2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2021 12:37 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking finding aid for SS-Enlisted Men files

    Richard Deveau-Maxwell Newbie

      Seeking the finding aid for SS Enlisted Men files for A3343 series. I have the finding aid for SS Officer files, but not the one for Enlisted files.

        • Re: Seeking finding aid for SS-Enlisted Men files
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



          Here is some information below. I presume you are looking for an individual there is an area please click on the link open it and then scroll down until you see I highlighted box called "search within this series" the names of SS men are alphabetized. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/12033716


          Record Group 242:

          National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, 1675 - 1958

          Copies of Service Records of Selected Mainly Schutzstaffel (SS) Officers, ca. 1947 - 1994

          ARC Identifier:12033716
          HMS/MLR Entry Number:P 33
          HMS Record Entry ID:HS1-185162150
          Former HMS/MLR Entry Number:ZZ-29


          Please follow the link. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/captured-german-records/microfilm/m2088.pdf




          Personnel records for SS military personnel are reproduced on accessioned microfilm publication A3343 received from the former Berlin Document Center (BDC) under the following series designations: SS Officer Personnel Files, series SSO; SS Enlisted Men Personnel Files, series SM; SS Women Personnel Files, series SF; and SS Lists, series SS. Descriptions of the contents and arrangement of the records in these series are available in the Microfilm Research Room at the National Archives at College Park, MD.; a general finding aid to these and other microfilmed series accessioned from the former BDC is The Holdings of the Berlin Document Center: A Guide to the Collections (Berlin: Berlin Document Center, 1994).

          1 person found this helpful
          • Re: Seeking finding aid for SS-Enlisted Men files
            Rachael Salyer Pioneer

            Dear Mr. Deveau-Maxwell,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Records Relating to Membership in the Schutzstaffeln (SS) of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) (Microfilm Publication A3343) in the National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized (Record Group 242) that includes the sub-series SS Enlisted Men Personnel Files (SM). These records and their associated finding aids, including a roll list and a name index, have not been digitized. Please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) at archives2reference@nara.gov for access to and information about these records.


            As Mr. Schneider noted, more information about the microfilmed Captured German Records can be found on our website.


            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


            Finally, for original personnel and related records concerning the Nazi party and affiliated organizations, you may wish to contact the Bundesarchiv, Postfach 450 569, 12175 Berlin, Germany. 


            We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!