Landrat (District Councillor) of Železná Ruda

Language of Description
1 Jan 1938 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
  • German
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Extent and Medium

6,72 linear meters


At the end of 1945, the Železná Ruda Landrat documents probably got to the registry of the District National Committee in Klatovy, later to the Study Institute of the Ministry of the Interior. In 1958 the fonds was transferred to the Regional State Archive in Pilsen, where it was arranged. In 1997, it was transferred to the District State Archives of Klatovy.

Scope and Content

The fonds was created during the period of Nazi occupation of border areas of the Domažlice and Klatovy districts and their integration into the system of German administration in 1938-1945. These areas formed Landkreis (district office), which was administered by the Landrat (district councillor) in Železná Ruda. The relevant archival documents include the following: The police agenda contains demolition of synagogues in 1939 (inv. No. 123), the agriculture and forestry agenda contain the temporary administration of Czech and Jewish land from 1938 to 1944 (inv. No. 301).

System of Arrangement

The fonds has been arranged. It is divided into the following groups: general administrative affairs, police, matters of national sovereignty, educational and religious affairs, agriculture and forestry, gendarmerie, armed forces and militia and the State Insurance Institute.

Finding Aids

  • František Fabian: Úřad okresního rady Železná Ruda, 1938–1945, inventář, 1960.

Process Info

  • This archival description was created by the Jewish Museum in Prague in the framework of the cooperation between EHRI and the Yerusha project.


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