Archival Descriptions

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina close
  1. Papo Laura - Bohoreta

    The fond contains original manuscripts and related documents of Laura Papo - Bohoreta. The Archive of Sarajevo considers this fond one of its most important and relevant collections among those of families/public figures, since Laura Papo was one of key figures in Sephardic community of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She died in 1942, and lost members of her family due to Holocaust.

  2. Radnički pokret: zbirka fotografija

    • Worker's movement: photo collection

    Systematic gathering of photos for the Museum collection as primary museum documents began with the foundation of the Museum in 1947. The collection of photographs has been created by systematic gathering: Gifts, purchase, storage, exchange with other institutions and collectors (such as the EU Commission on War Crimes, individuals, associations of veterans of World War II, military organizations and some brigades, participants in the National Struggle for Liberation and their descendants , as well as gifts and exchanges with museum institutions in Zagreb, Belgrade, and Novi Sad. The Museum...

  3. Velika župa Vrhbosna

    Records of Velika župa Vrhbosna (Independent State of Croatia's region governed from Sarajevo), 1941 - 1945.

  4. Ustaška nadzorna služba

    • Ustasha Surveillance Service

    The complete structure of the Ustasha Surveillance Service, the most powerful police establishment of the Independent Croatian state (during World War II), can be found in the collection and these materials have been used as basic source material for numerous scientific papers, doctorates, and publications of local and foreign researchers. Contains records of activities of the Ustasha Surveillance Service regional office in Sarajevo, with documentation regarding fight against Partisans and Serbian (Chetniks) resistance, daily and weekly intelligence reports about the political situation in ...

  5. Zemaljska komisija za Bosnu i Hercegovinu za utvrđivanje zločina okupatora i njihovih pomagača

    • State Commission for Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Investigation of the Crimes of the Occupiers and their supporters

    Contains information about questioning and deportations of Jews in Banjaluka and confiscation of Jewish property, details of terror against Jews in Bihać during 1941, details about seized buildings by Ustasha government, extortion of gold and silver, theft of synagogue's inventory, etc. Also contains records regarding torture of Jews in town of bijeljina, conducted by local Culturbund (local Germans). Similar details can be found regarding town of Mostar, in 1942. Jews in Mostar were imprisoned by Italian government and transferred to camps located on island in Adriatic sea, where they were...

  6. Radnički pokret i narodnooslobodilačka borba u sjeveroistočnoj Bosni

    • Worker's Movement and People's Struggle for Liberation in Northeastern Bosnia

    Contains records about regional activities of Communist party, Youth Communist Movement, formation of People' Committees in liberated territories, reports of Ustasha intelligence service (arrests and locations where Jewish are hiding, among other things), reports of the Independent State of Croatia's municipal authorities and military forces, battle reports from eastern Bosnia, information regarding seized property of Serbs and Jews, etc.

  7. Poglavnikovo povjereništvo Sarajevo

    • The Office of President's (Poglavnik) representatives Sarajevo
  8. Okružna uprava narodnih dobara Tuzla

    • The Office for Regional Management of public property Tuzla

    The fond contains dossiers with information about property of all types (mostly movable goods) that was either confiscated from enemies (German nationals and other enemies of the state after World War 2) or restored to their original owners that lost it during Ustasha regime of the Independent State of Croatia (Serbs and Jews in most cases). Each dossier carries a name of individual (or several of them) whose property was confiscated, restored, or was involved in the work of the Office in some way. Often included are documents noting public auctions of goods (clothes, furniture, etc.) that ...

  9. Gradsko poglavarstvo Tuzla

    • City municipality Tuzla

    The collection includes documents relating to the work of the Office for "renewal", which dealt with the confiscated Jewish and Serbian property within the Independent State of Croatia. Property of Jewish families that were sent to concentration camps was seized by the authorities. Documents of the collection can serve as a valuable source for studying of the activities and work of the Government of the city of Tuzla in the stated period, but also the history of this region, because the documents can follow the work and procedures related to the property of Jewish families from Tuzla during...

  10. Okružna uprava narodnih dobara Banjaluka

    • The Office for Regional Management of public property Banjaluka

    The fond contains records about property and goods, land, buildings, companies, etc that were nationalized and became the state property under Communist Yugoslavia, right after World War 2. In some cases, not only property of Germans and their collaborators became state property, but also the state managed properties of those who were killed during the war (in concentration camps, etc.) or their whereabouts were unknown. In case of Jewish people, the state introduced state-management of their properties either until legal inheritors claimed the property in question, or permanently in cases ...

