This folder contains three documents: two maps created by the statistics department of the Centrala Evreilor din România (Jewish Council of Romania) which depict Jewish population fluctuations between 1930 and 1942 in Romania as a whole and broken down by regions. The third document is one long sheet, folder so as to create 10 pages, with detailed statistical breakdowns of the Jewish population. The pages are numbered beginning with 65, so this "pamphlet" was apparently part of a larger work at some point in time. One section details Jewish intermarriages in Romania. The data states the ethnicity of the non-Jewish parent, broken down by county and sometimes city and the number of children resulting from mixed marriages (broken down also by ethnicity of the non-Jewish parent). Another section breaks down the Jewish population by sex and county/city and another by age and county/city. Graphs depict distribution by age and sex across the country. Bucharest's Jewish population is broken down separately. It is not clear who created these pages, whereas the maps state that they were created by the Centrala Evreilor din România.
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 charts depicting the percentage of Romanian Jews with German, Czech or Slovak citizenship. The charts were created by the census department of the Jewish council and the data is broken down by county and city. Please also see folder 165 of this collection.
This folder contains detailed breakdowns of the Jewish population in Transylvania (including Crișana and the Banat) including by gender, age, mixed marriages, whether incarcerated, baptized, of foreign citizenship, and so forth. In general the population details of every city or even village are provided.
This folder contains charts of all Jewish men between the ages of 14-17 and 51-69 in the county of Alba. The charts include the name, residence, address, place and date of birth, names of parents, level of education, and occupation. The individuals are generally are residents of Alba Iulia, Aiud, and Ocna Mureș.
This folder contains charts of all Jewish women between the ages of 14-17 and 41-69 in the county of Alba. The charts include the name, residence, address, place and date of birth, names of parents, level of education, and occupation. The individuals are generally are residents of Alba Iulia, Aiud, and Ocna Mureș.
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 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 item is a register containing forms from the census of young men from the graduating classes of 1926-1933 in and around Târnăveni. The forms vary from year to year but generally include name, parent names, birth date and place, current residence and sometimes also include religion, ethnicity, facial features, and other comments.
This folder contains various documents with information on the ethnic and religious breakdown of the population in Târnăveni in 1940-1941. Of particular interest may be one chart containing all the religious groups, the number of families, material status of congregants, number of houses of worship, and real estate property.
This collection contains documents typical of a municipal authority though please note that there are few documents from the Austro-Hungarian period. Of interest to those researching the Jewish history of the region are primarily files from the World War II period which deal with anti-Semitic measures taken including the evacuation of Jews from villages to the cities, the expropriation of Jewish goods, forced labor measures, and so forth. For details on these files and others specifically related to the Jewish population, please see below and click on any link.
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 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 file consists of daily bulletins listing crime statistics for Fălticeni and Pașcani. Category of offenses and infractions are listed, as well as the number of arrestees, with information on gender, age (adult or minor), marital status, literacy, ethnicity (Jewish is one of the twelve categories), and occupational category (such as farmer, laborer, intellectual, etc). Following the month's daily bulletins are monthly summaries.
This collection contains a variety of administrative documents and correspondence (budget, staffing, payroll), various documents created during day-to-day police operations, as well as an unusually high number of materials regarding the policing of borders, illegal aliens, and supervision of political groups, probably owing to the proximity of the territories occupied by Russia during the second World War. Of interest, too, is a military recruitment register, which provides a large amount of vital statistics information on military-age men in the region, including information about ethnicity and religion. For details on the items mentioned above, please click on any link below.
This collection contains papers and correspondence relating to the administration of the police (staffing, payroll, budget), as well as a number of materials regarding community events and surveillance of citizens. Of particular interest are lists of tradesmen present in the municipality, many of whom were Jewish, and requests by individuals and organizations for permits for social and cultural events, including many events hosted by Jewish cultural organizations. There is also a substantial amount of material regarding press censorship and surveillance of political groups, including Zionist groups. For details on the items mentioned above, please click on any link below.
This collection contains a variety of administrative records and correspondence regarding staffing, budget, and other general business, as well as a number of materials regarding the policing of the community. The latter category includes a variety of registers of infractions and of individuals arrested or wanted for arrest, some of whom, owing to the substantial regional Jewish population, were Jewish. Elsewhere, there are various papers and correspondence regarding permits and licenses for various activities and events, especially for automobile permits and licenses. There are also some files on military conscripts and citizenship. For details on a select number of items individually surveyed within this collection, please click on any link below.
This file is of interest precisely because there is not one mention of a Jewish person. Prior to 1941 Jews comprised a large portion of the Siret population, in archival documents this is reflected particularly in the school attendence. This file contains meticulously drawn-up charts of the ethnic composition of students, municipal employees, and factory owners and workers. Almost all of the names are Romanian, there are a few Germans, Ukrainians, and Ruthenians. By this time the Jewish population had been deported to Transnistria by the Romanian government.
This file contains various documents relating to the municipal administration in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Of interest are the appointments in January 1945 of several Jewish residents to municipal posts. Also of interest are handwritten charts from the war years with the breakdown in population by ethnic group from year to year.
This file contains various correspondence relating to the population of Siret immediately following World War II. The contents is quite mixed but can include petitions from Jewish and other residents for papers or other matters. At the end are charts of the population of Siret and surrounding villages according to ethnic group. The charts list the Jewish population at a little less than 850 in 1946 with the total population being just under 5,500. There is mention of Fany Goimann nee Katz, possibly the sister of the writer Leo Katz.
These charts do not contain addresses but they do contain a list of names, presumably head of family, and the number of people living with them. There are over 2,000 individuals listed. The file also contains a petition from Mendel Wassermann and Iossel Tartar requesting permission to construct an engine for their mill.
This book contains information for youths coming of age (for military purposes) in the 1920s. Information can include the youth's name, parents' names, physical appearance, place of birth, education, and other comments. There are various volumes for this youth census data up until 1944. For the exact call number for years later than 1928, please consult the inventory for ”Primăria comunei Vicovu de Sus” at the Suceava national archives branch.
The file contains a variety of documents relating primarily to youth of military age in Ițcani. There are requests to the different religious authorities for information regarding youths born in the 1920s and the responses from the religious archival offices. In the case of the Jewish community, the responses come from the Suceava offices.
This collection contains documents maintained by the Siret town hall during the interwar period and up until 1950. The collection contains numerous folders from the 1940s related to the Jewish population including material on the revoking of Romanian citizenship, expropriation of property, deportation to Transnistria, requests for assistance by survivors of Transnistria, and so forth. For details on these items, please see the JBAT entry for this collection, subfield "contains" and click on any title (over 10 individual folder descriptions).
This collection contains documents maintained by the Vicovu de Sus town hall during the interwar period and up until the 1950. Of interest to those researching regional Jewish history may be files with vital information on men of military age within the town. For details on this item, please see the JBAT entry for this collection, subfield "contains" and click on any title.
This collection contains documents maintained by the Ițcani town hall during the late interwar period and up until the 1950s. Of interest to those researching regional Jewish history may be a file with documents related to men of military age born in Ițcani, with responses from the various religious offices. For details on this item, please see the JBAT entry for this collection, subfield "contains" and click on any title.
This poster from the Union of Jewish Communities in Romania explains its efforts to address the material and moral needs of the Jewish population. It requests all members to complete forms describing individual needs and strengths. These forms are to be completed at the time of matza distribution.