Cernăuţi, Romania: (Chernivsti, Ukraine) Various Holocaust Related Lists 1940 - 1943

Introduction by Peter Landé

· Background
· Database
· Acknowledgements
· Searching the Database

Background

Cernăuţi (Romanian spelling) was in north-east Romania and was formerly the capital of Bukovina. In 1930 it had 46,000 Jewish inhabitants. When the Soviet Union took over the city in 1939, 10,000 Jews were deported to Siberia. The Germans took the city in 1941 and established a ghetto with 50,000 Jews. Deportations began to Transnistria in October-November 1941 and continued through June 1942, with about 33,000 Jews deported. 16,000 Jews remained in special occupations. After the war most of the survivors emigrated to Palestine / Israel.

This database encompasses a collection of small lists, all having to do with Jewish residents in Cernăuţi and the surrounding area. The lists cover forced labor, police reports, conversion lists, emigration, ghetto listings, and registration cards. A complete breakdown of the lists and the USHMM collection number is itemized in the table below.

List #
USHMM Collection #
List Description
List 01 RG 31.006M Reel 1 Jewish workers requisitioned to the Cernăuţi military auto workshop from 10-Jan-1941 till replacements could be found from the military ranks.
List 02 RG 31.006M Reel 3 Jews who were tried at Military Court Marshal in Cernăuţi - 1942
List 03 RG 31.006M Reel 3 List prepared by the Cernăuţi police department of suspected Jews residing in the Cernăuţi municipality.
List 04 RG 31.006M Reel 3 List of suspected Jews who were held at the Cernăuţi Jewish Hospital 12-May-1942
List 05 RG 31.006M Reel 3 List of suspected Jews residing in the Cernăuţi municipality
List 06 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Orthodox faith till 01-Jan-1928 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 07 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Orthodox faith from 01-Jun-1928 through 28-Jun-1940 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 08 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Orthodox faith from 28-Jun-1940 through 05-Jul-1941 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 09 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Orthodox faith from 28-Jun-1940 through 05-Jul-1941 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 10 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Orthodox faith from 28-Jun-1940 through 05-Jul-1941 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 11 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Orthodox faith during the Soviet invasion and registered in the civil office on the basis of the approval of the Bucovina government Nr. 9799/941 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 12 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Orthodox Romanian Jews presented for auditing at the date by the Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 13 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Greek Catholic faith up to 01-Jan-1928 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 14 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Greek Catholic faith from 01-Jan-1928 through 28-Jun-1940 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 15 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Greek Catholic faith during the Soviet invasion by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 16 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Greek Catholic faith from 28-Jun-1940 through 05-Jul-1941 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 17 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Catholic faith from 01-Jan-1928 through 28-Jun-1940 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 18 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Catholic faith from 01-Jan-1928 through 28-Jun-1940 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 19 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Catholic faith from 01-Jan-1928 through 28-Jun-1940 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 20 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Catholic faith from 28-Jun-1928 through 05-Jul-1940 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 21 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to the Roman Catholic faith from 05-Jul-1940 through 03-Sep-1941 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 22 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to Evangelical faiths (various denominations) up to 01-Jan-1928 by the Commission for Auditing Jews, Cernăuţi municipality 1941.
List 23 RG 31.006M Reel 4 List of Jews who converted to religious associations of "post Evangelical Christians" up to 28-Jun-1940.
List 24 RG 31.006M Reel 6 List of sick people interned on 27-May-1942 in the Jewish Hospital of Cernăuţi with the findings and medical conclusions of the Health and Social Services Department by order Nr. 1604/1942 of the Military Cabinet of the Bucovinei government.
List 25 RG 31.006M Reel 7 List of Jews interned in the Sadagura labor camp on 06-May-1942.
List 26 RG 31.006M Reel 7 List of Jews liberated from the Sadagura labor camp after 14-Oct-1941, the evacuation date.
List 27 RG 31.006M Reel 9 List of Cernăuţi Jews registered, with the obligation (strong promise), to leave the country through organized sales made by the Official Tourism Society "Romania" S.A.R. Bucureşti. Approved by the Governor.
List 28 RG 31.006M Reel 9 List of Cernăuţi Jews registered, with the obligation to definitely leave the country through organized sales made by the Official Tourism Society "Romania" S.A.R. Bucureşti.
List 29 RG 31.006M Reel 9 List of Cernăuţi Jews registered with the Official Tourism Society "Romania" who were to be removed from the approved lists, because of various reasons they renounced their departure. Bucureşti.
List 30 RG 31.006M Reel 9 To: Regional Police Inspector of Cernăuţi Municipality. Today, 20-Jun-1942, with the approval of the General Governor, the following Jews are scheduled to depart by the society "Romania" and definitely leave the country.
