Oberfinanzpräsident in Berlin) so that the latter could seize the property of these persons. In fact, however, the property to be seized is rarely identified. In all, about 25,000 names appear on the lists included in this reel. All but one of the transports originated in Berlin, the exception being Frankfurt a.d.Oder, and they went to various destinations, the most frequent being Theresienstadt, but also large transports went to Riga, Auschwitz, Reval, Majdanek and Trawniki. Where the transport destination was not identified in the document itself but could be otherwise established, this information has been added in parentheses.

The transport lists usually include the following information: Family name (Name), maiden name (geb.), given name (Vorname), date of birth (geboren am), place of birth (Ort), profession (Beruf), address in Berlin (Wohnung), identity card number (Kennkarte Nr.), and number on transport (Kennzeichen Nr.). In addition, the lists sometimes include notes (Bemerkungen), as well as such information as marital status and physical ability to work (arbeitsfähig). The legibility of individual pages varies considerably. The number of persons included in each transport is given, but does not take into account persons whose names were crossed out, usually persons who were scheduled to be included but were not sent for various reasons. Where a date is omitted, it is because no date appears on the document.

Information on property is very limited and often simply consists of the notation whether the individual had property (Vermögen) or not. Property lists are not directly correlated to deportation lists but a concordance could be established by comparing names.

Scattered throughout the collection are lists of persons who committed suicide, or who died before being deported.

TITLE or DATE OF TRANSPORT NATURE OF TRANSPORT DESTINATION NUMBER OF PERSONS
13 Jan. 1942 Ost transport Riga 1,037
19 Jan. 1942 Ost transport Riga 1,006
25 Jan. 1942 Ost transport Riga 1,051
26 page list of persons whose property was either forfeited (verfallen) or who had no property (ohne).
28 Mar. 1942 Ost transport Trawniki 985
2 Apr.1942 Ost transport Trawniki 659
List of 15 suicides, including date and place of birth, residence and intended transport number.
9 Apr. 1942 list of 28 suicides with same information.
List of 7 suicides with same information.
List of 4 suicides with same information.
18 Apr. 1942 list of 28 persons whose property had been forfeited
6 May 1942 list of 4 persons whose property had been forfeited.
28 Apr. 1942 list of 3 persons whose property had been forfeited.
27 Apr. 1942 list of 7 persons whose property had been forfeited.
28 Apr. 1942 list of 15 persons whose property had been forfeited.
14 Apr. 1942 list of 4 persons whose property had been forfeited.
13 May 1942 list of 13 persons whose property had been forfeited.
16 Apr. 1942 list of 65 persons whose property had been forfeited or who had none.
23 Apr. 1942 list of 425 persons whose property had been forfeited or who had none.
5 Jun. 1942 list of 154 persons who died after arrest or during transport.
21 Jul. 1942 list of 29 persons whose property had been forfeited.
16 Jun. 1942 list of 19 persons who had committed suicide.
6 Jun. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 256 (names not given)
List of persons whose property had been forfeited.
Illegible Alterstransport Theresienstadt 103
List of 90 persons whose property had been forfeited.
Illegible Alterstransport Theresienstadt 103
List of 50 persons whose property had been forfeited.
Illegible Alterstransport Theresienstadt 50
List of 40 persons whose property had been forfeited.
List of 30 persons whose property had been identified.
2 Jun. 1942   unidentified 147
List of ca. 400 persons whose property had been forfeited or who had no property.
List of 30 persons whose property had been forfeited.
2 Jun. 1942 Grosser Transport (Majdanek) 758
List of persons whose property had been forfeited.
9 Jun. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 53
List of persons whose property had been forfeited.
11 Jun 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 53
List of persons whose property had been forfeited.
12 Jun. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 54
List of persons whose property had been identified.
16 Jun. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 56
List of persons whose property had been forfeited.
18 Jun 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 55
List of persons whose property had been forfeited.
19 Jun. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 57
List of persons whose property had been forfeited.
26 Jun 1942 Ost transport   196
23 Jun 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 53
25 Jun. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 55
26 Jun. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 50
24 Jun. 1942 list of persons whose property had been forfeited.
30 Jun. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 50
2 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 50
3 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 50
6 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
7 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
8 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
9 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
10 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
11 Jul. 1942 Berlin/Hamburg Auschwitz 212
13 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
14 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
15 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 104
16 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 112
17 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 103
27 Jun. 1942 List of 14 persons who had committed suicide.
21 Jul. 1942 List of 3 persons who had committed suicide
13 Jul. 1942 List of 3 persons whose property had been forfeited.
20 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 107
21 Jul 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 104
22 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
23 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 103
24 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
27 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 105
28 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
29 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
29 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
30 Jul. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 101
24 Jul. 1942 List of 12 persons who had committed suicide.
5 Sep. 1942 Grosser transport (Riga) 801
7 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 106
8 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
3 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
4 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
5 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 107
6 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
7 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 105
10 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 105
11 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
12 Aug. 1942   
13 Aug. 1942   
15 Aug. 1942   
14 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 180
List of 16 persons with property ownership.
14 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
17 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 1,024
List of five persons whose property had been forfeited.
19 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 107
20 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
21 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 105
24 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
25 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 104
9 Sep. 1942 List of persons whose property had been forfeited.
26 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
26/27 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Reg. Böhmen u. Mähren 92
Bez. Frankfurt/Oder
27 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
28 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
31 Aug. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 107
1 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
2 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
5 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 105
5 Sep. 1942   
5 Sep. 1942   
7 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 106
8 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
9 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
10 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 105
11 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 108
List of five persons whose property had been forfeited.
14 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 1,013
21 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
22 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
23 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
24 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 105
25 Sep. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
3 Oct. 1942 Ost transport (Reval) 853
14 Oct. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 860
19 Oct. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 999
26 Oct. 1942 Ost transport   808
28 Oct. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
29 Oct. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 106
30 Oct. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
4 Nov. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 106
5 Nov. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 106
6 Nov. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 105
19 Nov. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
20 Nov. 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
24 Nov. 1942 Ost transport (Auschwitz) 1,021
15 Dec. 1942 Ost transport (Auschwitz) 1,061
14 Dec. 1942 Ost transport (Riga) 813 (but only 403 names on this reel)

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1996.A.0342 Reel 2
Film I Teil II NARA (A3355)

Reel 2 of this collection is a continuation of Reel 1, i.e., lists of Jews deported from Berlin prepared by the Gestapo and send to the Office for the Seizure of Property, Finance Ministry (Dienststelle für die Einziehung verfallener Vermögenswerte, Oberfinanzpräsident Berlin). The lists included in this reel include transports between December 1942 and April 1944. In all, about 22,000 names appear on these lists. As was the case in Reel 1, the purpose of sending these lists was to alert finance officials that these persons had been deported and that their property should be seized. In this reel, however, no property lists are included.

The format of the lists remains as was the case in Reel 1, i.e., they usually contain the following information: Family name (Name), maiden name (geb.), given name (Vorname), date of birth (geboren am), place of birth (Ort), profession (Beruf), address in Berlin (Wohnung), identity card number (Kennkarte Nr.), and number on the transport (Kennzeichen Nr.). The lists also sometimes contain additional information such as marital status and physical ability to work (arbeitsfähig). The legibility of lists varies considerably. Where the destination of a transport is not given, e.g., Osttransport, but where it is possible to determine this information from other sources, this has been added in parentheses. The numbers given for each transport do not reflect crossings out, where persons scheduled to be included in a transport were not included, for various reasons.

In 1945 a number of transports were planned (vorgesehen) but apparently did not take place but the names of the persons to be included in these transports are given.

At the end of the transport lists there appear a number of death lists, i.e., lists of Jews who died in Berlin or elsewhere before they could be deported.

