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This file contains a variety of civic records and correspondence regarding communal property. Sheet 6 contains a list of real estate presumed abandoned by former Jewish residents and a resolution by the municipal government to take over these properties. The list provides the name of the former owner, a reference to the land registry number, size and address of the property.

This file contains a census of Jewish males of Rădăuți who were born in 1926; the census was taken in regards to military service conscription. Each entry contains the person's name, date of birth, street address, and names of parents. In the column marked “comments” (observații) is entered information about the wartime deportation of the individual; everyone listed in this census was deported to Transnistria on November 1, 1943. Similarly, all entries are annotated that in 1944 the individual was “absent, excluded for being Jewish, placed into special regiment for Jews.” A final note column either lists an additional street address or offers the statement “is not at the locality.”

This file contains bids on market stalls, along with related correspondence and documents offering evidence of Jewish participation in the market at this time. Bids offer the name of the vendor, address, and the nature of the business they plan to operate at the market stall.

This file contains various petitions and related documents and correspondence. Owing to the circumstances of the immediate post-war period, the bulk of the petitions are from individuals seeking certificates of poverty and certificates of nationality. There is evidence of active Jewish community life and of the presence of Jewish residents, including some returned from Transnistria, who are active in the commercial, professional, and civic life of Rădăuți.

This file contains a large number of petitions or requests made by individuals, businesses, and organizations, the bulk of which concern food rationing, especially bread rations. Many requests are made by Jewish individuals, businesses, and organizations, including the “Jewish Center for the Protection of Mothers and Children” (Centrul Evreiesc de Protecție a Mamei și Copilului). A substantial number of other requests are also present, including many requests for the issuance of citizenship documents, vital records, or copies thereof.

Access to view this item was not granted to the surveying archivists by the staff of the Suceava County Archives.

Access to view this item was not granted to the surveying archivists by the staff of the Suceava County Archives.

This file contains various announcements, requests, and correspondence, the bulk of which pertains to rentals and auctions of market stalls. Many Jewish names appear, and notably many of the market stalls being auctioned off appear to have been owned by Jews.

This file contains various civic ordinances, documents and correspondence, many of which pertain to the manufacture and distribution of flour and the issuance of certificates pertaining to Romanian citizenship. The latter category includes both requests for proof of Romanian citizenship and renunciations of citizenship, especially in cases of emigration. Many of those making these requests are Jewish. Finally, of especial note is a group of documents scattered throughout the folder, but especially in the final 20 pages, which relate to requests made by Jewish businessmen and tradesmen for reductions or exemptions from various taxes and fees since they are no longer permitted to work. Although it does not specifically mention Jews, a request from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bucharest, signed by a Legionary Commander, encourages the increase of “ethnic Romanian element” in certain branches, either through the “creation of new enterprises” or through the “replacement of minorities” (sheet 155). Elsewhere, sheet 39 refers to Jewish property sold to non-Jews during the period before the state seizure of Jewish property. Several documents, such as sheet 73, refer to rental agreements for market stalls, wherein a Jewish tenant's stall is often rented to a new tenant after the expiration of the lease, which in almost all cases appears to be December 31, 1940.

This file contains various documents and correspondence pertaining to the citizenship of, by and large, the Jewish residents of Rădăuți or of those born in Rădăuți. Typically, the documents consist of a request to correct an omission of the resident's name in the register of nationalities, and thereby to acquire Romanian citizenship. In some cases, individuals born in Rădăuți but living elsewhere, often in Germany, seek to confirm and officially acquire Romanian citizenship, but the majority of applicants appear to be individuals still living in Rădăuți or elsewhere in Romania. These papers may be related to legislation passed in 1938 revoking or calling into question Romanian citizenship of Jews. Various other types of documents are scattered among these papers, including a large group of papers pertaining to taxes on cinemas; these usually include a list of the films they were showing.

This file contains a list of organizations in Rădăuți, nearly half of which relate to Jewish affairs or the Jewish community. Among other things, the register lists the name of the organization, the mission of the organization, date of founding, name of the president, and short description of the organization's holdings.

