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 folder contains a fragment (pages 3-4) of a document containing the names of the administrative staff and clergy of the Jewish communities in Hunedoara county. Hunedoara, Hațeg and Deva were presumably on the first two pages. The pages here are for the communities of Oraștie, Ilie, Brad, and Petroșani.
This folder contains budget reports and related correspondence from the Jewish communities throughout the county of Hunedoara, including Deva, Hațeg, Oraștie and Hunedoara. There may also be some papers or reports from smaller communities mixed in or attached to the larger communities.
This folder contains correspondence, reports, and lists created by the Jewish communities of Hunedoara and Deva. The material deals with the evacuation of Jews from smaller towns in the county, staff of the communities, budgets, minutes of meetings, and so forth.
This entry is for multiple folders; each contains the paperwork for an individual or individuals from various towns in the county of Hunedoara (mostly Deva, Hunedoara, Hațeg) applying to be exempted from forced labor. The documents include birth information and, possibly, 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.