This collection contains minutes of meetings, reports, correspondence, speeches, members' biographies and other memos written by or about or sent to the Jewish Democratic Committee of Timișoara and/or Lugoj. There are also documents from Zionist organizations not necessarily related to the committee but related to Jewish life in general. The committee had a wide range of responsibilities, surpassing basic political tasks. There are a total of 26 folders each containing many hundreds of documents. The collection may be of interest to those studying Jewish life in the immediate post-war period and especially those looking at questions of identity.
This folder contains documents exclusively in Hungarian. They are not dated but are presumably from the early post-war period. The pages appear to be lists of questions and answers, of Zionist nature, perhaps used for those preparing to make Aliyah. There are also several ballot sheets with names of individuals running for various positions.
This folder contains documents related to various Zionist organizations within Transylvania, primarily in Timisoara and Cluj. Most of the material is in German and Hungarian. The contents include correspondence with central offices in Bucharest, newsletters, reports, minutes of meetings, speeches, and so forth.
This folder contains a wide variety of documents, primarily related to Zionist organizations within Romania. Many but not all papers appear to be from or to Transylvanian Zionist organizations but there are also many documents from international branches. There are also several private pieces of correspondence. The material is primarily in Hungarian and German, with some Yiddish, Hebrew, English, French, and Romanian material as well. There are several reports on activities and events in Israel, these are mostly in German, some in English.
This folder contains a variety of documents mostly related to Zionist organizations within Transylvania but also to other Jewish organizations within Romania. The material consists of reports, newsletters, and some correspondence.
This folder contains a variety of documents created by various Zionist organizations, apparently all based in Transylvania. There are newsletters and correspondence between offices. Most of the material is in Hungarian and Yiddish.
This folder contains a variety of paperwork created by or addressed to the Association for the Support of Jews from Southern Bukovina (Asociația pentru Sprijinirea Evreilor din Bukovina de Sud). The material includes correspondence with various Jewish organizations, Zionist and charitable, Romanian and international; private petitions for assistance; applications for job positions; minutes of board meetings; memos on various individual cases; paperwork regarding the transport of Transnistrian deportees back into Romania (from the part of the railroad company); paperwork regarding a home for the repatriated (homeless) Bukovina Jews in Bucharest; lists of individuals who received assistance; and other related documents.