Policejní ředitelství Praha II - prezidium
- Polizeipräsidium Prag II Präsidium
- Prague Police Directorate II - Presidium
- PP II
- NAD 1420_2
Extent and Medium
The fonds consists out of 236 linear meters of processed and inventoried documents, which are all accessible. 5,5 linear meters of documents are unprocessed and inaccessible.
The Prague Police Directorate was founded already in 1785. The independence of Czechoslovakia didn`t bring any changes in its organisation. Since the existence of Greater Prague in 1921 the Prague Police Headquarters was responsible for the whole municipal area. The Prague Police Headquarters was mainly responsible for clubs and societies, meetings and demonstrations and press. There were further departments for traffic, security, social welfare, music, theater, passports, weapon licenses, usury,
The material of that subfonds was handed over to the State Central Archiv (Státní ústřední archiv) now National archives (Národní archiv) in more steps. The first for the period of time 1921-1930 was handed over in 1943. The later material for the time 1931-1940 in 1959.
Scope and Content
The subfonds Policejní ředitelství Praha II - všeobecná spisovna holds a very important collection of personal documents related with the Holocaust of Jews in Bohemia. In the general registry are documents of official character collected which are in any official relationship to Jews in the western part of the Czech lands like applications for passports and applications for emigration.
Prague Police Directorate II - Presidium was the executive body in the Prague police administration and also responsible for internal personnel matters.
The finding help of the National archives in Czech Nr. 62 is online available under http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/538/
Existence and Location of Copies
The USHMM in Washington has a not specified selection of documents from the Prague National archives, fonds Prague Police Headquarters records II - Presidium under RG-48.016M.
The Terezín Iniciative Institut (Institut Terezínské iniciativy) in Prague is digitizing in a long term project all Holocaust related material. The documents are already partly available under www.holocaust.cz
Based on online-information http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/538/, entry selected and written by AA
Rules and Conventions
EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0
Dates of Descriptions
30th December 2014