This folder contains a collection of documents apparently put together by the Federation of Jewish communities. The documents testify to abuse of Jewish property or person in some way or record worrisome developments by the local police (creation of lists of men of males of working age). Included are documents from or about Radăuți, Suceava, Vama (Bukovina), and Făgăraș.
This folder contains pages from the statutes of the Jewish community of Făgăraș. The last pages are missing and as such it is impossible to date the statutes exactly, though they state that they are in accordance with laws passed in 1929, so they were made sometime after that date. The statutes do not explicitly state that the community is Orthodox or Neologue, but instead say it is an "autonomous congressional community based on the Shulchan Aruch" - this is generally the formulation used by Orthodox communities in their statutes. The statutes include all customary regulations of community life including member qualifications, dues, election regulations, staff responsibilities and so forth.
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.
Please note JBAT archivists did not survey this material directly. The folder description provided by the CNSAS inventory reads: community statistics, reports from the Făgăraș office of the Jewish Council of Romania (Centrala Evreilor din România), charts of the Jewish community, Joint assistance, repatriates.
The collection includes the paperwork and material collected by the Brașov county Securitate (Romanian Communist Secret Police) offices under communism. The material includes select folders from the pre-communist period; these folders were presumably in the possession of the police and seized by the Securitate at some point in time. There are many hundreds of folders which are obliquely titled or refer to a place or general content related to "minorities" or "religion" but give no indication as to the details of the contents. At the time of the JBAT survey (2015), the inventory for this collection was accesible only at the physical location of the CNSAS and only in digital form on the computers of the CNSAS reading room. The inventory provided no indication as to the linear extent of the collection and gave no additional details as to its history, content, or the number of pages in individual folders. For details on folders titled as specifically containing material related to the Jewish population, please click on the link(s) below.
This entry is for multiple folders; each contains registration forms for a woman or women from Făgăraș recording their occupation and requesting exemption from forced labor. The women in these folders were employed by the Jewish women's organization. The documents may include birth details, occupational details, various references and recommendations, and often a photo of the individual. For the names of individuals applying, please see the National Archives online guide to this collection (https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B54MeDlSJl3IMXVrTkFLMEhtVXM, only in Romanian) and consult the folder (dosar) number listed under the call number.
This register book served to record births, marriages, and deaths for the Fagaras Jewish community. The last pages in the book are arranged as a sort of family register, alphabetically according to last name, and include the head of the family, wife, children, and dates of respective births and deaths. The language is entirely German except for a few comments made subsequently in Hungarian (by authorities, presumably). The book was created by Rabbi Lebl Silverman in 1820, was continued by "district rabbi" Dr. Josef Cohne from 1864-1874, and thereafter by Abraham Schul until 1881. Information recorded is typical for other civil records books and includes names, parent names, birth dates and places, addresses, officiants, etc.
This is the collection of records of birth, marriage, and death, usually in the form of register books kept by religious and municipal officials. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the locality, and then, if applicable, subdivided by religious denomination. In the case of larger municipalities, relevant records may have been kept by both the local the Jewish community and the municipality.