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:
The following is a glossary of terms used in this list:
|muzh or muzhskoy||male|
|zhen or zhenskiy||female|
|belor or belorus||Belorussian|
|evrey or Yevrey||Jewish|
|Russ or russk or russkiy||Russian|
|domokhoz or domokhozyayka||housewife|
|faner. Zavod||veneer factory|
|glav. bukh. [glavnyy bukhgalter]||bookkeeper|
|porta [nominative: port]||port|
|sluzhasch.[Sluzhaschiy]||worker (white collar,clerk)|
|v parikmakherskoy||(worked) at hair shop|
|rasstrelen, rasstrelyan, rasstrelyany, or rastrelyan||killed|
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.