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For the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide

The Fokschaner Family of Czernowitz

The lives of the middle class German-speaking assimilated Jewish population of Czernowitz are represented in microcosm here.  From the halcyon days of Austrian rule when Jews could be members of the Bukowina parliament (as was Max Fokschaner) to the increasingly repressive conditions under Romanian, then Soviet rule, and finally flight from the Nazis, these papers provide a valuable insight into a once prosperous central European family.

Full document description of the Fokschaner Family Archive

Romanian passport for Klara Löwner

Romanian passport for Klara Löwner issued in March 1944

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Austro-Hungarian tax receipt of 1890

Tax receipt issued in 1890 by the Austro-Hungarian authorities in the Bukovina

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Letter from the Bukovina Chamber of Advocates in Czernowitz of July 1886

Letter from the Bukovina Chamber of Advocates in Czernowitz of July 1886

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Austro-Hungarian authorities certificate of 1881

Certificate issued to Max Fokschaner by the local authorities in Suczawa in October 1881

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