Radăuți Jewish Community (archival collection)


Although this collection contains two files of minutes from meetings of the Jewish community council of Rădăuți from the 1920s and 1930s, the bulk of the collection dates to the period after the liberation of the Transnistria camps and to the postwar period. As such, much of the collection consists of letters, inquiries, meeting minutes, documents, and other materials pertaining to the reestablishment and rebuilding of the community, as well as the provision of aid. Among the topics addressed by the materials in the collection are the repatriation of community members interned in Transnistria and provision of food, medical, and clothing assistance, sometimes in coordination with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. The rebuilding or reestablishment of community institutions and buildings is also covered. In some cases, new institutions are founded, such as a trade school for children who lost their parents in Transnistria and a home for the aged. There are also a large number of requests for civil and vital records (stare civilă) and for amendments and corrections to these records. The records also document day-to-day operations and functions of the community, including religious and cultural affairs, including holiday services at the synagogue and a summer camp for children. There are also some lists of community members. Please note that at the time of this survey (2013), the collection was closed for microfilming and thus this description is based on an inventory and not consultation of the original documents.


Rădăuți Jewish community




Textual records


200 units


Romanian, Hebrew and Yiddish


Transferred from the Jewish community of Rădăuți to the Romanian National Archives, Suceava county branch in 1957.

Access Rights:

At the time of the survey, the collection was closed for microfilming.

Call Number:

Comunitatea Evreiască Rădăuți; Număr curent 65; fond 346; inventăr 111

Bibliographic Citation:

Comunitatea Evreiască Rădăuți; Număr curent 65; fond 346; inventăr 111; Arhivele Naționale ale României; Direcția Județeană Suceava


Arhivele Naționale ale României, Direcţia Judeţeană Suceava, strada Ştefan cel Mare nr. 33, cod 720003, jud. Suceava Romania

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