This collection contains a wide variety of papers created by the Town Hall of Radăuți during the Austro-Hungarian period until the early community period. The material covers all areas of town administration from elections to property administration to overseeing of professional organizations and so forth. Material specifically related to the Jewish population includes information on cultural and professional organizations (many Jewish), files related to the deportation of Jews (euphemistically called "evacuation") and handling of the remaining property, bids for market stalls (many of which were made by Jews), various files on impoverished survivors of Transnistria requesting welfare or proof of citizenship. For details on these files, please click on any link below.

This file contains legal documents and maps pertaining to the seizure of the Sillex timber mill, including some of its buildings, rail facilities and machinery, for the building of a public electric grid. According to the documents, the owner S.I. Leibovici had abandoned the property and the firm upon emigration to Palestine.

This file contains correspondence, ordinances, and other civic records, many of which pertain to agriculture, distribution of food and services, and mobilization efforts. A substantial number also deal with religious and cultural regulations and restrictions, including a group of general restrictions beginning with sheet 6. Later, sheet 131 contains an ordinance that members of all denominations, Christian and Jewish, who [customarily] close their businesses on Saturday for religious reasons, will [henceforth] be forced to stay open for business on Saturday. Page 135 also includes a list of candidates for district elections, including candidates for the Jewish Party (Partidul Evreiesc).

This file contains various civic records and correspondence. It includes an order on sheets 85-86 forwarded from Bucharest to prepare tables listing all municipal residents who are listed as “Jewish” in the civic register of nationalities. The lists themselves are not present in this folder.

This folder appears to be misleadingly titled. It contains a wide variety of civic records; of particular interest is a list of tradesmen, merchants, and industrialists including the name and address of their business (sheet 20), as well as a proposal for regulations for the slaughtering animals and the transport of meat products, which would take into account Jewish religious law (sheet 200).

This file appears to be somewhat mistitled: the bulk of the various papers (correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, ordinances) in this file concern the setting of maximum prices for commodities and basic food and living essentials in response to the economic depression. Notably, many of the council members and representatives of the professional and trade groups are Jewish – see for example leaves 21 and 139. Elsewhere, there is a request for distribution of the Czernowitz newspaper “Der Tag” sent by Arnold Schwarz. Many prominent Jewish Czernowitz poets such as Rosa Ausländer were published in “Der Tag.”

This item consists of a register dealing with proof of citizenship of residents of the municipality. Name, year of birth, and a citation of their citizenship record are given, along with any family members (wife, children, etc.) for whom this citizenship is also valid. Notes are added, sometimes at a later date, if the citizenship is declared void, often in the case in which the individual or family acquires foreign citizenship or is proven not to reside in the municipality.

This file contains correspondence, meeting minutes, and various other papers pertaining to civic affairs in the municipality of Gura Humorului. Several documents and papers relate to Jewish citizens and the Jewish community, including a document beginning on page 272 regarding the makeup and character of the local Jewish community. Elsewhere, a number of items have to do with the matter of citizenship, which owing to the recent change of regime, was a major topic. Relating to this matter are several lists, such as the one beginning on sheet 26, which offer basic vital statistics on local residents born outside of the Bukovina province. The lists usually state place and date of birth and locality in which they were naturalized as citizens. A number of those listed appear to be Jews who emigrated from Galicia, Transylvania, and elsewhere both within and without the former Habsburg territories.

This file contains correspondence, inquiries, minutes, and registration lists involving town council elections in Gura Humorului. A substantial number of those involved in the elections or mentioned in the documents bear Jewish names.

This file contains correspondence between provincial and national officials and district officials in Gura Humorului regarding schools and the provision of resources to needy students. Among the papers are some items regarding the establishment of a boarding house for Jewish students (Jüdisches Schülerheim).

This file contains correspondence, registers, requests, reports, and other civil documents, largely concerning property in the Gura Humorului district. Several of the documents mention Jewish landowners. An example of other types of documents pertaining to Jews in this district are permits for Markus vel Mortche Wein to give dance lessons in the district (beginning on page 52).