TITLE or DATE OF TRANSPORT NATURE OF TRANSPORT DESTINATION NUMBER OF PERSONS
14 Dec 1942 Ost Transport (cont.) (Riga) 341
15 Dec 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
16 Dec 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 105
17 Dec 1942 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 101
12 Jan 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 1,190
12 Jan 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 105
13 Jan 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 104
14 Jan 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 103
29 Jan 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 1000
26 Jan 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 109
28 Jan 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 111
29 Jan 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
2 Feb 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
3 Feb 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 952
19 Feb 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 1003
26 Feb 1943 Ost Transport (poor legibility) (Auschwitz) 1100
1 Mar 1943 Ost Transport (poor legibility) (Auschwitz) 1838
2 Mar 1943 Ost Transport (poor legibility) (Auschwitz) 1837
3 Mar 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 1868
4 Mar 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 1160
17 Mar 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 1200
3 Mar 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 662
12 Mar 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 947
19 Apr 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
19 Apr 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 719
5 May 1943 Letter regarding gypsies to Auschwitz, but no list
17 May 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 395
17 May 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
18 May 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
19 May 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
28 May 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 328
16 Jun 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 460
28 Jun 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 342
29 Jun 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
30 Jun 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
1 Jul 1943 Alterstransport (poor legibility) Theresienstadt104
4 Aug 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
4 Aug 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 102
4 Aug 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 70
4 Aug 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 70
24 Aug 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 50
10 Oct 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 54
10 Oct 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 63
28 Sept 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 81
14 Oct 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 75
15 Oct 1943 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 51
29 Oct 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 50
8 Nov 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 50
15 Nov 1943 Alterstransport (Auschwitz) 51
7 Dec 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 60
10 Jan 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 366
20 Jan 1944 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 49
21 Jan 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 64
9 Feb 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 100
22 Feb 1944 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 34
23 Feb 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 74
9 Mar 1944 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 33
10 Mar 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 57
18 Apr 1944 Ost Transport (illegible) (Auschwitz) 30
19 Apr 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 50
3 May 1944 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 30
4 May 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 26
19 May 1944 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 25
26 May 1944 Alterstransport (illegible)Theresienstadt 31
15 Jun 1944 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 31
16 Jun 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 28
12 Jul 1944 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 30
13 Jul 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 27
10 Aug 1944 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 38
11 Aug 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 32
6 Sep 1944 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 40
5 Sep 1944 Alterstransport (poor legibility)Theresienstadt 29
12 Oct 1944 Ost Transport (illegible) (Auschwitz) 34
13 Oct 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 30
27 Oct 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 50
24 Nov 1944 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 39
8 Dec 1944 Alterstransport (poor legibility)Theresienstadt23
5 Jan 1945 Alterstransport (poor legibility) Theresienstadt20
24 Nov 1944 Ost Transport (poor legibility) (Sachsenhausen/Ravensbrück)31
8 Dec 1944 Ost Transport (poor legibility)  (Sachsenhausen/Ravensbrück) 15
5 Jan 1945 Ost Transport (poor legibility) (Bergen Belsen) 21
2 Feb 1945 Planned (vorgesehen) for Sachsenhausen 14
2 Feb 1945 Planned (vorgesehen) for Ravensbrück 11
2 Feb 1945 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 38
27 Mar 1945 Alterstransport Theresienstadt 19
Planned (vorgesehen) fir Sachsenhausen 12
Planned (vorgesehen) for Ravensbrück 14
Death list 1/7/1943 to 18/3/1945 483
27 May 1943 Death list 6
8 Jul 1943 Death list 15
8 Jul 1943 Death List 21
13 Nov 1943 Death list 7
Death list 30
11 Mar 1944 Death list 73
1 Apr 1944 Death list 16
5 Apr 1944 Death list 4
Late 1944-March 1945 Death list (poor legibility)

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1996 A.0342 Reel 3
Film II Teil I NARA A3355

The first part of Reel 3 is identical to Reel 2, i.e., a list of transports of Jews from Berlin to various concentration camps as well as Jews who died in Berlin before they could be deported. As noted below, they cover the period from August 23, 1943 to January 19, 1945. While the transport information is identical to Reel 2, due to legibility problems, it is unclear if the death lists are identical. In any case, the filming is somewhat more legible than was the case in Reel 2. The deportation dates, nature of transport, destination and number of persons in each transport are listed below. Where destination is not given in the filmed material, but the destination could be determined by other means, this information has been included in parentheses.

The Berlin deportation material is followed by a "ledger" listing in order of arrival of 42,770 persons who were imprisoned in the Flossenburg concentration camp in Bavaria, Germany. Dates of arrival are not included but the material would appear to go back to the opening of the camp in 1938 through some time in 1944. The material is largely handwritten, though some of the most difficult pages to read are repeated in typewritten form. The information included is prisoner number, family and personal name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, date of death or transfer to another camp. Not all of this information is included in every case.

Initially, most persons in the camp were non-Jews, apparently forced laborers from Poland. Later, virtually every European nationality appears, including large numbers of Hungarian Jews. In some cases, the designation "ZA", (Zwangsarbeiter Forced Laborer) appears by a name, though one can assume that most, if not all, of the persons in Flossenburg were forced laborers.

The material is difficult to search for particular names since it is arranged chronologically, rather than alphabetically, unless one knows the date of arrival or prisoner number. However, some prisoner transports, particularly of Hungarian Jews, were arranged alphabetically, so that a search is not quite as difficult as it might appear.


Berlin Deportations

TITLE or DATE OF TRANSPORT NATURE OF TRANSPORT DESTINATION NUMBER OF PERSONS
28 May 1943 AlterstransportTheresienstadt 328
16 Jun 1943 AlterstransportTheresienstadt 460
28 Jun 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 342
29 Jun 1943 AlterstransportTheresienstadt 100
30 Jun 1943 AlterstransportTheresienstadt 100
1 Jul 1943 AlterstransportTheresienstadt 104
4 Aug 1943 AlterstransportTheresienstadt 100
4 Aug 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 102
4 Aug 1943 AlterstransportTheresienstadt 70
4 Aug 1943 AlterstransportTheresienstadt 70
24 Aug 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 50
10 Oct 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 54
10 Oct 1943 AlterstransportTheresienstadt 63
28 Sep 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 81
14 Oct 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 75
15 Oct 1943 AlterstransportTheresienstadt 51
29 Oct 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 50
8 Nov 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 50
15 Nov 1943 Alterstransport(Auschwitz) 51
7 Dec 1943 Ost Transport (Auschwitz) 60
20 Aug 1943 Death list 14
27 Aug 1943 Death list 6
8 Jul 1943 Death list 6
9 Sep 1943 Death list 13
2 Oct 1943 Death list 13
16 Oct 1943 Death list 9
5 Nov 1943 Death list 21
13 Nov 1943 Death list 7
29 Nov 1943 Death list 5
undated Death list 66
11 Mar 1944 Death list 71
1 Apr 1944 Death list 16
5 Apr 1944 Death list 4
15 May 1944 Death list 26
5 Jun 1944 Death list 66
16 Jun 1944 Death list 10
12 Jul 1944 Death list 15
4 Mar 1944 Death list 2
25 Jul 1944 Death list 17
9 Aug 1944 Death list 12
29 Aug 1944 Death list 6
12 Sep 1944 Death list 7
28 Sep 1944 Death list 9
26 Oct 1944 Death list 30
15 Nov 1944 Death list 2
24 Nov 1944 Death list 12
5 Dec 1944 Death list 7
12 Dec 1944 Death list 12
29 Dec 1944 Death list 24
13 Jan 1945 Death list 4
19 Jan 1945 Death list 32

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1996 A.0342 Reel 4
Film II Teil II NARA A3355

Reel 4 continues where Reel 3 leaves off, i.e., a chronological list of prisoners sent to Flossenburg beginning with the prisoner number 42778 and running through 49995. Large parts of this section of the reel are illegible. Information included is prisoner number, family and personal name, date of birth, nationality, and, in most cases, category of prisoner, e.g. Jude or Zigeuner, in addition to nationality, as well as date of death or transfer to another camp. In many cases the designation ZA (Zwangsarbeiter, forced laborer) is added, though, in fact, all persons in the camp were forced laborers. Virtually every European nationality was included with the largest numbers from Poland and Hungary, but, among other nationalities, there were also German, Russian, Belgian, French, and Italian.

Women are listed separately from men and their names start with 50000 and run through 66060. A gap in the numbers follows 66060 but is resumed with the names of men with numbers running from 80000 through 89970.

While the lists are chronological and difficult to search, some components, particularly for Jews, are alphabetical, perhaps because the transports on which these prisoners arrived were listed alphabetically.

With the end of the Flossenburg material, the Natzweiler list begins. As was the case for Flossenburg, the lists are chronological and contain the same information as Flossenburg. The prisoner numbers contained in this collection run from 1 to 38599. The majority of the prisoners listed were not Jews, particularly in the beginning, but late in this reel lists of Jews also appear. As was the case for Flossenburg, whether or not this notation appeared before a name, all prisoners in Natzweiler can be considered to be forced laborers. Virtually every European nationality is included, and despite its location, Natzweiler had prisoners from Lithuania, Latvia and Norway, as well as countries which one would expect, such as France, Germany, Poland and Hungary.

