UFSB of Russia on Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol declassified archival documents on crimes of the Nazis and their collaborators on the Peninsula during the great Patriotic war.

Among the documents made available to the public and professionals – dozens of internal documents of the organs of SMERSH counterintelligence, interrogation reports of prisoners of war, memoranda, reports on findings of investigations and results of operations on the Peninsula in the first days after the liberation of the Peninsula.

the number of files which are declassified, a wealth of new information about the secret operations of intelligence in the Crimea and the Caucasus, the actions of the partisans and underground fighters, the special forces of the enemy on the Peninsula, their agents, employees and working methods. From documents it is known that in the Crimea there were about 20 German and Romanian special forces and groups.

Also published in the collection of materials, you can learn how the organs of state security after the war he collected evidence of Nazi crimes in the Crimea. Due to these evidence, criminal proceedings were brought, the former head of SD in Yalta Leo von der Recke and Karl Punisher Noah.

One of the organizers and commanders of punishers in the Crimea SS obersturmbannführer Paul Johannes Zapp, who led the burning of the village of Laki, and the mass execution of prisoners in the concentration camp “Red” near Simferopol. The latter was found guilty of destruction 13449 people and sentenced to life imprisonment. Von der Recke was accused of killing 5,000 people and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Copies of the declassified documents transferred to the national archives of the Republic of Crimea and the Archive of the city of Sevastopol in the framework of the project “Without time limitation” aimed at exposing Nazi crimes and the perpetuation of memory of victims of genocide of civilians.