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The Documentation Centre contains extensive personal information about the fate of those persecuted during the National Socialist dictatorship and the Communist dictatorship in the Soviet Occupation Zone and the GDR. They mainly come from transportation lists, prison occupancy lists, detention index cards, investigation files, court decisions, rehabilitation procedures, research projects and search queries.
Key data on the lives of hundreds of thousands of victims of political tyranny can now be accessed online.
Our documentary and research work concentrates on the following historical topics:
German civilians and soldiers persecuted by Soviet penal institutions
The database on rehabilitated German citizens contains data on approximately 13,000 people who were sentenced by Soviet military courts or other Soviet military penal institutions on the territory of the Soviet occupation zone / German Democratic Republic or the USSR from 1941 onwards.
>> Database: convicted Germans
The database of “Death sentences at Soviet military courts against German civilians (1944–1947)” contains data on 2,542 German civilians who were probably or definitely executed between 1944 and 1947 following death sentences by Soviet military courts on the territory of the Soviet Occupation Zone.
>> Database: German civilians sentenced to death (1944–1947)
Members of the Red Army held by Germany as prisoners of war
The database of Soviet prisoners of war contains personal data on prisoners of war who were detained in prison camps or labour camps on the former territory of the German Reich.
>> Database: Soviet prisoners of war
Graves of Soviet citizens in Saxony
The databases of Soviet citizens’ graves on the territory of the Free State of Saxony (Germany) include, firstly, a database of graves and cemeteries with photographs and other information and, secondly, a database of the names of Soviet citizens buried in Saxony.
>> Database: Soviet citizens who died in Saxony
>> Database: Graves in Saxony
Database “Jews in Dresden, 1933–1945”
This database contains the names of roughly 6,000 Dresden Jews who were persecuted, deported or murdered under National Socialism, or who emigrated or disappeared.
>> Database “Jews in Dresden, 1933–1945”
Inmates of former Nazi concentration camps in Saxony
During their seizure of power, the National Socialists established the first concentration camps in the spring of 1933. On the basis of archive documents, the Documentation Centre provides information about the inmates of former concentration camps in Saxony, and in particular inmates of the Sachsenburg concentration camp near Chemnitz. We can also arrange contact people for further research.