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Reel 5
1996 A.0342
Film III Teil I NARA A3355

Reel 5 begins with a continuation of Natzweiler material from Reel 4. The prisoner numbers run from 38476 through 44599. While prisoners are listed in numerical, rather than alphabetical, order, in fact, many transport lists to Natzweiler were in alphabetical order. Jewish lists are always separate from non-Jewish lists. Sometimes a list is separated by nationality, e.g., Polish Jews and then Hungarian Jews.

Whether Jewish or not, each listing usually contains the following information: family name, personal name, prisoner number, date of birth and reason why the prisoner was there, e.g. Jude Ungarn or Zwangsarbeiter Russland. The fate of the person, e.g., died, with date, or transfer to another camp is often noted. The legibility of this part of the film is quite good.

The next section of the film, prisoner number 12261-16999, was prepared in French after World War II and is typed but with poor legibility. It contains the same information as above but often includes more information on the fate of individual prisoners.

The above is followed by another postwar listing,17000-33111. The information given is the same as above. There is a short list of Hungarian Jews, 17655-17900 and a list of Jews without identification by nationality 33030-33111.

The next section consists of the Natzweiler hospital registry from 19/11/1944 through 5/4/1945. This is handwritten and very difficult to read.

The collection then turns to Dachau and consists of Dachau death lists from 11/5/1941 through 27/4/1945. The list is handwritten in chronological order and very difficult to read. Information given is name, prisoner number, type of prisoner, e.g., Hungarian Jew, and date of death.

The remainder of this reel consists of material from Gestapo headquarters in Berlin and Munich. It begins with four transports from Berlin dated 8/12/1944, 5/1/1945, 3/2/1945 and 28/3/1945. These lists had already appeared in earlier reels in this collection but may be easier to read in this reel.

The Munich Gestapo material contains information on deportations to Izbica, Riga and Theresienstadt and other destinations from various cities in Bavaria, including Munich itself, as well as Aschaffenburg, Regensburg, Kissingen, Nürnberg, Augsburg and Würzburg. (In the case of Nürnberg and Würzburg, most of these names have been recorded in Gedenkbücher. The situation is less clear with respect to other cities and in the case of Aschaffenburg, many of the names on these lists are missing from the German Government's Gedenkbuch). There is also a list of Jews who emigrated, with information as to where they emigrated. The legibility of the material is extremely variable, with much of the collection very difficult to read. The Munich Gestapo records continue on the next reel.

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Reel 6
1998 A0342
Munich Gestapo continued.

Typed alphabetical list of Bavarian Jews who emigrated or who were deported. Variable legibility. May be same as on Reel 5.

Remainder of reel consists of transport lists. In many cases a list appears twice, once simply alphabetically and second with notations such as address and date of death in a camp. Legibility varies widely.

  • Köln Gestapo
    • Four lists of persons deported from Köln. Dates of deportation not given or not legible. Last list is of Jews deported to Minsk and Theresienstadt.
    • List of 51 Jews deported from Kaiserslautern.
    • List of ca. 400 Jews deported from Koblenz.
    • List of 342 Jews deported from Bendorf-Sayn.
    • List of 80 Jews deported from Koblenz.
  • Wien Gestapo
    • Lists of several thousand Jews deported from Vienna between 1942 and 1945.
    • Dresden deportation lists
    • Chemnitz deportation lists.
  • Gestapo Hamburg
    • 13 lists of transports of Jews between July 1942 and February 1945.
  • Gestapo Düsseldorf.
    • Two transports from Düsseldorf in July 1942. Addenda with lists of suicides, "normal" deaths and escapees.
    • Deportation lists from Aachen, Duisburg, Krefeld and Essen, as well as nearby towns.
    • Deportation lists from following cities:
      • Duisburg
      • Essen
      • Krefeld
      • München Gladbach
      • Oberhausen
      • Wuppertal
      • "Gemeinden"-presumably smaller towns
      • Goch
      • Hilden
      • Kleve
      • Langenberg
      • Mettmann
      • Neuss/Rhein
      • Opladen
      • Schiefbahn
      • Viersen
    • Alphabetical list of Jews sent from above cities to Lodz. (Many names do not appear in Lodz ghetto books.)
    • 5 lists of Jews sent to Minsk
    • 1 list of Jews sent to Riga
    • 2 lists of Jews sent to Izbica
    • Lists of Jews sent to Auschwitz, Trawniki and Theresienstadt.
  • Gestapo Hannover
    • Deportation lists from Hannover, Ahlem and Hildesheim.
    • Deportation list from Bremen-Varel
    • Deportation list from Hannover-Braunschweig
  • Gestapo Breslau
    • 9 deportation lists of Jews from Breslau between 1942 and 1945.
    • 1 deportation list from Beuthen.
  • Gestapo Dortmund.
    • One list, apparently of Jews sent to Theresienstadt.
  • Gestapo Frankfurt.
    • 1 list of 20 Bibelforscher-apparently survivors.
    • Lists of Jews and politically persecuted non-Jews who returned to Frankfurt after WWII
    • List of persons deported to Lodz-alphabetical A-S

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Reel 7
1996 A0 342
NARA Film IV Teil I
  • Gestapo Frankfurt
    • 12 transport lists between 19/10/1941 and 8/1/1944 to Lodz, Minsk, Riga, Theresienstadt, and Osten. Mostly illegible.
  • Gestapo Württemberg
    • List of Polish deportees in 1938.
    • Lists of Polish deportees in 1939 and correspondence between Gestapo, Polizeipräsident and various Landrat officials regarding Polish residents.
    • Deportation lists 1941-1944, largely illegible.
  • Gestapo Kassel
    • Deportation lists. Largely illegible.
  • Gestapo Wien
    • Deportation lists as follow-almost totally illegible.
      • 15/2/41 to Opole
      • 19/2/41 to Kielze
      • 26/2/41 to Opole
      • 5/3/41 to Modliborczycze
      • 12/3/41 to Opatow
      • 15/10/41 to Lodz
      • 19/10/41 to Lodz
      • 23/10/41 to Lodz
      • 28/10/41 to Lodz
      • 2/11/41 to Lodz
      • 23/11/41 to Riga
      • 28/11/41 to Minsk
      • 3/12/41 to Riga
      • 11/1/42 to Riga
      • 26/1/42 to Riga
      • 6/2/42 to Riga
      • 9/4/42 to Izbica
      • 27/4/42 to Wlodowa
      • 6/5/42 to Minsk
      • 12/5/42 to Izbica
      • 15/5/42 to Izbica
      • 20/5/42 to Minsk
      • 27/5/42 to Minsk
      • 2/6/42 to Minsk
      • 5/6/42 to Izbica
      • 9/6/42 to Minsk
      • 14/6/42 to Izbica
      • 20/6/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 28/6/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 10/7/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 14/7/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 17/7/42 to Auschwitz via Theresienstadt
      • 22/7/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 28/7/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 13/8/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 17/8/42 to Minsk
      • 20/8/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 27/8/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 31/8/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 14/9/42 to Minsk
      • 24/9/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 1/10/42 to Theresienstadt
      • 5/10/42 to Minsk
      • 9/10/42 to Theresienstadt
      • Combined list of persons sent to Theresienstadt between 5/1/43 and 16/8/44.
  • Gross Rosen
    • Effektenkammer. Property declarations of inmates. Largely illegible on USHMM copy but NARA copy is much better. Alphabetical. Gives information on prisoner and next of kin.

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Reels 8 & 9
1996 A0342 USHMM
NARA A3355 Film # 4 Teil II & Film # 5 Teil I & II
Hinzert

These two reels consist of material on the Hinzert concentration camp. The material is organized alphabetically and comprises entry and release documents, death certificates, Personalbogen and sometimes even photos of the inmate. The imaterial provided on each person varies but can be quite detailed, including information on the person's family. Some of it is typed and some handwritten.

Reel 8 (Film #4 Teil II at NARA) Material on prisoners with family names beginning with A and continuing through J.

Reel 9 (Film #5 Teil I & II) Continuation of alphabet in same format, letters K-Z.