This file contains bulletins, correspondence, and civil cases pertaining to the municipality of Gura Humorului. A large number of the papers revolve around public health matters, as a number of different epidemics, especially scarlet fever, appear to have been ravaging the populace. In particular, there are reports relating to sanitary and safety improvements needed in public and religious facilities, and in businesses. For example, page 40 offers a report on a faulty boiler at the local mikveh, and there are a number of reports on conditions at various butcher shops, including a few of which appear to have been Jewish-run.

This collection contains various civic records, including correspondence, ordinances, city council meeting minutes, and other documents. Many or even most of the documents may relate in some way to the Jewish population due to the relatively high proportion of Jewish involvement in the city government, both as council members and as representatives of commercial and trade groups. Examples of contents includes material related to town council elections, lists with addresses and names of merchants and shopkeepers, files dealing with expropriated or seized Jewish property (access may be restricted), files concerning Jewish schools or public health measures or ordinances applicable to religious facilities. For details on such items, please click on any link below.

This file contains bulletins, correspondence, reports, and orders exchanged between the Vama precinct and county and national officials. The contents cover a wide variety of matters relevant to the state in a time of war, including border security, investigation of alleged subversive and radical groups and individuals on both the left and right wing, matters of censorship, including religious and cultural censorship, and matters of citizenship and displaced persons. Daily business is also discussed. Since the region had a large Jewish population, matters affecting Jews both individually and collectively come up. Nevertheless, material specifically related to Jews, even within the material on the establishment, revocation, or renunciation of Romanian citizenship and regarding refugees from Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, is relatively sparse.

This file contains various orders and correspondence regarding wartime evacuation scenarios. Notably, document 5 states that Jews are not to be evacuated during any mass evacuation, and document 21 states that Jews assigned to work details in local businesses and military facilities may be made to work overtime in light of needs to “increase production.” It appears that in this context, "evacuation" was not intended as a euphemism for deportation to Transnistria, but was in fact used to refer to a general population evacuation in the event of foreign invasion, for example.

This file contains reports, documents, and correspondence regarding border patrols and mobilization efforts. Some disciplinary reports mention infractions of border guards who aided Jews, and later documents solicit local law enforcement to draw up reports relating to various groups which may pose security threats, including national minorities (Hungarians, Germans, Jews, etc), religious sects, and radical political groups both right and left.

This file contains various circulars, bulletins, orders, and reports sent by county officials in Rădăuți to the Dornești precinct pertaining to border regulations and policing. Many of the documents contain information regarding restrictions placed on Jewish residents of these regions, both on their freedom of movement as well as other spheres, such as restrictions on their telephone service.

This files contains various orders, reports, and correspondence regarding the status of foreigners, verification of citizenship, renunciation and revocation of citizenship. Many of the items pertain to the status of Jews of various nationalities – see for example sheets 234-238, which include lists of all Jews in Rădăuți district who entered Romania after 1936. Elsewhere, as on sheet 390, tables and lists offer data on various minority groups, including Jews, purely on the basis of ethnicity, rather than on citizenship or other qualifiers. Elsewhere, documents list various restrictions and ordinances affecting foreigners in Romania – for example, sheet 461 contains an order prohibiting any foreign Jews from visiting spa or resort towns as well as rural areas. Several of the items in the final third of the file directly or obtusely mention deportations and repatriations of Jews, in some cases providing lists of names, as well as information on Jews permitted to remain at their own residence.

This files includes various documents and correspondence regarding mobilization efforts; sheet 16 pertains to a work detail for the mobilization effort involving Jewish cadets.

This files includes a note about the investigation of Jews wearing the insignia of the right-wing nationalist group Frontul Renașterei Naționale.

This file includes a memorandum about investigating an influx of foreign Jews in the district, ostensibly seeking work but suspected by authorities of subversive activities.

This file contains notes and reports on activities of radical leftist political groups, including Romanian communist groups, many of whose members were Jewish.

This item is a military recruitment register, organized in approximate alphabetical order, providing the following information for male residents of Rădăuți born in 1900: name, date and place of birth, some details on appearance, information on parents and in some cases on ethnicity, as well as the decision of the recruitment board.

This file contains reports on raids and inspections undertaken by the police force of Gura Humorului. Pages 12-15 include a mention of an audit of domestic workers employed by Jews.

