This folder contains two sets of charts. One set was created in Radăuți in December of 1945 and contains the names of individuals returned from the U.S.S.R. (ie. Transnistria) who received assistance from the Red Cross with the help of the Joint. The charts include names, birth place and date, gender, occupation, frontier entry point, and items received (garments) and the recipient's signature. The other set of documents is from Șimleul-Silvaniei, also dated 1945, and records names of those who returned from German concentration camps. Charts include names, name of the mother, place and date of birth, occupation, camp from which they returned, last place of residence prior to deportation, marriage status, and other comments (often tattoo number). These charts were created by the Jewish community of Șimleul-Silvaniei (technically here called Democratic Jewish Group - Gruparea Democratică a Evreilor).
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.