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Reels 10-19 at USHMM
1996 A0342
NARA A3355 Dachau Alpha Reg 1 - 3
NARA A3355 Dachau Livre d'entrée 4-5
NARA A3355 Liste inter Dachau 1-5
Dachau

Reels 10-12 consist of Dachau arrival records organized by prisoner number. Reels 13-14 consist of Dachau arrival and "departure" records organized chonologically. Reels 15-19 consist of a typed alphabetical list of about 120,000 Dachau prisoners. This list was prepared after WWII. (See below for details.) Legibility of the USHMM copy is variable, but the NARA copies are mostly good.

Reel 10 (Dachau Alph. Reg 1 at NARA) consists solely of hand written ledger book lists of arrivals at Dachau. The arrival material goes all the way back to 1933, and in 1934-36 the lists were organized alphabetically, i.e., all prisoners with a family name which began with the letter L. In some cases date of death is included. The legibility of material for the early years varies considerably. In later years the names are organized solely by prisoner number, i.e., by order of arrival, and not alphabetically.

The amount of information given on each prisoner varies considerably. For all years name, date of birth and reason for being held e.g., Jude or ASO, is given. For some years even more information is given, including place of birth, nationality, profession and former address. Death is noted with a cross, and sometimes with a date.

Unfortunately, the material was not completely filmed in chronological/prisoner number order. However, this reel would appear to include information on all prisoners from the opening of the camp though March 1940, about 37,000 names.

Reel 11 (Dachau Reg 2 at NARA). This reel continues where 10 left off, with prisoner number 13501 in 1940 through prisoner number 79000 in July 1944. Initially the same types of information provided on earlier arrival continues but later, when prisoner arrivals increased, information is limited to date of arrival, name, prisoner number, date of birth and category of prisoner. Sometimes when a prisoner died a cross is placed by the name. The bulk of the prisoners in this time period were non-Jews but in 1944 substantial numbers of Jewish prisoners arrived. In some cases individual transport lists were arranged alphabetically, in which case the chronology/prisoner number is also alphabetical.

Reel 12 (Dachau Reg 3 at NARA) This reel continues where Reel 11 left off. It begins in July 1944 with prisoner number 78218 and continues through April 2, 1945 with prisoner number 147536. Format remains unchanged. Transports to Dachau came from the following other camps: Natzweiler, Gross Rosen, Mauthausen, Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, Sachsenhausen, Natzweiler and Stutthof. Cities from which prisoners were sent include Marburg, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, München, Salzburg, Trieste, Klagenfurt, Saarbrücken, Lyon, Budapest and Innsbrück.

Reel 13 (Dachau Livre d'entrée 4 at NARA) This reel is chronological and gives arrivals and "departures" (which include deaths) from December 1, 1941 through November 27, 1942. In each case the information includes prisoner name, number, category and nature of change e.g. Neuzugang, Entlassen, Abgang durch Tod. Date and place of birth and nationality are not give.

Reel 14 ( Dachau Livre d'entrée 5 at NARA) Continuation of reel 13 in same format. Covers period from April 16, 1943 through December 10, 1943.

Reel 15 (Liste inter Dachau 1 at NARA) Alphabetical typed list of Dachau prisoners prepared after WWII. Includes survivors (befreit). Generally includes name, date and place of birth and last residence, type of prisoner and what happened to that individual. Extensive use of abbreviations for camps to and from prisoners were sent. This reel includes names from Babel to Bystrom.

Reel 16 (Liste inter Dachau 2 at NARA) Same format as reel 15. Includes names beginning with the letter A and C-G.

Reel 17 (Liste inter Dachau 3 at NARA) Same format as two previous reels. Letters H-K.

Reel 18 (Liste inter Dachau 4 at NARA) Same format as previous reels. Letters L-Q.

Reel 19 (Liste inter Dachau 5 at NARA) Same format as previous reels for remainder of alphabet. Letters V-Z appear in mirror image.

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Reel 20
A0342 at USHMM
A3355 at NARA Kartei augewanderte Juden

First part of reel consists of cards on Jews who emigrated or went to other parts of Germany from northern Bavaria. Cards are alphabetical and give name, date and place of birth, place of residence, marital status, profession and destination e.g. New York. Sometimes names of relatives are included. Places mentioned include Schweinfurt, Aschaffenburg, and Würzburg, as well as many smaller towns, but not Nürnberg. Legibility is generally poor.

Second part of reel consists of individual forms on Jews who died in northern Bavaria in the 1930s and early 1940s, as well as a few Jews who were deported. Same geographic scope and information as above, except that additional information on the deceased person's assets is sometimes included.. List appears to be organized by town of residence but some town names appear several times. Poor legibility.

Reel concludes with a short list of persons who died at an unidentified location, probably Dachau. Gives name and date of birth and death. List is roughly alphabetical. Poor legibility.

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Reel 21-27 A0342 at USHMM
NARA A3355 Reel 1-7 Buchenwald inmates

Buchenwald registry book of prisoners, arranged by prisoner number. Information on each prisoner consists of name, category of prisoner, date of birth, date of arrival in camp, block in Buchenwald to which assigned, and, where applicable, transfer or date of death.

Numbering system is not chronologically consecutive, i.e., prisoner 5 may have arrived in Buchenwald before or after prisoner 3, and they may even have arrived in different years. To make this more complicated, prisoner number were reused. If the first "holder" of the number was transferred or died, the identical number might be assigned to someone else. For example, prisoner number 36368 was first "held" by Wasiljadi, Wasilij who was transferred to Dora on 29/10/1944. The number was then reassigned to Neufeld, Albert, who arrived in Buchenwald on 25/10/1944. In some cases as many as three persons held the same number, in some cases only one. There appears to be no pattern by nationality or type of prisoner.

Reel 21 Prisoner numbers 1-3988 and 33,000-39,000

Reel 22 Continues in same format. Prisoner numbers 4,001-11,784

Reel 23 Continues in same format. Prisoner numbers 14,000-15,000 and 16,000-29,000

Reel 24 Continues in same format. Prisoner numbers 29,000-32,000 and 48,000-50,000

Reel 25 Continues in same format. Prisoner numbers 39,000-41,000, 51,000-60,000 and 67,000-74,000.

Reel 26 Continues in same format. Prisoner numbers 61,000-66,999, 44,000-46,999, 42,000-42,999, and 47,000-47,999.

Reel 27 Continues in same format. Prisoner numbers 92,000-112,000.

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Reel 28 at USHMM A0342
Reel 8 Buchenwald A3355 at NARA

Begins in same format as previous reels, name, type of prisoner, date of birth, date of arrival and number, which may be barracks number. Prisoner numbers 1-12,000. Mostly legible in USHMM copy.

Death book, alphabetical. Name, date of birth, category and date of death

Resumption of prisoner registry, 114,000. Then scattered numbers ranging from 6747 to 77000. No pattern.

39011-41000 Hungarian Jews, legible.

12000-15147, Hungarian Jewish women forced laborers, legible.

20435-30624 poor legibility from year 1939.

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Reels 29-92 A0342 at USHMM
Reels 10A-66 A3355 at NARA
Buchenwald

This material was collected after WWII and consists of a mixture of Buchenwald concentration records on prisoners and post-war interviews of survivors. The entire collection is alphabetical with males listed in USHMM Reels 29-87 (NARA 10A-62), and females USHMM Reels 88-93 (NARA 62a-66).

The information on each prisoner/survivor varies widely, ranging from simple basic information such as name, date of birth, category of prisoner, and fate e.g., deceased or transferred, to detailed information on the individual and his/her family and previous places where that person had been held. The number of files is not known but it clearly does not include all prisoners/survivors.

The collection is generally alphabetical though occasional files are out of order, two reels (88 and 89) have been reversed, and Reels 66 and 67 are intermingled. All categories of prisoners are included and these have not been separated as is true of many other collections. Legibility is variable with the bulk of the USHMM copies in poor shape, while the NARA copies are generally legible.

