This file contains an alphabetical register of petitions or requests made to the municipal offices of Rădăuți/Radautz. It is arranged alphabetically by name of individual or corporate entity. In places, a topical-alphabetic arrangement prevails: for example, all entries for schools are found under “S” for “Schulen.” Name of individual or entity is listed, followed by the topic of the request or petition, and then the code numbers assigned by the municipal government to the case. Several Jewish individuals appear, along with an entry for a petition by the Jewish community, listed under “I” (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde).
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.
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.