Amszterdami főkonzulátus iratai, 1924-1945

  • Records of the Hungarian Consulate General in Amsterdam, 1924-1945
MNL OL K 109
Language of Description
1924 - 1945
Level of Description
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

32 fasc., 21 vols., 4,86 linear metres


Biographical History

The Hungarian Consulate in Amsterdam was established in 1922, and its status was changed to consulate general in 1924. After the Nazi occupation in 1940, when the Embassy (Consulate) in the Hague was closed down, the jurisdiction of the Hungarian Consulate General of Amsterdam covered the entire territory of the occupied Netherlands until the end of the war in 1945.

Archival History

The fragments of the survived records of the Hungarian embassies and other diplomatic corps were handed over to the Hungarian National Archives in 1950. The material was reorganized at the end of the 1950s and in the 1960s-1970s as well. The first finding aids were published in 1959 and 1964, followed by a revised second edition in 2003. The records of the Hungarian Consulate in Amsterdam are organized by thematic units and in chronologic order.

Scope and Content

Records of the Hungarian Consulate General in Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands contain considerable material concerning Hungarian Jews, especially from the period 1938 to 1944, the era of anti-Jewish laws in Hungary and the Nazi occupation and the Holocaust in the Netherlands. Relevant parts of the collection include in large quantities citizenship cases and visa-related documents of the Hungarian Jews residing in the Netherlands. After the German occupation in May 1940, Jews were subjected to various anti-Jewish measures. In this context different types of records can be found in this collection pertaining to Hungarian Jews. There are documents about liquidation and Aryanization of businesses, custody related cases of Hungarian Jews in Netherlands. The gradually worsening situation is clearly shown by the increasing number repatriation, expatriation, naturalisation and denaturalisation, and expulsion cases of the Hungarian Jews from 1942 onwards. Furthermore, the collection of Consulate General contains several registries of the assets of Hungarian Jews in the Netherlands, and documents pertaining to business relations (for example: documents about the assets of glove-factory of Pécs). The collection also includes questionnaires concerning Hungarian citizens liable of military service, Hungarian ministry regulations about the passports of foreign citizens, the collective request of the Hungarian Jews residing in the Netherlands for their repatriation, and the order of German headquarters in Belgium and Northern France about the labour draft of the Hungarian Jews. The collection includes some documents concerning the fate of the Dutch Jews as well, such as publications of the Amsterdam Jewish Council.

Finding Aids

  • Ferenc Nagy, ed. Külügyminisztérium levéltára. Vols 2. Budapest, MOL, 2003.

Publication Note

Ferenc Nagy, ed. Külügyminisztérium levéltára. Vols 2. Budapest, MOL, 2003.

Archivist Note

Description were prepared by László Csősz and Laura Csonka.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0