Amtsanwalt (District Prosecutor´s Office) of Cheb

Language of Description
1 Jan 1925 - 31 Dec 1944
Level of Description
  • German
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

7,80 linear meters


After dissolution of the District Prosecutor in Cheb, its agenda was handed over to the Public Prosecutor in Cheb. At the end of 1957, documents were taken to the State Archives in Kadaň, where they were roughly arranged in 1958. After dissolution of the Kadaň site, the fonds was moved to the Žlutice branch of the State Archives in Plzeň, where it stayed until 2006, when it was taken to Klášter near Nepomuk. The fonds was arranged and inventoried in 2006–2007.

Scope and Content

Archival records in the fonds are a valuable source relating to development of the German Reich justice system in 1938–1945. For study of Jewish history, it is possible in particular to use files documenting a wide range of cases of looting of Jewish property in the Cheb region after having been abandoned by the owners during the autumn of 1938 and spring of 1939, this in particular concerning inv. № 39, box № 3–15 (criminal files ref. PLs, 1939).

System of Arrangement

The fonds is structured into main (Generalakten), collective (Sammelakten), personal (Personalakten) and regular Criminal files (Handakten) ref. PLs and Indices to them (Strafprozessliste).

Finding Aids

  • Řeháček K.: Úřední zastupitelství Cheb. Inventář, Plzeň, 2007, 23 s., ev. č. 595.

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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