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You can find documents about people who were persectued during National Socialism in Berlin and ist surroundings in the following four archives: Landesarchiv Berlin (County Archive Berlin), Bundesarchiv (Federal Archive), Entschädigungsbehörde (Office for Reconciliation) and the Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv Potsdam (County Archive of Brandenburg). The team of the Coordination Office will gladly help you with first questions, but the office is no archive and we do not have any files or specific information about persecuted people. Detailed answers can mostly only be found in the archives.
 
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During the research about the data of victims of the Nazis for a Stolperstein (name, fate and address), mostly these sources are used:

Files of the „Oberfinanzpräsidenten Berlin-Brandenburg“: Brandenburgisches Landeshauptarchiv, Zum Windmühlenberg, Postfach 600449, 14469 Potsdam/Bornim, Tel.: 0331 5674-0, Fax: 0331 5674-212, E-Mail: poststelle@blha.brandenburg.de.

Archival material of Jewish communities, institutions and persons: Centrum Judaicum, Oranienburger Str 28/30 10117 Berlin, Archiv und Bibliothek, Tel: 030 - 880284-25 /-26, Fax: 030 – 88028- 405, E-Mail: archiv@centrumjudaicum.de.

Archives of the der Memorial sites of former concetration camps.

Berlin addressbooks in the libraries: Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin, online: http://adressbuch.zlb.de/.

Bundesarchiv Berlin (Federal Archiv) , „Residentenliste“ (list of residents), requests should be made to: nm.zimmermann@bundesarchiv.de.

Digital Monument to the Jewish Community in the Netherlands, online: www.joodsmonument.nl.

Documentation of the persecution of the Jews: Bundesarchiv, Dienstort Berlin-Lichterfelde, Finckensteinallee 63, 12205 Berlin, Tel.: 03018/7770-0, Fax: 03018/7770-111, E-Mail: berlin@bundesarchiv.de.

Files of reconciliation: Landesamt für Bürger- und Ordnungsangelegenheiten Berlin Abt. I, Entschädigungsbehörde Fehrbelliner Platz 1, 10707 Berlin, Tel.: 030 - 9012-0, Fax: 030 - 9012-4001, E-Mail: entschaedigung@labo.berlin.de.

Genealogic databases

The Memorial Book of the Federal Archives for the Victims of the Persecution of Jews in Germany (1933-1945), herausgegeben durch das Bundesarchiv, Koblenz 2006, Online (Bundesarchiv, Stand: 2010): www.bundesarchiv.de/gedenkbuch.

ITS-Arolsen, International Tracing Service in Bad Arolsen. Große Allee 5 - 9, 34454 Bad Arolsen, Tel.: +49 (5691) 629-0, Fax: +49 (5691) 629-501, E-Mail: communications@its-arolsen.org.

Jüdisches Adressbuch für Gross-Berlin (Jewish Adressbook of Greater Berlin), 1931, facsimile reproduktion with a preface by Hermann Simon, Berlin 1994.

Jewish cemetary Weißensee E-Mail: juedfriedweissensee@jg-berlin.org.

Landesarchiv Berlin (County Archive Berlin), files „Opfer des Faschismus“ (victims of fascism), Wiedergutmachungsakten (reconciliation files), Eichborndamm 115-121, 13403 Berlin, Tel.: (030) 90264-0, Fax: (030) 90264-201, E-Mail: info@landesarchiv.berlin.de.

The reconciliation index cards have been digitalized. Here, you can search for names online: http://www.wga-datenbank.de

Death registers of memorials of former concentration camps, especially Auschwitz (Ksiegi zgonów z Auschwitz, Fragmente. Staatliches Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, London / Paris 1995), Theresienstadt (Theresienstädter Gedenkbuch. Die Opfer der Judentransporte aus Deutschland nach Theresienstadt 1942-1945, Prag 2000), Łódź / Litzmannstadt /Berliner Juden im Getto Litzmannstadt 1941–1944. Ein Gedenkbuch. Bearbeitet von Ingo Loose. Berlin–Łódź 2009 (Berlin Jews in the Ghetto Litzmannstadt).

Yad Vashem, The Central Database of Shoa Victims, Online: www.yadvashem.org.