List 31 RG 31.006M Reel 9 Supplementary list of Cernăuţi Jews registered to definitely leave the country with the organized trips of the Official Tourism Society "Romania" S.A.R. Bucureşti.
List 32 RG 31.006M Reel 9 List of Cernăuţi Jews obligated to definitely leave the country with the trip (or sale) organized by I. M. Tucăr on the ship "Pesearush.
List 33 RG 31.006M Reel 9 List of Cernăuţi Jews obligated to definitely leave the country with the trip organized by I. M. Tucăr on the ship "Pesearush.
List 34 RG 31.006M Reel 11 List of Jews evacuated from the area, prepared by the Cernăuţi Police Inspectorate
List 35 RG 31.006M Reel 19 List of Jews destined for the work detachment in Fălticeni on 30-May-1942.
List 36 RG 31.006M Reel 19 List of Jews given by the recruitment bureau to the Regiment 4 Pioneers.
List 37 RG 31.006M Reel 19 List of Jews requisitioned for the completion of the 4th Regiment Pioneers on 20-Jun-1942.
List 38 RG 31.006M Reel 19 List of Jews requisitioned for the completion of the Fălticeni detachment on 20-Jun-1942.
List 39 RG 31.006M Reel 20 List of Cernăuţi Jews registered to definitely depart the country the Official Commercial Service of the Romanian Tourism Society "Romania" S.A.R. Bucureşti.
List 40 RG 31.006M Reel 20 List of Cernăuţi Jews registered to definitely leave the country by the trips organized by the Official Commercial Society Tourism "Romania" S.A.R. Bucureşti.
List 41 RG 31.006M Reel 27 List of Jews arrested according to Order Nr. 10657 of the provincial government of Bucovina by the Military Cabinet.
List 42 RG 31.006M Reel 27 List of Jews destined to be interned in camp according to order of the provincial government of Bucovina Military Cabinet Nr. 10657 of 28-Jan-1943, who were not found at home because they were at work.
List 43 RG 31.006M Reel 27 List of Jews destined to be interned in camp according to order of the provincial government of Bucovina Military Cabinet Nr. 10557 of 28-Jan-1943, who were liberated because they had valid registration orders.
List 44 RG 31.006M Reel 27 List of Jews destined to be interned in camp according to order of the provincial government of Bucovina Military Cabinet Nr. 10657 of 28-Jan-1943, who were not found at home since they were deported to Transnistria in 1942.
List 45 RG 31.006M Reel 27 List of Jews destined to be interned in camps according to the provincial government of Bucovina Military Cabinet Nr. 10657 of 28-Jan-1943, who were not found at home since they were incarcerated in the prison at the Edinet camp.
List 46 RG 31.006M Reel 27 List of Jews to be interned in the Edinet camp according to Order Nr. 10657 of the provincial government of Bucovina.
List 47 RG 31.006M Reel 28 Repatriation of Jewish females to menial forced labor with the approval of the military cabinet of Bucovina through the territorial circle of Cernăuţi from 01-Aug-1942 through 31-Dec-1942 with the requisition order Nr. 607246 of 15-Nov-1942 for the extension and maintaining in our service.
List 48 RG 31.006M Reel 28 Repatriation of unskilled Jews requisitioned with the approval of the provincial military cabinet of Bucovina through the territorial circle of Cernăuţi from 01-Jan-1943 through 03-Mar-1943 with the requisition order Nr. 609081 of 01-Jan-1943 who were previously requisitioned with order Nr. 607246 from 01-Aug-1942 through 03-Dec-1942.
List 49 RG 31.006M Reel 28 Repatriation of unskilled Jews requisitioned with the approval of the provincial military cabinet of Bucovina through the territorial circle of Cernăuţi from 01-Sep-1942 through 31-Dec-1942. The application for extending their service is pending with the supreme military command for approval.
List 50 RG 31.006M Reel 31 List of Jews requisitioned to the 8th Regiment workshops as shoemakers and tailors.
List 51 RG 31.006M Reel 31 List of Jews requisitioned to the 8th Regiment workshops as shoemakers and tailors.
List 52 RG 31.006M Reel 31 List of Jews that work at the 12th Artillery Regiment
List 53 RG 31.006M Reel 31 List of expert Jews hired for technical services.
List 54 RG 31.006M Reel 31 List of Jews requisitioned for forced labor at various services of Cernăuţi military on 14-Jun-1942.
List 55 RG 31.006M Reel 31 List of Jewish handyman placed at the disposition of the Industrial Gymnasium of Rădăuti and Cămpulung according to the order of the Great Mayor Nr. 940 of 06-Aug-1942 transmitted with the 4th territorial commandment Nr. 600146 of 07-Aug-1942, telegraphic.
List 56 RG-31.006M Reel 8 1942 Cernăuţi Declaratie registration cards
List 57 RG-31.006M Reel 24 1942 Cernăuţi Declaratie registration cards
List 58 RG-31.006M Reel 25 1942 Cernăuţi Declaratie registration cards
List 59 RG-31.006M Reel 34-36 1942 Cernăuţi Declaratie registration cards
List 60 RG-31.006M Reel 36 1942 Cernăuţi Declaratie registration cards
List 61 RG-31.006M 565 / 566 25-Dec-1942 Cernăuţi letters

Database

This database includes 3,968 records from the 61 lists detailed above. The fields for this database are as follows (Since information on each list varies, not all records will have information for each of the fields.):

Notes:

Note 1: When records indicated that individuals lived in family units, a search for any individual will return the other members of the household as well.

Note 2: Occupations have been entered from the source documents in Romanian. To assist the researcher with translations of the Romanian occupation entries, please see the JewishGen Info File at: http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/RomanianOccs.htm

Acknowledgments

The information contained in this database was indexed from the files available at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The specific collection numbers are detailed in the chart in the Background section above. Kurt Friedlander and Lisbeth Saraga, JewishGen volunteers, assisted in the compilation of these lists. In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible. Special thanks to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy. Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, Vice President of Data Acquisition and Coordinator of JewishGen's Holocaust Database files.

Nolan Altman
June 2009


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