United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ArchivesFinding AidRG-15Poland
Records of the RSHA - Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Office of the High Command of Security Service pursuing the racial objectives of the SS through Race and Resettlement Office).
78 microfilm rolls
After Polish military units captured the records in 1945, they were held by theMinistry of Security (after 1956, Ministry of the Interior) as a closed collection until 1985.Polish security agencies did not keep accurate records relating to these files. Some itemsintended to assist security activities were subsequently added from Soviet and other repositories.The Institute of National Memory, Main Commission for the Investigation of Crimes Againstthe Polish Nation now holds the collection as fond 362.
Restrictions on Access:
No restriction on access.
Restriction on Use:
Restrictions apply for reproduction and publication. Consult Article VIII of the cooperative agreement with the Main Commission located at the USHMM Archivesreference desk.
Organization and Arrangement:
Arrangement of the 78 microfilm rolls and the folders withinthem are thematic. Folder-level description; Polish-language index on roll number one.
Primarily in German with some Polish and English.
Standard citation for the United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumCollections Division, Archives Branch
.Scope and Content:
This collection contains reports, correspondence, case files, and the likefrom the archives of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, Amt VII. Included is information about themonitoring of religious groups, churches, political organizations, and other Masonicorganizations, as well as of members of the clergy, police, journalists, scholars, and individuals by the Sicherheitspolizei und Sicherheitsdienst des Reichsführers-SS. In its totality, thecollection reveals much about the interests of Franz A. Six, head of theReichssicherheitshauptamt, Amt VII. Also included are periodic, special, and situation reportsrelating to administration of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt. The majority of the records date
RG-15.007M Records of the RSHA – Reichssicherheitshauptamt.