Grazi konzulátus iratai, 1928-1945

  • Records of the Hungarian Consulate in Graz, 1928-1945
MNL OL K 119
Language of Description
1928 - 1945
Level of Description
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

63 fasc., 17 vols., 10,04 linear metres


Biographical History

The Hungarian Honorary Consulate in Graz was established in 1928. It was converted to a regular consulate in 1940, which operated until the collapse of the Nazi Reich 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 papers issued by the Consulate were originally organized partly by thematic units and partly in a chronologic order. As most of the registry books have been destroyed, the material was reorganized into thematic units (tárgyi tételek). Within these groups, the items are organized chronologically.

Scope and Content

Records of the Hungarian Consulate in Graz, the capital of the federal Austrian state of Styria contain considerable material concerning Hungarian Jews, especially from the months following the annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany in March 1938. The bulk of the material documents the efforts of Hungarian authorities to secure the assets of the Hungarian Jews living in Nazi-occupied Austria. These records include various registries and reports concerning the property of the Hungarian Jews in Styria, documents on German-Hungarian negotiations on the wealth of Hungarian Jews and other anti-Jewish measures, reports on arrests, internment and other atrocities against Hungarian citizens and the confiscation of their assets, including the case of the Zsolnay family. The collection also records the attempts of Hungarian Jews to save their property and the expulsion of Hungarian Jews from Styria. Furthermore, there are decrees and permits pertaining to emigration, expatriation and passport cases as well as to Hungarian citizens liable for military service.

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