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Rovno, Poland Community Fee Contributions: February 1939
Introduction by: Nolan Altman


In February of 1939, Równe, was part of Poland.  Subsequently, the town was part of the Soviet Union and today is known as Rivne, in Ukraine.  (For more information on the town, please see JewishGen’s Community Database at and the KehilaLinks page at

According to the source document, the town included a Jewish population of approximately 30,000 of which 2,685 households made “community fee” contributions of approximately 75,700 Polish zlotys. Here is the narrative from the document:

The Board of the Jewish Religious Community in Rownam states that this list of contributions, pursuant to Art. 13 regulations on the organization of Jewish denominations / Reg. Pres. R.P. of 14.K.1927 r. Journal U. R. P. No. 52/28, item. 500 / was for eight days, including, from February 1939 to the ? day of February 1939, on display for the members of the Commune at the commune office at ul. Klasztrna 35.

The layout of the list of contributions was made known to the members of the Commune by an advertisement in the local daily "Wolyner Judiszer Kurier" No. with dm. February 1939

The listing has the head of household along with their house address and their occupation.  It also gives the amount of their contribution.


This database includes 2,686 households in Rovno that paid community fees in Feb 1939.

The fields for this database are as follows: 

  • Report page number
  • Record number
  • Surname
  • Given Name
  • Street address
  • Occupation in Polish - See Note A below
  • Amount paid

Note A – for assistance translating the occupations entered in Polish, please see JewishGen’s InfoFile “Polish Occupation Definitions – English Translations” at


The information contained in this database was indexed from the scans of the original document that can be found on Wikipedia Commons at   Alicia Goldstein, Carol Oliver, Sara Laufer, and Sara Susskind, JewishGen volunteers, compiled the list.

In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible.  Special thanks to Avrami Groll for his continued contributions to Jewish genealogy.  Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, Director of Special Projects and Coordinator of JewishGen’s Holocaust Database files.

Nolan Altman
Director for Data Acquisition - Holocaust Database
January 2021

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