Reel 29 (10A NARA) A-AN
Reel 30 (10B NARA) AN-BA
Reel 31 (11A NARA) BAL-BAS
Reel 32 (11B NARA) BAS-BES
Reel 33 (12A NARA) BES-BLUM
Reel 34 (12B NARA) BLUM-BRAN
Reel 35 (13A NARA) BRAN-BUCZ
Reel 36 (13B NARA) BUCZ-CHOL
Reel 37 (14 NARA) CHU-CYR
Reel 38 (15A NARA) CYRK-DEUT
Reel 39 (15B NARA) DEUT-DUCZ
Reel 40 (16A NARA) DUCZ-FAU
Reel 41 (16B NARA) FAU-FISC
Reel 42 (17 NARA) FISC-FRYS
Reel 43 (18 NARA) FRYS-GERT
Reel 44 (19 NARA) GERT-GONT
Reel 45 (20 NARA) GONT-GROS
Reel 46 (21 NARA) GROS-HAB
Reel 47 (22 NARA) HABE-HIL
Reel 48 (23 NARA) HIL-IPP
Reel 49 (24 NARA) IPA-JARE
Reel 50 (25 NARA) JARE-JUST
Reel 51 (26 NARA) JUST-KARP
Reel 52 (27 NARA KARP-KLEI
Reel 53 (28 NARA) KLEI-KOLE
Reel 54 (29 NARA) KOLE-KOST
Reel 55 (30 NARA) KOST-KRAW
Reel 56 (31 NARA) KRAW-KUPF
Reel 57 (32 NARA) KUPF-LASA
Reel 58 (33 NARA) LAWN-LEWA
Reel 59 (34 NARA) LEWA-LOEWY
Reel 60 (35 NARA) LOEWY-MANA
Reel 61 (36 NARA) MANA-MAUL
Reel 62 (37 NARA) MAXI-MICH
Reel 63 (38 NARA) MICH-MOR
Reel 64 (39 NARA) MOR-NEJA
Reel 65 (40 NARA) NEJA-NUSB
Reel 66 (41 NARA) NURT-PERI
Reel 67 (42 NARA PADU-PERI
Reel 68 (43 NARA) PERI-PLAT
Reel 69 (44 NARA) PLAT-POW
Reel 70 (45 NARA) POW-PRY
Reel 71 (46 NARA) PRY-REU
Reel 72 (47 NARA) REU-ROSI
Reel 73 (48 NARA) ROSI-SAGE
Reel 74 (49 NARA) SAGE-SCHE
Reel 75 (50 NARA) SCHE-SCHU
Reel 76 (51 NARA) SCHU-SIMA
Reel 77 (52 NARA) SIMA-SMIA
Reel 78 (53 NARA) SMET-STEI
Reel 79 (54 NARA) STEI-STRZ
Reel 80 (55 NARA) STRZ-SZRE
Reel 81 (56 NARA) SZRE-TITO
Reel 82 (57 NARA) TITO-TSCH
Reel 83 (58 NARA) TSCH-VESE
Reel 84 (59 NARA) VESE-WEIN
Reel 85 (60 NARA) WEIN-WOHR
Reel 86 (61 NARA) WOHR-ZAN
Reel 87 (62 NARA) ZAN-ZYZ
Reel 88 (63 NARA) CIES-JANK (women)
Reel 89 (62a NARA) ABA-CHU
Reel 90 (64 NARA) JAN-MIE
Reel 91 (65 NARA) MIE-SILB
Reel 92 (66 NARA) SIL-Z

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Reel 93 1996 A0342 USHMM
Buchenwald 67 NARA A3355

This reel begins with scattered information on various individuals beginning with the letter Z and going back to A. May be names inadvertently left out of previous reels.

This goes on to two partial chronological death books. One runs from February 12, 1943 to December 31, 1943. It is not clear whether this is for the main or a sub-camp. This is followed by another list, partially typed and partially handwritten for sub-camp Halbertstadt-Malachit beginning in 1944 and running through April 1945. Both lists give a stated cause of death.

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Natzweiler 1996 A0342 Reel 94 - 118 at USHMM
A3355 Natzweiler reels 68-92 at NARA

Material on reels is alphabetical as noted below. Information on each inmate varies. In some cases there are Fragebogen (questionnaires) which include date and place of birth, previous address, names and addresses for relatives. Medical records and lists of personal possessions also are often included. Small passport size photographs are sometimes included.


Reel 94 (Natzweiler 68 NARA) AA-AH
Reel 95 (Natzweiler 69 NARA) AI-BAT
Reel 96 (Natzweiler 70 NARA) BAT-BON
Reel 97 (Natzweiler 71 NARA) BOB-BUR
Reel 98 (Natzweiler 72 NARA) BUS-CUR
Reel 99 (Natzweiler 73 NARA) CUS-DUR
Reel 100 (Natzweiler 74 NARA) DUR-GAR
Reel 101 (Natzweiler 75 NARA) GAR-GOE
Reel 102 (Natzweiler 76 NARA) GOE-HUA
Reel 103 (Natzweiler 77 NARA) HUA-KAR
Reel 104 (Natzweiler 78 NARA) KAR-KRE
Reel 105 (Natzweiler 79 NARA) KRE-LEH
Reel 106 (Natzweiler 80 NARA) LEH-MAR
Reel 107 (Natzweiler 81 NARA) MAR-MOL
Reel 108 (Natzweiler 82 NARA) MOL-OL
Reel 109 (Natzweiler 83 NARA) OL-PIE
Reel 110 (Natzweiler 84 NARA) PIE-PON
Reel 111 (Natzweiler 85 NARA) PON-RIE
Reel 112 (Natzweiler 86 NARA) RIE-SAW
Reel 113 (Natzweiler 87 NARA) SAU-SEL
Reel 114 (Natzweiler 88 NARA) SEL-STA
Reel 115 (Natzweiler 89 NARA) STA-TEU
Reel 116 (Natzweiler 90 NARA) TEU-VAA
Reel 117 (Natzweiler 91 NARA) VAA-WIE
Reel 118 (Natzweiler 92 NARA WIE-Z

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Mauthausen Häftling Personalkarten
1996 A0342 at USHMM Reels 119-126
NARA A3355 Mauthausen Reels 1-8

Alphabetical cards on prisoners giving name, date and place of birth, names of relatives with addresses. Virtually none of these cards indicates the ultimate fate of these persons.

Collection contains virtually no Austrians and very few Jews.
Reel 119 (NARA Mauthausen 1) A-BOG
Reel 120 (NARA Mauthausen 2) BOH-GAS
Reel 121 (NARA Mauthausen 3) GAT-JI
Reel 122 (NARA Mauthausen 4) JOO-MOP
Reel 123 (NARA Mauthausen 5) MOR-RIZ
Reel 124 (NARA Mauthausen 6) REB-SHO
Reel 125 (NARA Mauthausen 7) SHU-TEL
Reel 126 (NARA Mauthausen 8) TEL-Z

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Mauthausen Death Books
1996 A0342 Reels 127-129 at USHMM
NARA A3355 Mauthausen

The first two reels consist of chronologically arranged death books from 1939 until April 29,1945. They are repeated on two later reels. A separate register was kept for prisoners of war and includes the period from 1941 to 1945.

Reel 127 (Mauthausen 9 and 18 at NARA) Chronological handwritten list of all deaths at Mauthausen (other than captured soldiers) from January 1939 through December 1944. Each entry includes prisoner's name, type of prisoner, prisoner number, date of birth and place of birth. Also lists cause of death, including number of "auf die Flucht erschossen" notations (shot while attempting to escape), which probably mostly consists of executions. Mauthausen 136 at USHMM and Mauthausen 18 at NARA are identical.

Reel 128 (Mauthausen 10 and 19 at NARA) Continuation of previous reel. Covers period from January 1 to April 29, 1945. Mauthausen 137 at USHMM and Mauthausen 19 at NARA are identical.

Reel 129 (Mauthausen Totenbuch 3 at NARA) Same format but only includes Kriegsgefangenen (captured soldiers). Covers years 1941-1945.

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Mauthausen Prisoner Records
1996 A0342 Reels 130-137 at USHMM
NARA A3355 Mauthausen

Reel 130 (Mauthausen 12 at NARA) This and the following reel consist of a prisoner register in numerical order. This reel runs from nr. 1 to 62,000. It lists prisoner number, name and type of prisoner, date of birth, place of birth, type of prisoner, and, in most cases, what happened to them.

Reel 131 (Mauthausen 13 at NARA) This is a continuation of the previous reel and runs from prisoner 62000 to prisoner 139000. Format is identical with previous reel.

Reel 132 (Mauthausen 14 at NARA) This consists of lists prepared after the end of WWII of persons who died in Mauthausen. The collection is extensive, but does not appear to be complete. It is organized by nationality, and within each nationality is alphabetical. The national categories, also alphabetical, vary in length from a single name to thousands of names. They are: Albania, Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Yugoslavia. There is also a category "nationality unknown". The information given is name, place and date of birth and date of death. Category of prisoner is not given.

