Commissariat for Jewish affairs (Fond 190)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1997.A.0333
  • RG-46.049M
1 Jan 1896 - 31 Dec 1945, 1 Jan 1942 - 31 Dec 1945
Level of Description
  • Bulgarian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

folders (Photocopies)


338 microfilm reels, 35 mm

Archival History

T︠S︡entralen dŭrzhaven arkhiv (Bulgaria)


Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

From the T︠S︡entralen dŭrzhaven arkhiv (Central State Archives), Bulgaria, Fond 190. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archives Project in 1997.

Scope and Content

Contains personal files; lists of the real estate property of Jews; lists of persons of Jewish origin; bank inventories and receipts for deposited Jewish property; correspondence regarding Jewish rights and duties, the payment of taxes by Jews, the expropriation and sale of Jewish property, the “New Territories” of Thrace and Macedonia, and the establishment of ghettos; announcements of actions for the sale of expropriated Jewish property; an agreement for the initial deportation of 20,000 Jews; reports on the rounding up and resettlement of Jews; plans for temporary concentration camps; name lists of Jews sent to camps; the statements and testimony of Jewish committees after the fall of Bulgarian fascism in September 1944; interrogation reports; testimony by Jews detained in camps or working in hard-labor units; orders from the Commissariat for Jewish Affairs; reports, orders, and lists regarding administrative matters of the Commissariat; records of the Jewish community councils in various cities; and records and correspondence concerning the “Arakha tax.”.

System of Arrangement

Organized: Fond 190/1, reel 1 through the first half of reel 130; Fond 190/2, on the second half of reel 130 through reel 215; and Fond 190/3, reel 216 through reel 259. Arrangement of files on the reels is numerical.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: T︠S︡entralen dŭrzhaven arkhiv (Bulgaria)



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