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.