This folder contains a copy of the minutes of a meeting held in Vatra Dornei in 1937 by the leaders of various student Zionist organizations in Romania. It appears that these leaders had already formed a Federation of Zionist associations and that the topics discussed were in reference to changes made to the statutes of this Federation as well as other matters. Though there is little context to the document, nevertheless various insights come through such as tension between the Transylvanian representatives and the Bucharest representatives and relative success or popularity of various Zionist organizations in different regions of Romania. The names of the regional leaders are also provided.
The Jewish Communities of Romania Collection (sometimes also described by the Romanian National Archives as the Documents Collection of the Jewish Communities of Romania) contains documents created and received by Jewish communities and organizations functioning in Romania from the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century.
The documents until World War II are composed of a variety of items reflecting community life, including statutes, correspondence, reports, and membership lists. Documents from the World War II period generally address the plight of Romanian Jews during this period. This material includes reports on persecutions and expropriations, correspondence and other documents related to deportees, and emigration paperwork. The post-World War II material generally deals with the repatriation of Jewish deportees to the Romanian-organized camps in Transnistria, the welfare of survivors, emigration, and the activities of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and of the Jewish Democratic Committee (communist Jewish organization). For the complete inventory list of the collection, please see this link (in Romanian only).
JBAT archivists surveyed folders containing material related specifically to Bukovina and Transylvania. For details on the contents of these folders, please see the list below and click on any link.
This register contains handwritten German entries with printed German titles. Name, age, profession, and address of the deceased are listed, along with date, cause, and location of death, and date and location of burial. In most cases names of the deceased parents and their town of residence are also listed.
This is a collection of records of birth, marriage, and death, usually in the form of register books kept by religious officials. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the locality, and then if applicable subdivided into subparts by religious denomination. Depending on the time period and on the size of the congregation, birth, marriage, and death registers may consist of separate volumes or be contained in a single volume. Please note that this collection consists of register books for localities within the boundaries of Suceava county, established after the second World War. Suceava County (Județ) includes all of Southern Bukovina (i.e. the part of Austrian Bukovina now within Romania's boundaries), as well as some additional territories which were never part of the Austrian province of Bukovina. For details on the Jewish community record books contained within this collection, please see the links below.
This file contains correspondence, orders, and other documentation regarding anti-Semitic measures taken towards the Jewish inhabitants of Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Gura Humorului, and Vatra Dornei. Included is correspondence regarding concentration camps within the towns, ”evacuation” of Jews (i.e. Deportation to Transnistria), orders regarding the possession of Jewish property, lists of Jewish residents who with permits to remain within the towns, orders regarding the wearing of the yellow star, and other similar dispatches.
This file contains correspondence, orders, and other documentation regarding anti-Semitic measures taken towards the Jewish inhabitants of Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Gura Humorului, and Vatra Dornei. Included is correspondence regarding concentration camps within the towns, ”evacuation” of Jews (i.e. deportation to Transnistria), orders regarding the possession of Jewish property, lists of Jewish residents with permits to remain within the towns, orders regarding the wearing of the yellow star, and other similar dispatches.
These files contain letters stipulating permitted and not permitted publications. Many of the publications are Hungarian, but German and Yiddish publications are also included. The banned publications are generally of a communist character or "defame" the Romanian nation. The file from year 1930 also includes election posters for the town of Vatra Dornei; the posters are in German, Romanian, Yiddish, and for a wide variety of parties. The file from 1943 has more to do with confiscations of publications that are anti-state security. By this time the Jewish residents had been deported and few of the publications listed are Jewish or relate to Jews, though there are a few.
This collection consists of files created or maintained by the police authorities in Câmpulung Moldovenesc from the 1920s to the 1940s. In light of the significant Jewish population of the town, many or even most files may contain papers related in some way to Jewish residents. There are, for example, charts of artisans and shop-keepers; requests from organizations (Jewish cultural, religious, political groups) for permission to organize cultural events from dances to meetings to elections and so forth; files on suspected persons (including war-time refugees); files dealing with the revoking of Romanian citizenship from Jews; files from the Austro-Hungarian period with military conscript information; files dealing with forced labor or deportation to Transnistria during World War II. For details on these items and others, please click on any link below.