Records of the Pest District Law Court, 1945-1950

  • Pestvidéki Törvényszék iratai, 1945-1950
XXV. 1.
Language of Description
1945 - 1950
Level of Description
  • Hungarian
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

51,54 linear metres Textual records


Biographical History

The Pest District Royal Law Court was created in 1876 and had an authority over all the towns and municipalities in Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County, excluding the capital city Budapest. The members of the Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County were elected judges. The Royal Law Court included a Civil Court and a Criminal Court. In 1945, the court was re-named Pest District Law Court and continued to operate until 1950, and replaced by the Pest County Court.

Archival History

The records of the Pest District Law Court were taken to the Pest County State Archives in the 1950s. The material was re-arranged and described at the end of the 1980s.

Scope and Content

The collection holds the records of Pest District Law Court including the records of the civil court and the records of criminal court as well as administrative records of the Court (presidential, secret and classified records). XXV.1. 3. General administrative records I.A./17. holds records pertaining to war crimes trials, including legal procedures of Holocaust perpetrators from all walks of life, including employees of municipal and state administration, military and law enforcement officers and intellectuals. It contains plenty of information on antisemitic policies and incidents, the implementation of Jewish laws and decrees and the Holocaust, the behaviour and activities of local perpetrators and bystanders. I.A./43. holds administrative files concerning the inheritance procedure of Holocaust victims.

System of Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three main provenance groups: Presidential records, trials of the civil court and the criminal court (XXV.1. a-c.). XXV.1.a. is divided into five additional sub-groups: secret records, classified records, and general records (1-3), charts, plans and lists (4.) and statistics (5.). Presidential records also hold the presidential records of Pest County Court, the successor of the Pest District Law Court.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access

Publication Note

Ernő Lakatos, ed. A Magyar Állami Levéltárak fondjegyzéke, Vol. III. A Területi Levéltárak fondjegyzékei Part 13. A Pest Megyei Levéltár fondjainak jegyzéke. Budapest: Magyar Országos Levéltár, 1975.

Archivist Note

Description was prepared by László Csősz

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0