The collection includes the paperwork and material collected by the Timiș county Securitate (Romanian Communist Secret Police) offices under communism. The material includes select folders from the pre-communist period; these folders were presumably in the possession of the police and seized by the Securitate at some point in time. At the time of the JBAT survey (2015), the inventory for this collection was accessible only at the physical location of the CNSAS and only in digital form on the computers of the CNSAS reading room. The inventory provided no indication as to the linear extent of the collection and gave no additional details as to its history, content, or the number of pages in individual folders. The collection is large, over 1,000 files, and as such there are many hundreds of folders which are obliquely titled and may contain reference to Jewish residents, for example folders titled as dealing with religious issues or the nationality of residents or folders regarding the monitoring of individuals with relatives in foreign countries, of tourists in the region or of Romanians with ties to foreigners. Other folders contain information on former estate holders or industrialists It was beyond the scope of the present survey to inspect the contents of all such folders. There are, however, a number of folders with titles specifically referencing the Jewish content. Most of these contain material reporting on the activities of the Jewish community and individuals therein. For details on these folders and others with material clearly related to the Jewish population, please click on the link(s) below.
Timiș Securitate (Communist secret police agency in Timiș county)
Collected by the Timiș county Securitate and centralized in Bucharest after 1989.
At the time of the JBAT survey (2015), the inventory for this collection was accessible only at the physical location of the CNSAS and only in digital form on the computers of the CNSAS reading room. In order to research at the CNSAS, an individual must be "accredited". Accreditation is obtained by submitting a request describing the research topic. In addition to the folders listed in the JBAT catalogue, once one is accredited, one can also search for folders under a specific name. For more information on the accreditation process, see here (in Romanian). http://www.cnsas.ro/cercetatori.html.
Fond documentar Timiș
Fond documentar Timiș; Consiliul Național pentru Studierea Arhivelor Securității