Reel 133. (Mauthausen 15 at NARA) Small collection of Häftlings-Personal-Karten (individual prisoner cards) for Belgium Jews, all of whom apparently survived. These prisoners arrived in Mauthausen in early 1945 from other camps.

Reel 134. (Mauthausen 16 at NARA) Alphabetical handwritten list of prisoners beginning with the name Landsberg and going back to the letter A. Includes name, category of prisoner, date and place of birth, where arrested and what action taken e.g. transferred or released.

Reel 135. (Mauthausen 17 at NARA) Same format as previous reel but alphabetical from Z through TA. Then scattered names from J through A.

Reel 136. (Mauthausen 18 at NARA) Identical with USHMM reel 127 and NARA Mauthausen 18.

Reel 137. (Mauthausen 19 at NARA) Identical with USHMM reel 128 and NARA Mauthausen 19.

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Sandbostel
1996 A0342 Reel 138 at USHMM
NARA A3355 Sandbostel

The reel begins with typed lists of survivors, organized by nationality. Information usually limited to family name and initial of personal name. Number of survivors ranges from as few as 1 (Luxembourg) and 2 (Estonia) to 755 (France), 988 (Poland), and 1,828 (Russia). The countries listed are: Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Spain, and Yugoslavia.

The above is followed by a typed list dated May 7, 1944 giving names, age, city of birth and nationality. While not explained, this is probably a list of arrivals.

Next there is a list dated 12/5/1945 of survivors transferred from Neuengamme.

Alphabetical list of French survivors dated May 7, 1945. Further lists of survivors dated June 29, 1945 organized by nationality. These lists include religion. Nationalities listed are France, Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Hungary, Spain and Yugoslavia.

This is followed by cards on individuals, in no apparent order and lists of persons who died in Sandbostel after the end of WWII, again organized by nationality. In some cases individual medical records are included. The final list is of persons who died after the war in the Rotenburg/Hannover hospital.

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Bergen Belsen
1996 A0342 Reel 139 at USHMM
NARA A3355 Bergen Belsen

Material consists of lists and death certificates for a few hundred Bergen Belsen inmates who died in 1945. Death certificates provide name, nationality, date of birth and death, place of birth and, in many cases, information on other family members. Certificates are not arranged alphabetically or chronologically, so that a search for individual names is difficult. Most are non-Jews.

Lists appear to have been prepared after the war, and are sometimes broken down by nationality. Nationality lists include one for persons with Paraguayan passports, mostly Dutch Jews. These were not recognized in most cases for emigration purposes.

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Constanz
Reels 140 & 141 A0342 at USHMM
A3355 Reels Lager Constanz P1 & P2 at NARA

All the Constanz records date from May-June 1945 when large numbers of survivors were apparently sent via Constanz to various destinations, mostly to France. Survivors came from number of places, including Dachau, Mauthausen, Buchenwald and Auschwitz. Destinations mentioned include Strasbourg, Lyon, Belfort and Switzerland. Material consists of alphabetically arranged cards. Most cards contain name, home address, date of birth, when arrived and from where, and when and where they were sent. Category of former prisoner status is not given. Most prisoners were French and, judging by names, few, if any, appear to be Jewish.

Reel 140 (Constanz P1) Alphabetical collection of name cards A-Z. Most seem to have come from Dachau and be destined for France. Information on cards as noted above. This collection is followed by a new collection A-Z. Many of these persons are noted as sick, with diseases such as typhus and tuberculosis. This is followed by a brief alphabetical list of prisoners who died in Constanz.

Reel 141 (Constanz P2) Additional alphabetical collection of name cards from June 1945. Often includes address of next of kin. Some cards poorly legible. Arrivals mostly from Dachau and Buchenwald. Some noted as having died in Constanz.

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Gross Rosen
A0342 Reel 142 at USHMM
NARA A3355 Gross Rosen

This reel consists of arrival and "departure" lists from Gross Rosen from late 1943 to early 1945. The "departures" (Abgänge) are often listed as "entlassen" (released) but, from the textual material which accompanies these lists, it would appear that these "releases" were primarily or solely transfers. While religion is not given by any name, judging by the names, none of the persons named in these lists appears to be Jewish.

While the format varies slightly among the lists, most lists include category of prisoner (usually simply nationality) prisoner number, name, date and place of birth and, in most cases, what happened to that person, e.g. released or died. Almost all the lists are typed.

The material begins with arrival lists from December 2, 1943 to mid-1944. These are followed by "transfer/release lists from October 1944 to January 1945. Then further transfer/release lists dated from February 1944 through January 1945. An arrival list (date illegible) follows.

A handwritten ledger book of names follows, but it is not clear whether these are arrivals or departures.

This is followed by a large number of transfer/release lists, often not in chronological order, from December 1943 through November 1944. Finally, there are some mixed arrival and departure lists from June 1944.

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Mittelbau Sangerhausen
1996 A0342 Reel 143 USHMM
NARA A3355 Mittelbau Sangerhausen

The entire reel consists of individual death certificates in chronological order for the period November 1, 1944 through December 31, 1944. Certificate gives name, religion, date and place of birth and date of death, names and addresses of relatives. Persons listed are primarily non-Jewish.

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Jewish Agency for Palestine
1996 A0342 Reels 144 & 145 at USHMM
NARA A3355 Jewish Agency for Palestine Reels 1-2

Reel 144. This begins with an alphabetical list of 576 war criminals. This is followed by brief papers on war crimes at various locations, as follow:

  • Rabka
  • Debica
  • Trzebnia
  • Krakow
  • Bochnia
  • Tarnov
  • Lvov
  • Drohobycz
  • Stryj
  • Czortkow
  • Kolomea
  • Horodenka
  • Sniatyn
  • Radom
  • Sosnowice

These brief papers do not include name lists.

This is followed by typed alphabetical files on war criminals, giving personal data and the nature of their war crimes. This reel contains files on persons whose family names begin with A and goes through K.

Reel 145. Continues criminal files with names from L to Z.

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Buchenwald
"Strength Reports"
1996 A0342 Reels 146-180
NARA A3355 Buchenwald Daily Strength Reports

This collection consists of daily "arrivals" and "departures".  "Departures" include releases, transfers and deaths, and in many cases the record does not make it clear which type of "departure" is meant. Sections of this collection are chronological, as noted, but often skip dates which are picked up later. The collection includes prisoners of all types and nationalities. In most cases the information provided on each prisoner consists of prisoner number, category of prisoner, name, date of birth, block or sub-camp location and what action taken, e.g., transfer. In a few cases place of birth or last residence is given.


Reel 146.
  • November 21, 1943
  • December 31 - December 21, 1943
  • Undated list
  • February 10-11, 1945
  • January 2 - February 28, 1945
  • October 1, 1941 - December 1943

Reel 147.

  • September 30, 1941 - November 1, 1940
  • December 31, 1944 - July 1, 1944. Includes arrival lists from other camps such as Natzweiler, Dachau, Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen. Includes lists of Danish and Norwegian political prisoners, who were released.

Reel 148. Continuation of previous material but now consisting mainly of lists of arrivals and transfers, rather than daily reports. While generally in chronological order, often backwards, there are often major gaps between each listing. Most lists only give prisoner number, name and nationality or category of prisoner. In some cases, date of birth and profession are provided. Begins with December 27, 1941 and runs backwards to July 1937. Includes lists of transfers from other camps. e.g., Dachau, lists of Russian prisoners of war, Dutch hostages, etc. Material includes Jews and non-Jews, with some lists limited to opne or the other, and other lists mixed. Next grouping runs from June 8, 1943 through January 1942. Includes transfers from Auschwitz and Dachau. Then September 1943 through June 1943.

Reel 149. Continues to consist primarily of transport lists rather than daily reports. Begins with lists from June 24, 1944, going through June 13, 1944. Includes transport from Auschwitz. Then transports from August 15, 1944 through January 3, 1945. Includes transports to/from Neuengamme, Sachsenhausen, Natzweiler, Dachau, Stutthof, and Mauthausen. Sequence of lists not always chronological. Then transports from October 1943 through January, 1944. Includes non-Jewish transport lists from Paris and the Soviet union. Also transports from/to Neuengamme, Flossenburg.

Reel 150. Material resumes daily report format, beginning with March 1, 1945-April 4, 1945. Date of birth included for most prisoners who died in camp. Otherwise information generally limited to prisoner number, name and type of prisoner. April 4-7, 1945 more detailed death reports, including cause of death and place of birth or residence. Resumes previous format April 7-8, 1945. November 2, 1939-October 31, 1940 daily reports. January 1, 1939-October 31, 1939 daily reports.

