Regierungspräsident (Office of the Governing President) of Karlovy Vary

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

Extent and Medium

258,30 linear meters


Once the war ended, the preserved documents of the office were located in Karlovy Vary in the building of what was later to become the Regional National Committee in Karlovy Vary. In 1953, they were taken to the Regional Archives in Loket and a year later, they were handed over to the State Archives in Kadaň. They were arranged there in August 1955. From Kadaň, the fonds was taken to the branch of the State Archives in Plzeň in Žlutice, where it was located until 2006, when it was moved to Klášter near Nepomuk.

Scope and Content

This is an exceptionally valuable fonds regarding political, economic, social and cultural history of an important part of the Sudetenland Reichsgau (Sudeten Reichs Region) in 1938–1945. For study of Jewish history, it is possible in particular to use the following archival records: box № 1 (Reports by the Gestapo on number of arrested and confiscated property of Jewish associations, 1938), box № 1 (Pogroms on Jews, burning to the ground of synagogues, 1938), box № 7, call № 1103 (Aryan origin of officials, 1938–1943), box № 8, call № 1203 (Employment of Jews in state services, 1939–1944), box № 29, call № 1103 (Directive on proof of German blood, 1940–1941), box № 89–91, call № 651/1 (Confiscation of the property of enemies of the Reich, 1940–1941), box № 99, call № 705/2 (Annexation of spa houses and accommodation businesses).

System of Arrangement

The fonds has not been arranged. Only temporary Inventory lists exist. The fonds is preserved in a rather fragmented scope. Significant losses are registered in particular for File groups I/2 Police protection, gendarmerie, I/5 General territorial matters, national minorities and support for Germanness, I/6 Healthcare and racial care etc.

Finding Aids

  • Nejsou.

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.


This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.