Префектура Березовського повіту, с. Березівка Березовського р-ну Одеської області
- Berezovka County Prefecture, Village of Berezovka
These were county organs of Romanian executive power that functioned from 1941-44 in the occupied territory included in the newly-created Governorate of Transnistria; they were headed by prefects subordinate to the civilian governor of Transnistria, and in turn held jurisdiction over district preturas, village and city primarias, and other institutions located within their respective counties, including gendarmeries and police departments.
The fond’s inventories are systematized according to the structural-chronological principle. Included are orders, circulars, and instructions of the Governorate of Transnistria and the Romanian Army command, and correspondence with various institutions on restrictive measures regarding Jews and their conscription in forced labor. Among these is information of the military praetorate of the village of Myndra (now in Moldova) on rounding up Jews and imprisoning them in camps (1942); military command instructions on using 4,000 Gypsies and Jews in the construction of defense installations (1943). A considerable portion of the documents consists of lists of the Jewish population, including of those imprisoned in ghettos in a number of population centers of Berezovka county (the city of Berezovka, the villages of Veselinovo, Mostovoe, Sukhaia Balka, etc.) with age, profession, and place of origin indicated (1943), of Jews and Gypsies found to have infectious diseases in Berezovka county (1943). A number of documents deal with financial issues. These include expense reports and receipts for monetary sums and packages sent by the Central Office of the Jews of Romania to Jews in the ghettos and camps of Transnistria (including those in the town of Bershad’ and the Bershad’, Balta, and Obodovka districts), and correspondence with preturas regarding the delivery of this aid (1942-43). There is also information on the shootings of Jews in the villages of Podolianka and Gradovka and the plunder of their personal belongings by inhabitants of German colonies (1942), instructions of Transnistria governor G. Alexianu and the Directorate of Labor on procedures for delivery of packages from the Central Office of the Jews of Romania to ghettos in Transnistria (1943); a report (1 May 1944) on the burning of secret documents of the prefecture of Berezovka county, including of folders with materials on “the Jewish question” from 1942 (2361); a report by Berezovka gendarmerie commander I. Popescu to the prefecture of Berezovka county on a local resident’s adoption of a “presumably Jewish” child (1942); etc. The documents are in Romanian, German, and Russian.
Entry selected by Michał Czajka from Project Judaica unpublished materials
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Префектура Березовського повіту, с. Березівка Березовського р-ну Одеської області.
Протоколи засідань префектури. Відомості про діяльність претур і установ району, шкільних інспекторів про стан і роботу шкіл. Схеми адміністративного розподілу повітів і районів Трансністрії. Статистичні відомості про хід польових робіт, реквізиції та пограбування окупантами населення. Списки та особові справи робітників Претури.
Entry selected by Michał Czajka from 'Arkhivy Okupatsii 1941-1944', ed. by Nataliya Makovska