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25 January 2016
On 21 January 2016 the Department for Archives and Records Management of the Justice Ministry held an extended board meeting to review the results of the archives and records authorities and the state archival institutions in 2015 and to set the objectives for 2016.

Attending the meeting were First Deputy Minister for Justice V. Kulakovsky, heads and deputy heads of the main justice boards at the regional executive committees and the Minsk City Executive Committee, heads of the archives and records divisions, directors of the state archival institutions, members of the Department for Archives and Records Management. In all, 72 people attended the meeting.

Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management V. Adamushko delivered a report. Directors of the state archival institutions and local representatives participated in the debates. In 2015 the state archival institutions completed the implementation of the Archives of Belarus State Programme for 2011-2015. In all, 40,8 billion roubles were spent on this project.

As on 1 January 2016, the state archives preserve 48,622 fonds of 1,2678,254 paper records, 13 fonds of 635 electronic records, 41,072 film records; 257,087 photographic records; 18,889 sound records; 4,670 video records; 738 museum items.

An important field of activity is the provision of information services and the execution of social and legal requests. In 2015 the state archives handled 356 genealogical inquiries, 2,827 subject inquiries, 11,702 biographical inquiries, 28,318 social and legal inquiries. Over 12,000 people visited the archives in person. 50 official heraldic symbols were added to the State Heraldry Register of the Republic of Belarus.

In 2015 the state archival institutions released 12 editions, including nine books of published documents, two annual periodicals and one monograph, prepared 88 exhibitions of documents.

20 January 2016

A book of documents The Grodno Orthodox Eparchy 1921–1939
The State Archives of Grodno Region published a book of documents The Grodno Orthodox Eparchy 1921–1939: Documents and Materials.

The book includes 40 documents (originals or their authorized copies) translated from the Polish language into Russian. These are the unique archival documents on the history of Grodno Orthodox Eparchy in the period between the world wars, which are held at the State Archives of Grodno Region. Most of the documents have been published for the first time.

The edition is designed for historians, local specialists, graduate and postgraduate students of the humanities and everyone interested in the history of this country.

19 January 2016
Hubert Steiner from the Austrian National Archives in Vienna pays a visit to Belarus on 15 - 20 January 2016. For 30 years he has conducted research into the history of Jewish families in the Second World War, the fates of individual persons, and has been studying and collecting documents relating to the concentration camp at Maly Trostenets. This was the largest death camp in Belarus and the occupied USSR, created in 1941 in the environs of Minsk. At Trostenets the Nazis killed civilians, prisoners of war from the USSR and citizens of Jewish nationality from Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia and Austria. As part of the research, H. Steiner wrote a number of articles on the work of the Austrian Historical Commission for Issues of Deportation of Vienna Jews to Belarus.

On 18 January 2016 at the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus the lists of Austrian Jews deported to Belarus in the Second World War were handed over to Belarusian side. The lists include nearly 10 000 family names.

Director of the Department for Archives and Records Management of Belarus Vladimir Adamushko and Director of the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Kurash took part and spoke at the event.


The lists of Austrian Jews deported to Belarus in World War Two handed over to Belarusian side at the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus


The lists of Austrian Jews deported to Belarus in World War Two handed over to Belarusian side at the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus


The lists of Austrian Jews deported to Belarus in World War Two handed over to Belarusian side at the National Archives of the Republic of Belarus

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