Reel 151. Daily "strength reports" in same format as above. Begins December 31, 1940 and goes backward to July 2, 1939. Includes transports to and from Dachau and lists of Polish forced laborers with date of birth and town of origin.

Reel 152. Begins with "strength reports" from July 1, 1939 backwards to December 31, 1938. Then transport lists from March 29, 1945 back to September 1944. Includes transports from Bergen Belsen, Ravensbrück and Auschwitz.

Reel 153.Transport lists beginning on September 12, 1944 and running through February 13, 1944. Not always in exact chronological order. Transports from Neuengamme, Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, and Flossenburg. Some daily strength reports for May 1944 included.

Reel 154. Daily strength reports intermixed with transports. Begins January 3. 1945 through March 21, 1945. Then January 23, 1945 through September 1944. February 16, 1945 through September 1944. January 30, 1945 through September 1944. November 19, 1944 through September 1944. November 1944 through August 1944. February 1945 through August 1944. January 1945 through October 1944. March 1945. January 1945 through January 1944. Includes transports from Auschwitz, Ravensbrück, Dachau, Gross Rosen, and Sachsenhausen.

Reel 155. Transport lists. March 1, 1945-December 14, 1944. February 13, 1945-December 1944. March 1, 1945 - October 1944. December 11, 1944 - January 1945. February 1943 - December 21, 1942. August 20, 1943 - October 1943. February 1945 - October 1944. February 1945-March 1945. September 1943 - October 1943. August 1943-October 1943. November 1944 - March 1945. October-November 1944. Transports from Dachau, Gross Rosen, Stutthof, Ravenbrück, Mauthausen, and Auschwitz.

Reel 156. Day by day strength reports including transport arrivals and departures. Goes from December 30, 1943 back to January 1, 1943. Information on prisoners usually consists of category, name, and date of birth. In some cases place of birth also given. Most persons forced laborers. Transports to/from Sachsenhausen, Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, Dachau and Neuengamme.

Reel 157. Continuation of day by day reports beginning September 18, 1942 and going through December 1942, though not always consecutively. Then back from October 1942 through January 1941. Same format as above with transports to/from Sachsenhausen, Ravensbrück, Natzweiler, Dachau and Mauthausen.

Reel 158. Most of this reel consists of daily Veränderungsmeldungen, changes in duties/work assignments within Buchenwald. These run from February 1941 to December 1942. This is followed by the usual day by day "strength changes", i.e., arrivals and "departures", from January 1, 1942 through August 3, 1942. These include a few transports, including one Dachau transport with Polish Geistlichen (priests), several Russian prisoner of war transports and one transport with Dutch hostages.

Reel 159. This reel consists of a mixture of strength reports and transports. Segments are sometimes in chronological order. Not all transport lists are clear as to whether they are arrivals or "departures" but most seem to be the former. Source of transports is usually, but not always, given. Times covered range from 1943 to 1945 but last section begins December 31, 1942 and goes back to November 10, 1940. Most lists only give names and prisoner category, but daily strength reports and a few transports include date of birth. Most transports consist of forced laborers but a number of Jewish transports are included.

Reel 160. Begins with small transport lists dated March 1945 as well as a few work details. Then large (3,260) transport from Gross Rosen dated February 2, 1945. This is followed by block and other health lists. Daily strength reports for October 1944, then large number of transports beginning in September/October 1944 and going back to February of that year. Includes transfers from Dachau, Natzweiler, Bergen Belsen, and Sachsenhausen, as well as deportations from France and Belgium (non-Jewish) and Hungary (Jewish). Also one transport largely of gypsies. Reel ends with daily Dora reports from October 1943 through March 1945. Often small transfers within Buchenwald system.

Reel 161. Begins with daily strength reports, and some transports commencing on January 2, 1945 and going back to April 1, 1944. Does not include every day. Strength report changes consist of deaths, escapes, and transfers. Usually includes information on date of birth and category of person (i.e., Jew) and sometimes nationality. Lists include release of 200 Danes on December 8, 1944 and Dutch political prisoners on November 13, 1944. These reports are followed by transport lists beginning December 21, 1943 and going back to December 1942. Include transports from Ravensbrück, Warsaw, Dachau, Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, Sachsenhausen, Neuengamme and Gross Rosen. These are followed by lists of persons released in 1938 and then by transports from October 1942 back to March 1942. Then skips to October 1941 back to 1940. Reel concludes with lists of arrivals from Auschwitz and Ravensbrück of women prisoners between October 1944 and August 1944. Information on these prisoners is more complete than usual lists and includes place as well as date of birth.

Reel 162. Reel begins with work details, transports and death lists from February 28, 1945 back to January 2, 1945. Then same type of material from March 27, 1945 back to February 28, 1945. Then largely transports from January 30, 1945 back to September 1944, March 1945 back to October 1944, December 1944 back to October 1944. Includes transports to/from Bergen Belsen, Auschwitz, Ravensbrück and Gross Rosen. Transports in January-February 1945-including Gross Rosen, Sachsenhausen, Auschwitz, and Natzweiler.List of persons with effects. Transports to Lublin/Lwow March 1944. Transports December 1944-January 1945 and then March 1945 back through April 1944. Latter include Bergen Belsen, Sachsenhausen, Flossenbürg, Auschwitz and Dachau.

Reel 163. Reel begins with July 1944 transport of Norwegians. Then transports to and from Buchenwald, and to subcamps, beginning March 1944 going back to August 1940. Includes transports to/from Majdanek, Mauthausen, Ravensbrück, Sachasenhausen, Neuengamme, Dachau, Gross Rosen, Natzweiler and Auschwitz. Then scatered transports from June 1944 through mid-1943. Then large transports January-March 1945 from Gross Rosen, Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen

Reel 164. Reel begins with strength reports for July 24, 1937, then December 31 - December 14, 1938, April 8, 1937 and then December 13, 1938 - 20 July 1937. Then transports January - March 1945, including from/to Dachau and Flossenburg. Medical reports, "transportfähig" or "voll arbeits fähig" from the camp doctor for October 1943. Then daily strength reports beginning December 13 through September 8, 1938, December 31 - December 13, 1938, September 6 - July 8, 1938.

Reel 165. Begins with transports for September - July 1944. Includes transports from Neuengamme, Natzweiler, Trieste, Radom, Belfort, Sachsenhausen and Stutthof. Then goes to transports between March 1945 and October 1944. Includes transports from Bergen Belsen, Ravensbrück, Auschwitz, and Stutthof. The transports in January-February 1945 from Gross Rosen, Auschwitz. Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen. Then daily strength reports for January 1944 on to end of year.

Reel 166. This reel consists solely of transports during 1944. Includes transports to/from Flossenburg, Neuengamme, Natzweiler, Bergen Belsen, Ravensbrück, Sachsenshausen, and Auschwitz.

Reel 167. Transports beginning in December 1944 and going on to February 1945 and then back to August 1944. Primarily Ravensbrück, but also Stutthof. Then transports from March 1945 back to September 1944. Bergen Belsen, Ravensbrück and Auschwitz. Then transports January 1945 back to July 1944. Some of these transports are from Buchenwald, but most are to Buchenwald. Includes Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen, Dachau, Stutthof, Flossenbürg, Neuengamme, Gross Rosen, as well as transports from Krakau/Plaszow, Budapest, Graz (Hungarian Jews), and Trieste. Finally, transports between October and December 1944 from Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, and Ravensbrück.

Reel 168. This reel consists exclusively of transports. Begins July 1944 through December 1943 with transports and related property to Flossenbürg. Then August 1944 intermittently through October 1940, primarily involving Dachau. Then March 1945 through May 1943 to Bergen Belsen. Then transports from Auschwitz September 1944 back to October 1942. September through December transports from Ravensbrück. Then large number of transports not always in chronological order between October 1944 and March 1945. Camps include Ravensbrück, Bergen Belsen, Stutthof, and Auschwitz.

