Selected records from archival collection of the National Archive of Moldova related to the History of the Jewish communities of Bessarabia

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2013.214
  • RG-54.006M
1 Jan 1918 - 31 Dec 1940
Level of Description
  • Romanian
  • Russian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

196,296 digital images, JPEG

156 microfilm reels (digitized), 35 mm

Archival History

Archiva Naţională a Republicii Moldovei


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.

Source of acquisition is the Archiva Naţională a Republicii Moldovei (National Archives of Moldova). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 2013.

Scope and Content

The collection contains records related to the history of the Jews and Jewish community in Bessarabia ( Moldova) before WWII. The bulk of this collection are records of the regional and district government agencies (preturas and primarias) related to various aspects of the economical, educational, political activities of the Jewish population residing in Bessarabia during the interwar period.( 1918-1940). The collections consists of general records and individual files related to the taxation of the Jewish-owned business and shops, certificates allowing Jews to open private businesses, residency permits and applications of Jews to obtain or reconfirm their Romanian citizenship, permission to leave the area of residency, surveillance reports about the activities of various Jewish organizations, foreign Jews, right-wing political organizations ( Iron Guard), Jews accused in spreading Communist propaganda etc. Also includes records of the Jewish community of Soroca and records of the Jewish schools.

System of Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within the group and files numbers.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Archiva Naţională a Republicii Moldovei



This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.