Chef der Zivilverwaltung

  • CdZ
Language of Description
1 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
  • German
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

not given in the finding aid

Biographical History

When Luxembourg was occupied by Germany in May 1940 the civil administration was in July 1940 given over to the Chef der Zivilverwaltung. At the head of the authority with its headquarter in Luxembourg City was the Gauleiter of the neighboring Gau Mosell Gustav Simon. German plans to integrate Luxembourg in the Reich`s administration failed untill the end of 1944 when the country was again liberated.

Archival History

not given in the finding aid

Scope and Content

The fonds Chef der Zivilverwaltung (CdZ) includes as the highest civilian administrative authority records of all areas in occupied Luxembourg.

Within the fond CdZ there are explicit folders concerning Jews. The "Abteilung IV A: Verwaltung des jüdischen und sonstigen Vermögens" of the CdZ was responsible for the Aryanization of the Jewish property. Part of the fonds related to this are especially "A/4/1/001.IVa: Juden- und Emigrantenvermögen" (Assets of Jews and emigrants). Also other folders with more general titles like the series "A/0: Haushalts-, Besoldungs- und Rechnungsangelegenheiten" of the "Haubtabteilung" includes informations about the confiscation of Jewish property. The folder B/11 "Organisationswesen/Stillhaltekommissar" contains documents about the forced dissolution of Jewish clubs and associations.

Finding Aids

  • Currently there is a basic inventory and a card file inventory. A detailed digital inventory is currently (December 2014) in preparation and will be published on the archives website finding aid.

Existence and Location of Copies

  • There is a copy of selected files (2 microfilms) from the fonds CdZ Luxembourg of the Luxembourg National Archives in the collection of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, (RG-70.004M).

Related Units of Description

  • In the Bundesarchiv Berlin are different fonds which are related to the Chef der Zivilverwaltung in Luxemburg, see: Chef der Zivilverwaltung Luxemburg (1940-1944), sign. BArch R 83-LUXEMBURG.

    In relationship to CdZ stands also the Bundesarchiv fonds Deutsche Polizeidienststellen in Luxemburg (1940-1944), sign. BArch R 70-LUXEMBURG; the Bundesarchiv fonds Reichskommissar für die Behandlung feindlichen Vermögens (1939-1945), BArch R 87 and the fonds Reichsfinanzministeriumm BArch R2.

Publication Note

Paul Dostert: Luxemburg zwischen Selbstbehauptung und nationaler Selbstaufgabe. Die deutsche Besatzungspolitik und die Volksdeutsche Bewegung 1940-1945, Luxembourg, 1985, pp.64-74.

Archivist Note

Entry selected by VV, updated by AA.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0

Dates of Descriptions

13 September 2013, updated, 30 December 2014.