FAQs

Memorial Database of  Soldiers and Officers killed and missing in action

 

 I have found a name and want additional information.  What can I do?

a) TSAMO -- More than 90% of the records will indicate TSAMO as the source.  This is an abbreviation for the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense.  All names with this reference and more were extracted from the Memorial Book of Jewish Soldiers Killed in the War Fighting Nazis, 1941-1945 (Reference KP SEIVV). Please refer to the source list for the complete reference and to locate collections that have it. The eight volumes of this publication are available in the Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogical Institute at the Center for Jewish History. It would be a good idea to check a name in this edition for additional information. Every entry in this book contains the date and place of birth, place of conscription to military service, occupation in the military, and, if available, date and cause of death and the location of the burial site.

You may also write to TSAMO to get additional information. The archive holds the documents of the Soviet Army from 1941 through the present time. The file location is given in the database -- op - opys (inventory); d. - delo (file).

Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense
Address:  142100 Moscow Region, Podolsk, 74 Kirov Street
Tel: 715-90-05, 715-90-33 (without country and city code)
No e-mail address. Working hours of the reading room:  Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm;
Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00pm
Director:  Chuvashin, Sergei Ivanovich.
Центральный архив Министерства Обороны РФ (ЦАМО РФ):
адрес: 142100, Московская область, г. Подольск, ул. Кирова, 74.
тел.: 715-90-05, 715-90-33.
читальный зал: (0967) 52-76-68.
e-mail: нет.
Время работы читального зала: пн. - пт. 09.00-20.00, сб. 09.00-14.00.

b) The source is not TSAMO – If, instead of TSAMO (or, in some cases, in addition to TSAMO), there is a code in parentheses, go to the source list to see the reference used by Alexander Zaslavsky to compile the database and where it may be obtained.

If the book is not in the YIVO Institute of Jewish Research, it might be in the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.  The other option is to contact the publishers.

c)   You can contact Alexander Zaslavsky. (Note: you will need to communicate with Mr. Zaslavsky in Russian.) His website is http://jmemory.org and his e-mail address is zasalex@mail.ru