Amtsgericht (District Court) of Liberec

Language of Description
1 Jan 1855 - 31 Dec 1963
Level of Description
  • Czech
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

38,45 linear meters


The documents were deposited in the registry office of the Amtsgericht (District Court), and, after the war, in the building of the District Court Liberec. From there they were, in 1967, transferred to a branch of the State Regional Archives in Jablonec nad Nisou. In 1984 and 1986, they were handed over to the District Archives in Liberec, and in October 1986 they were completed with documents from the company register moved from the State Regional Archives Litoměřice. The fonds was arranged in 1988.

Scope and Content

The fonds includes judicial files - files of the company register with prior documents since the second half of the 19th century, the records of termination of companies after 1945, and materials concerning forced auctions and forced administration. The criminal matters include accusations of communist thinking, Jewish origin, and contact with prisoners of war, illegal border crossing, smuggling, speculation with food and sabotage. A very good registry finding aid makes it possible to identify the following criminal files (particulars) concerning the Jewish history: inv. No. 144, box 43: Hoffmann Rudolf - Porsche Johann, Jewish origin 1939; inv. No. 145, box 43: Jerabek Josef - Miksch Ernst, an accusation of defending Jewish interests 1939; inv. No. 146, box 43: Wenzel Josef - Kaluschke Rosa, an accusation of Jewish origin 1939; inv. No. 147, box 43: Nöhrig Marie - Theresia Pohlmann, insults of being Jew; inv. No. 150, box 43: Nöhrig Marie - Fichert Kornelia, insults of being Jew 1939; inv. No. 151, box 43: von Feilitsch Gertrud Steinschneider Paula - an accusation of Jewish origin 1939-1940; inv. No. 162, box 43: Preissler Emilie - Minei Franz - an accusation of Jewish origin in 1940; inv. no. 165, 43 box: Strache Hedwig - Feigl Eduard - an accusation of partial Jewish origin 1940-1941; inv. No. 170, box 43: Hansel Adolf, Dr., prosecutor - Kreisel Rudolf, Dr., prosecutor - an accusation of defending Jewish interests 1940-1941; inv. No. 176, box 44: Preissler Franz - Seidel Maria - an accusation of having affairs with Jews 1941; inv. No. 181, box 44: Sieber Josef - Wolf Karl - an accusation of sympathizing with Jews 1942; inv. No. 271, box 52: Fixler Ignác - liquidation of Jewish property 1939; inv. No. 273, box 52: Červinka Karl, Theresia /Jews/ - forced auction 1941; inv. No. 274, box 52: Lilling Adolf Israel, Beatha Sarah - liquidation of Jewish property 1941-1942; inv. No. 275, box 52: Perutz Hans Israel - an auction of the seized Jewish property 1942; inv. No. 272, box 52: Fischl Paul Israel - liquidation of Jewish property 1942-1943; inv. No. 277, box 52: Fischl Walter Israel - liquidation of Jewish property 1942-1943; inv. No. 278, box 52: Ehrlich Hinda Sarah - liquidation of Jewish property 1942-1943; inv. No. 279, box 52: Tausig Max, prosecutor - Jewish property 1942-1944; inv. No. 287, box 52: Neumann Rudolf and Erna /Jews/, liquidation of Jewish property 1944; inv. No. 288, box 53: Ginzel Anna, Dr. prof. Hoffman Emil - a rabbi - liquidation of an apartment 1939.

It is also advisable to pay attention to the documents of the company register in the unprocessed part of the fonds (for example, there were found some documents concerning the partially Jewish firm of Hoffmann und Kraus, called Hoffmann und Hettwer since 1939, box No. 81).

System of Arrangement

The material is divided into: I. Auxiliary books, and II. Files arranged by the original file series: files of undisputed civil cases, files of civil disputed cases, criminal agenda, and company register. They are divided in more detail by file labels. Some of these agendas, even though being stored in an archive, have not been processed yet because of long appraisal periods, and are not accessible (e.g. undisputed cases).

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Most of the documents (20,15) is not arranged and is inaccessible.

Finding Aids

  • J. Černá, H. Chocholoušková, ÚŘEDNÍ SOUD LIBEREC (1855)1938 – 1945(1963), Liberec 1988

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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