Okresný ľudový súd v Banskej Štiavnici

  • District People´s Court in Banská Štiavnica
Language of Description
1945 - 1947
Level of Description
  • German
  • Slovak
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

7 boxes, paper documents.


Biographical History

Following the Second World War trials with Nazi criminals and their collaborators were organized on the territory of restored Czechoslovakia just like in many other European countries of those days. Three-tier retributive justice system was established in the Slovak part of post-war Czechoslovakia by the Regulation of the Slovak National Council no. 33/1945 on the Punishment of Fascist Criminals, Occupants, Traitors and Collaborators and on the Establishment of People’s Judiciary. District People’s Courts (Okresný ľudový súd), which were established at district seats with the jurisdiction over the territory of specific districts represented the second tier within the system of the retributive judiciary in Slovakia. Within their jurisdiction fall all criminal offenses stipulated by the Regulation No. 33/1945 with the exception of cases under the exclusive jurisdiction of the National Court (which tried only the leading officials of former Slovak Republic (1939-1945)). A 5-member Senates of District People´s Courts, consisting of a Senate president and four member decided cases. The Senate president and his deputy had to be professional judges.

Archival History

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Scope and Content

The fonds contains various files concerning the persecution of Jews in Slovakia (1938-1945). Several files pertain the so called aryanization of enterprise property in Banská Štiavnica. Two separate files pertain the former Hlinka guard members who served as a guard in the labor and concentration camp for Jews in Nováky and the labor camp in Vyhne. There is also a file of the former deputy commander of the Emergency Unit of the Hlinka Guard (POHG) in Banská Štiavnica. There are also several files with the information on denunciation and detention of Jews in 1944.


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Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Reproduction

Archival documents can be reproduced with the permission of the archive and in accordance with archive´s Research Rules (Bádateľský poriadok) as well as other internal regulations of the Ministry of Interior.

Finding Aids

  • Printed Catalogue. Researcher´s Room of the archive.

Archivist Note

The fonds was identified and described by Ján Hlavinka.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0