Walzel Brothers Limited Partnership, Poříčí (near Trutnov)

Language of Description
1 Jan 1852 - 31 Dec 1946
Level of Description
  • German
  • Czech
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

1,92 linear meters


The records of the Walzel Brothers Limited Partnership in Poříčí in this archival fonds are fragmentary. A large amount of archival material was destroyed in the 1950s. The extant records were transferred to the business archives of the state-owned enterprise Texlen in Trutnov, which put together a temporary list in 1968–1970. The archival fonds is now kept in the depository of the State District Archives in Trutnov.

Scope and Content

The extant records are important sources for the history of the flax industry in the Trutnov region. Meeting minutes of the company's general meetings are primary sources for its history, even though the records from 1935–1943 are incomplete and fragmentary. Section two contains important, albeit modest, reports on the work of prisoners of war and of female Jewish labourers at the firm.

System of Arrangement

The fonds is arranged as follows: A) Company records: I) Company management and administration, II) Employees (section 4 – Prisoners of war and inmates), III) Accounting and reporting, IV) Production, V) Technical documents, VI) Photographs and documents. B) East Bohemia Flax Company (Východočeský lnářský průmysl a.s.): I) Company management, II) Accounting and reporting, III) Construction documents. C) Records relating to the company owners: I) University Professor Petr Walzel and his children, II) Engineer Rudolf Wannenmacher, III) Villa in Poříčí, IV) Villa in Janské Lázně.

Finding Aids

  • SMUTNÝ B., Bratři Walzelové, komanditní společnost, Poříčí 1852 - 1946. Inventář, 1977, 48 s., ev. č. 519.

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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