Landrat (District Councillor) of Žatec

Language of Description
1 Jan 1938 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

52 linear meters


The fonds was originally stored in the building of the District National Committee in Žatec from where it was transferred, in 1952, to the then Regional Archives in Litomerice. While being still in Žatec, a considerable part of the documents was taken out of their organizers, which caused disorder and damage to the files. In the Litomerice archives the fonds was arranged in 1959 and an appraisal of the documents was carried out. In the same year, the fonds was transferred to the State District Archives in Louny and stored in the depository Synagogue.

Scope and Content

The fonds contains documents of individual departments of the Landrat (district councillor) Žatec, except for the political police department. Jewish issues can be found in the documents labeled Pol V - L a (the lists of Jewish and Czech houses in Žatec, Postoloprty and the district of Zatec from 1940-1942), Pol V - L c, d (Jewish houses by their numbers - forced administration, the final statements of account in 1940-1944), Pol V - L e (sales of home furnishings and property of Jews, cancelling businesses and shops in 1941-1944), Pol XII a (associations - the liquidation of Jewish associations in 1939-1945), Ho III e (extracts from Jewish registers in 1938-1942), Kult I d (personal files of teachers from 1939-1945).

System of Arrangement

The fonds is organized as follows: 1. Books 2. Files (2.1 Department of state administration, 2.2 Department of municipal administration, 2.3 Cash book, 2.4. Audit office, 2.5 Economic office, 2.6 Maintenance office, 2.7 District school office).

Finding Aids

  • Dörflerová, J., Janoušek, P., Kohlert, P., Vávrová, M.: Landrat Žatec, 1959, 180 s., ev.č. 83.

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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