Reel 169. This reel contains all transports. June - January 1943 arrivals from Sachsenhausen, Dachau, Natzweiler, Mauthausen, Auschwitz, as well as transports from Paris and Lublin (non-Jews). Then transports December-November 1944 from Natzweiler, Neuengamme (Danes), Auschwitz, Dachau, Stutthof, Flossenbürg, Sachsenhausen, Gross Rosen as well as Krakau and Budapest. Then January-February 1944 Sachsenhausen, Auschwitz, Paris, Oslo and Trieste -last three non-Jews. September 1944 Auschwitz. January - March 1945 mostly internal transports and changes to earlier lists. September-October 1944 Ravensbrück and Auschwitz -former includes two transports of gypsies.

Reel 170. Transports from January through June 1944, then back to April. Includes transports from Sachsenhausen, Gross Rosen, Stutthof, Auschwitz, Neuengamme, Dachau, Flossenbürg, as well as Paris, Brussels and Trieste. Latter city transports do not include Jews. Then transports from January 1943 through end of year. Includes transports from Natzweiler, Mauthausen, Auschwitz, Gross Rosen, Dachau and Neuengamme as well as city transports from Paris, Prag, Lublin, Kiew, Nikolajew, Kirowgrad, and Dnepropetowsk.

Reel 171. This reel consists almost exclusively of transports between Buchenwald and its subcamps. It is largely organized by subcamp and then by date. The dates range from 1943 to 1945. Subcamps include Kalkum, Weimar, Göttingen, Kassel, Arolsen, Giessen, Wennigerode, Leipzig, Schlieben, Colditz, Taucha, Langensalna, Dessau and Aschersleben. One transport from Sachsenhausen to Leipzig is also included.

Reel 172. This reel begins with a large number of transports between Buchenwald and various subcamps between January 1945 and various times in 1944. Subcamps include Laura, Abterode, Wille, Tröglitz, Plömnitz, Jena, Sonneberg, Wälzer, Berga and Billrode. This is followed by death lists day by day from February 2, 1945 back to January 1944. List includes Jews and non-Jews and sometimes also next of kin outside camp. This is followed by transport lists, arrivals, in January 1945 from Dachau, Flossenbürg, Natzweiler, Auschwitz and Köln.

Reel 173. Transports to Buchenwald between January 3 and March 31, 1945. Transports from Gross Rosen, Sachsenhausen, Auschwitz, Natzweiler, Ravensbrück, Neuengamme, Flossenbürg and various subcamps. Daily lists of releases beginning December 28, 1940 and going back to April 1940. Two transports, one December 11, 1940 from Dachau and the second to Bergen Belsen. Individual cards on prisoners for January 1945 (mostly illegible on USHMM film.)

Reel 174. Reel begins with lists of persons who died, starting with December 28 and going back to February 17, 1943. Then lists of transports in no apparent order from September 1944 to March 1945. Include Bergen Belsen, Auschwitz, Ravensbrück, Stutthof, Sachsenhausen, Flossenbürg, Gross Rosen, Dachau, Neuengamme, Mauthausen, Trieste, and Budapest as well as transfers within Buchenwald system, including Mühlhausen, Düsseldorf, Duisburg, Wansleben and Markklosberg. This is followed by a brief list of persons who were sick or died. Then transports again, but largely illegible on museum copy. Finally, death lists from February 1943 back to July 1941.

Reel 175. Reel consists exclusively of transports. Begins in January 1945 and goes back as far as September 1944 and, intermittently, up to March 1945. Then begins October 1944, March 1945 and back and forth in timing to May 1944. Includes transports from Ravensbrück, Bergen Belsen, Auschwitz, and Dachau as well as some transports without clear place of origin.

Reel 176. Most of reel consists of transports. Begins May 1944 and goes back to February 1944. Transports from Flossenbürg, Auschwitz , Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Gross Rosen, Neuengamme, Stutthof and Paris and Nikolajew. Then transports from January 1945 back to August 1944 from Ravensbrück, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Auschwitz and Neuengamme. Then transports from June 1943 back to January 1943, from Natzweiler, Auschwitz, Lublin and Paris. Last part of reel partly administrative and partly statistical going back as far as 1939, e.g. numbers of prisoners broken down by type, age, etc.

Reel 177. Identical with reel 176.

Reel 178. This reel consists exclusively of transports/transfers. It begins with arrivals December 31, 1943 and goes backwards to July 1, 1943. Sources of transports include Neuengamme, Dachau, Natzweiler, Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Flossenbürg, Stutthof, Gross Rosen and Sachsenhausen. Also Paris, Riga, Nikolajew and Kirowograd. This section is followed by transports beginning in October 1944, then April-January 1944. Much of this material is illegible on USHMM's copy. Sources of transports include Auschwitz, Neuengamme, Dachau, Sachsenhausen and Paris. Then transports May and June 1944 and August-July 1944. These are almost completely illegible in Museum's copy.

Reel 179. Transports beginning March 9, 1945 and going back to January 1944. Some to subcamps but also transports from Natzweiler, Bergen Belsen, Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Flossenbürg, Auschwitz, and Mauthausen. Includes list of released Danes. Begins with daily reports of arrivals for August 1943, then transports for July-September 1943, not always in chronological order. Transports from Natzweiler, Auschwitz, Sachsenhausen, Neuengamme, Ravensbrück as well as Lublin and Paris. Then few transports from Bergen Belsen from March 1945 to November 1944. Then January-February 1945, primarily Gross Rosen, but also Sachsenhausen, Flossenbürg, Auschwitz, Natzweiler and Kattowitz. Finally, transports in July and August 1944 from Stutthof, Auschwitz, Sachsenhausen, Krakow and Flossenbürg.

Reel 180. Transports beginning October 1942 and going intermittently through July 1943. Not all in chronological order. Mostly transports within Buchenwald system but also includes transports to/from Sachsenhausen, Gross Rosen, Ravensbrück, Auschwitz, Dachau and Neuengamme. Then October 1944 erasures of prisoners' numbers due to transfers. Then scattered transports beginning in April 1944 (Bergen Belsen) going up to November 1944 and back to August 1943. Mostly internal transfers but also Sachsenhausen, Gross Rosen, Stutthof and Lublin. Then transports April-June 1944 and September 1943. Finally, scattered transports from February 1945 back to August 1944 and then forward to January 1945 and back to August 1944.


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Buchenwald
Death Lists
1196 A0342 Reels 181-189 USHMM
NARA A3355 Buchenwald Todesmeldungen 1-9

These reels consist of individual cards giving information on persons who died in Buchenwald.  The information given generally consists of prisoner number, name, date of birth and death, cause of death and, sometimes, where that person had been arrested.  The cards are in chronological clusters, as noted below.  It is possible that these clusters are broken down by sub-camps, but no such information is given.


Reel 181.
  • Cards dated from May 19, 1942 through June 22, 1941
  • Cards dated from November 30, 1943 through October 17, 1942
  • Cards dated from February 28, 1944 through February 26, 1944

Reel 182
  • Cards dated from February 26, 1944 through January 31, 1944
  • Cards dated from March 31, 1943 through March 1, 1943
  • Cards dated from August 4, 1942 through May 20, 1942
  • Cards dated from February 24, 1945, with scattered dates to April 1945. Some cards only contain the prisoner number, i.e. no name.

Reel 183
  • Cards dated from May 31, 1943 through May 1, 1943
  • Cards dated from August 29, 1944 through July 1, 1944
  • Cards dated from February 28, 1943 through February 15, 1943

Reel 184
  • Cards dated from February 14, 1943 through February 1, 1943
  • Cards dated from June 23, 1941 through March 1, 1941
  • Cards dated from December 31, 1943 through December 1, 1943

Reel 185
  • Cards dated from October 26, 1944 through October 1, 1944
  • Cards dated from January 31, 1944 through January 1, 1944

Reel 186
  • Cards from August 6, 1942 through March 4, 1942
  • Cards from January 21, 1945 through December 30, 1944

Reel 187
  • Card for December 30, 1944
  • Cards from June 30, 1944 through May 1, 1944
  • Cards from January 30, 1943 through January 2, 1943
  • Cards from November 29, 1944 through November 15, 1944

Reel 188
  • Cards from November 15, 1944 through October 30, 1944
  • Cards from October 16, 1942 through August 5, 1942
  • Cards from June 30, 1943 through June 1, 1943
  • Cards from April 30, 1943 through April 1, 1943

Reel 189
  • Cards from March 7, 1940 through February 1, 1940
  • Cards from June 2, 1940 through March 1, 1940
  • Four cards for July 1939
  • Cards for scattered dates, no pattern
  • Cards from November 25, 1938 through November 19, 1938
  • Cards from November 25, 1938 through January 15, 1939
  • Scattered cards for December 1944

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