Mentesítési osztály

  • Bureau of Exemptions
MNL OL K 466
Language of Description
Level of Description
  • Hungarian
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

1 fasc., 0,05 linear metres


Archival History

The correspondence was acquired by the Hungarian National Archives in 1948.

Scope and Content

In the years of anti-Semitic radicalization in the late 1930s and early 1940s, Hungarian legislation increasingly redefined the category of Jews in a racial manner. The definiton it adoped was in some respects stricted than the Nazi Nuremberg Laws of 1935. At the same time, under the German occupation of Hungary and the Holocaust in 1944, certain people defined and persecuted as Jews could be exempted. The major means of this was to acquire the status of an internationally protected person, which the neutral Embassies operating in Budapest at the time would grant. Next to this, there was also an official Hungarian office that granted exemption to Jews from particular measures. These exemptions concerned particular measures such as being forced to wear the yellow star but also such decisive matters as having to undergo ghettoization and deportation. This collection has a fragment of the Bureau of Exemptions that operated shortly in 1944. The collection contains lists of people eligible for exemption status and individuals applying for this status.

System of Arrangement

The files were processed through item numbers and they are arranged accordingly in the collection.

Finding Aids

  • The collection can only be researched through the individual perusal of the files.

Publication Note

The collection can only be researched through the individual perusal of the files.

Archivist Note

Description was prepared by Ferenc Laczó.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0

Corporate Bodies