  11. Zemaljska uprava narodnih dobara za Bosnu i Hercegovinu

    During the second meeting of AVNOJ, on 21st of November 1944 a decision was made to seize all property of enemies of the state, and to introduce state management over properties of absent persons, as well as manage and resolve the status of properties seized by occupying powers during World War 2. Thus, in April of 1945. the State Office for people's goods of Bosnia and Herzegovina was formed and all immovable goods and rights, land property, houses, furniture, forests, mining rights, companies, valuables, stocks, etc were under its management. The goal was to use these assets to maximise t...

  12. Rizničko upraviteljstvo u Sarajevu - Ured za upravu židovskih nekretnina

    • The Office for Management of Jewish Estate

    The Office for Management of Jewish Estate was working in accordance with the laws of the Independent State of Croatia that enforced expropriation of Jewish property and Jewish companies and making them state-owned property. The fond contains records about confiscation of Jewish properties in Sarajevo in 1942; these provide information regarding the owners including names, addresses and property description.

  13. Imamat džemata Tuzla

    • Muslim Community of Tuzla

    During the Second World War (and the rule of the Independent State of Croatia) the Muslim community received numerous requests for conversion to Islamic faith by Jewish families from Tuzla and nearby towns. The documentation includes these requests for approval of conversion, minutes and decisions in this regard. Jewish families applied for conversion in order to avoid persecution, arrest and being sent to concentration camps by Ustasha regime of the Independent State of Croatia.

  14. Državna realna gimnazija Tuzla

    • The State Gymnasium Tuzla

    The Gymnasium in Tuzla was formed in 1899 and always had significant number of Jewish students as well as Jewish teachers. It was one of the oldest and prestigious high schools in the country. The fond contains general documentation, personnel dossiers, yearly reports, minutes from exams, grades and class presence of students, dates and places of birth, names of student's parents, profession/job of parents, home addresses, religion and nationality of students, notes on transfers to another school or town, diseases, etc. While it gives details about operation of the school during World War 2...

  15. Rimokatolička škola Travnik

    • Catholic school Travnik

    Contains records (mainly class books and registars) of Elementary Catholic school in Travnik, from 1881 to 1945. Significant part of student body were Jews from Travnik and the region.

  16. Savez "Napretkovih" zadruga Sarajevo

    • Union of "Napredak" cooperatives Sarajevo

    Records of seized companies and their status (nationalized, sold, etc.). Contains documents related to inventories of Jewish shops seized by the state. They encompass records of both the State Agency for Economic Renewal in Zagreb and Union of "Napredak" cooperatives in Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Osijek.

  17. Razglednice, fotografije i foto-kopije

    • Collection of postcards, photographs and photocopies

    Collection of postcards, photographs and photocopies was created by selecting these type of items from different fonds during their processing. Also, significant number of items in the collection was obtained via purchases or as gifts from individuals, organizations or institutions. Collection includes 22 series. The series from no. 10 to 18 contain photos and copies of records about war crimes committed by German, Italian and Hungarian occupation forces 1941-1945, and crimes of collaborators (Chetniks, Ustashas). Also, series no 16 to 18 contain propaganda materials (posters, cards, leafle...

  18. Oblasni Narodni oslobodilački odbor za Bosansku krajinu

    • Regional People's Liberation Committee for Bosanska Krajina

    Regional People's Liberation committees were formed during World War 2 to ensure organizational and political activity in liberated territories of Yugoslavia. They were formed by the Communist Partisans, and their goal and task was to regulate everyday life in free, liberated territories; it participated in resolving sensitive issues and problems, thus earning good reputation among the population. The material contains data produced by Regional People's Liberation Committee for Bosanska Krajina (northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina).

  19. Gradska uprava narodnih dobara Sarajevo

    • City's bureau for public goods Sarajevo

    Contains information about Jewish property whose owners perished during the Holocaust.

  20. Državno ravnateljstvo za gospodarsku ponovu-podružnica Osijek (Fond DRGP)

    • State Agency for Economical Renewal, branch office in Osijek
    • Arhiv Bosne i Hercegovine
    • Državno ravnateljstvo za gospodarsku ponovu-podružnica Osijek (Fond DRGP)
    • English
    • 1941-1942

    Contains primarily of records of the Office for Nationalization. It includes lists of Jewish property, correspondence and decrees issued by the State Treasury regarding the confiscation of Jewish property in Osijek and other localities, appeals by local Jews, and inspections of confiscated property and businesses.