Index to Soviet Extraordinary Commission Pinsk Records

INTRODUCTION

This database includes 11,704 Holocaust victims from Pinsk as recorded in the "Extraordinary State Commission to Investigate German-Fascist Crimes Committed on Soviet Territory" (Soviet Extraordinary Commission) between 1944 and 1945.

Created by the Soviet Union at the end of World War II to document German crimes during the occupation, the Soviet Extraordinary Commission compiled testimonial information gathered from the evidence of neighbors, eyewitnesses, and survivors. Regional commissions contributed their reports to a centralized commission in Moscow. Information on victims from Pinsk includes surnames, forenames (often only first initial), and birth year.

These records are from Fond 7021 of the State Archive of the Russian Federation (GARF), formerly known as the Central State Archive of the October Revolution (TsGAOR), in Moscow. Microfilmed copies are located in the Archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), and the name index was created by the Registry of Holocaust Survivors. Because of the testimonial nature of these documents, this list should not be considered a comprehensive record of Jewish victims from Pinsk.

The fields included in this list are as follows:

Surname
Forename
Patronymic
Birth Year
Gender
Nationality
Profession
Address
Status
Folder
Opis
Page
Line
Notes

The following is a glossary of terms used in this list:

Gender
muzh or muzhskoy male
zhen or zhenskiy female
Nationality
belor or belorus Belorussian
evrey or Yevrey Jewish
pol Polish
Russ or russk or russkiy Russian
ukrain Ukrainian
Profession
domokhoz or domokhozyayka housewife
fabrika factory
faner. Zavod veneer factory
glav. bukh. [glavnyy bukhgalter] bookkeeper
kassir cashier
khlebopashets peasant
plotnik carpenter
porta [nominative: port] port
rabochiy worker
sapozhnik shoemaker
shofer chauffeur, driver
sluzhasch.[Sluzhaschiy] worker (white collar,clerk)
tekhnik technician
uchitelnitsa teacher (school-mistress)
v parikmakherskoy (worked) at hair shop
Status
poveshan hanged
rasstrelen, rasstrelyan, rasstrelyany, or rastrelyan killed

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The information contained in this database was indexed from the files of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (#RG 22.002M Reel 24). This information is accessible to you today thanks to the effort of the following at the USHMM: Michael Haley-Goldman and Vadim Altskan.


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