‘More Terrifying Than the Germans’: Information About the Holocaust from Investigation Files of Local Policemen (the Case of Kryvyi Rih)

The post presents the Soviet investigation files of Kryvyi Rih policemen from the SBU archives. The post examines arrest warrants, interrogation transcripts, indictments and verdicts from these files and shows how these materials make it possible to study the course of events during the largest mass shooting of Jews in the city on 14 October 1941. Additionally, the files make it possible to identify the perpetrators and victims of the Holocaust in the region. The post also uses the material to research other criminal activities of the local police against the Jewish population. The post advocates for further investigation and analysis of the criminal files of local policemen.

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