This files contains various memoranda, bulletins, and reports about the activities of members of the Communist Party both locally and nationally. At least one document specifically mentions activities of Jewish communists.

This file contains information on artisans and handworkers of Gura Humorului. Item 12 is a register of the local artisans and handworkers, the majority of whom were Jewish. The register lists name, various data on previous military and civil service, date and place of birth, name of parents, address, degree or professional credentials, nature of work, location of workshop, date of founding of workshop, and ethnicity.

This item is a register of domestic servants and workers in Gura Humorului, the majority of whom were women and either Orthodox or Catholic. A few Jewish women are also registered, and several of the employers appear to have been Jewish. Each entry includes a photo of the person registered, their name, age, marital status, place and date of birth, information on their residence and employer, as well as remarks on their physical characteristics.

This files includes various orders, correspondence, and reports on surveillance of radical groups, both left and right wing. For example, item 72 regards the activities of some Zionists and communists. Elsewhere, some materials pertain to reports on the activities of right wing groups like the Iron Guard and on anti-Semitic publications.

This file contains reports and orders on censorship and activities surrounding the distribution or presentation of officially censored materials, as well as requests by residents and visiting artists to present cultural programming (plays, films, meetings). Item 31 in particular has to do with a Jewish cultural presentation. Please note there are several folders with such material from various years.

This file contains reports and orders on censorship and activities surrounding the distribution or presentation of officially censored materials, as well as requests by residents and visiting artists to present cultural programming (plays, films, meetings). Several requests pertain to meetings and gatherings of the Jewish community, and there are a number of censorship orders to stop the distribution of German- and Yiddish-language Jewish newspapers and periodicals (see for example items 94-99). Please note there are several folders with such material from various years.

This file contains tables, correspondence, and documents regarding tradesmen and public buildings in Gura Humorului. A substantial number of the tradesmen bear traditionally Jewish names.

This file contains correspondence, circulars, and arrest orders for fugitives and suspected criminals, including a circular (item 81) pertaining to Marcel Pauker (Ana Pauker's husband), David Finkelstein, Alexandru Dobrogeanu-Gherea, and other communists' escape from state custody.

This file contains various papers concerning the distribution of free textbooks to needy children and orphans, the destruction by Russian soldiers of school archives and holdings of Solca, Pârtești de Jos, and Soloneț which had been evacuated to Topoloveni, and various other materials relating to the relocation and return of school documents during and after the war. Although the records offer no indication of Jewish students or school staff, some of the papers indicate the presence of Jewish and/or German merchants in Suceava after the war – a bookdealer Nathan Weiner, a wood dealer Isidor Schläffer, and a hardware business called Bessler & Haimovic.

Access to view this item was not granted to the surveying archivists by the staff of the Suceava County Archives. According to the title, the folder presumably contains information dealing with German and Jewish property seized by Suceava county schools upon the repatriation or deportation, respectively, of those two populations during World War II.

This folder contains letters sent by the National Ministry of Education of Romania regarding the restitution of property seized during the occupation of Transnistria and Bessarabia by the U.S.S.R. There are also responses of schools and school districts to the Ministry regarding these circulars, occasionally with declarations or forms listing any property seized from these territories.

This file is an alphabetical index by name of teacher and name of school. The index relates the document numbers of the various requests, inquiries, evaluations, penalties, and various other types to the name of the individual or of the school. For each letter in the index, individuals are listed, followed by schools filed according to the name of their locality. For the Suceava district (see the end of the “S” section), several documents pertain to actions relating to the Jewish schools of Suceava district as a group. There are also entries for several Jewish teachers.

This item is a table containing a census of school-age children in the Vama district. Children are listed by year of birth. Name and guardian of the child are provided, along with address, ethnicity (Romanian, German, Hungarian, Jewish, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Serbian, Bulgarian, Greek, or Turkish), information on the child's Romanian language abilities, and school assignment are given. Inserted into the booklet are two summary sheets, which also include basic information about the makeup of the teaching staff, the school's performance, and the condition of the school facilities. A small but substantial number of Jewish students are recorded.

This file contains correspondence with county education officials, primarily regarding school inspections. At least one Jewish teacher is still employed by the school according to these records.

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