German Settlement Company – Chief Inspectorate in Stříbro, Trpísty/Čeminy

Identifier
COLLECTION.SURV.SOA_Plzeň/20007
Language of Description
English
Dates
1 Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
Fonds
Languages
  • German
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

6,60 linear meters

Acquisition

The archival records originally stored in the registry at the seat of the inspectorate in Trpísty were taken over, in 1951, along with the archival records of the estate of Třebel-Trpísty, to the State Regional Agricultural Archives in Horšovský Týn. In 1959 they were transferred to the Klatovy branch of the State Archives in Plzeň where they were placed in a separate fonds in 1960. In 2008, the fonds was moved to the Klášter branch of the State Regional Archives in Plzeň.

Scope and Content

The fonds includes archival records resulting from the activities of the German Settlement Company - The Chief Inspectorate Stříbro. Given the nature of the office, archival records related to the Jewish population and especially to its land property are likely to be found throughout the entire fonds, especially in the inventory units concerning the Chief Administration of Trpísty (the Třebel-Trpísty estate belonged, until 1938, to owners of Jewish origin). However, the confiscated Jewish possessions were undoubtedly managed by other chief administrations within the jurisdiction of the Chief Inspectorate Stříbro. Archival records stored in the fonds primarily concern economy. They mainly include inventories of the land property, often including the farm equipment, seized from fugitive Czechs and Jews as well as a rich economic and accounting correspondence with various chief administrations. The fonds also includes archival records of the internal administration of the Inspectorate itself. For example, there is an interesting material among the non-arranged files under inv. No. 318 - The list of properties administered by the Karlovy Vary branch of the German Settlement Company from 1944, and inv. No. 323 - The correspondence of Chief Inspector Emil Spalek and the attached documents of Count Gustav von Wedel from 1943-1944.

System of Arrangement

The fonds is not arranged. The files in the first 39 boxes are mostly arranged according to the original file plan into four sections: I - Property and operational matters, II - Field economy III - Correspondence with authorities, offices and companies, IV - Internal administration. The files of individual sections are further divided into subdivisions and within them by individual chief administration offices. In a part of the box 37 and in boxes 38-39 there are arranged files that have not been handled. The files in the remaining 16 boxes are only ordered by years.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

The documents in the fonds are accessible only with special permission.

Finding Aids

  • K prvním 39 kartonům z celkového počtu 55 existuje interní prozatímní inventární seznam, vyhotovený Vladimírem Bystrickým a Marií Tejchmanovou na přelomu let 1959–1960.

Process Info

  • Archives of the Jewish Museum in Prague

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