Okružni sud u Osijeku

  • District Court of Osijek
Language of Description
1945 - 1959
Level of Description
  • Croatian
  • Serbian
  • Cyrillic
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

16 linear meters


Parts of the existing collection were subsequently given to the Croatian State Archives in Osijek, first in 1961, and then in 1991, 1994, 1997, and 2002.

Scope and Content

The district court of Osijek was founded in 1945 and was involved in the trials of Holocaust and genocide perpetrators after the war. Boxes 46-117 deal with such criminal offenses. The files inside the boxes usually include the indictment, summary of the trial, and perpetrator and victim testimonies given just before or during the trial. Due to the changing legal context in postwar-Yugoslavia, some perpetrators gave their testimonies multiple times over the course of several years. Therefore, this material is helpful to researchers focusing on the (re)construction of memory and narratives among perpetrators. Beyond perpetrator studies, the collection is also interesting for scholars dealing with transitional justice and the evolution of legal approaches to perpetration.

System of Arrangement

42 books, 143 boxes

Finding Aids

  • The collection has a finding aid which is available to researchers inside the archival institution. In exceptional cases it can be delivered in a digital format via e-mail upon individual requests. The finding aid contains general descriptions of the organizational structure of the collection and does not contain descriptions of individual documents or specific boxes. The finding aid is 21-pages long.

Archivist Note

Description prepared by Lovro Kralj based on the detailed finding aid in 2021.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0