Okresný ľudový súd v Brezne

Language of Description
1945 - 1947
Level of Description
  • 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 files pertaining the persecution of Jews at the territory of Slovakia (1938-1945). Three files pertain the so called aryanization of Jewish enterprise property in Brezno nad Hronom and Mýto pod Ďumbierom. Some of the files contain the information on deportation of Jews from Brezno nad Hronom in 1942 and Mýto pod Ďumbierom. There is a file pertaining the mass murder of political opponents and Jews at the field Krtičná near Brezno nad Hronom commited by the Einsatzkommando 14 in 1944. Another file concerns the mass murder of Roma in Čierny Balog.


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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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements


Finding Aids

  • Catalogue, Researcher´s Room.

Archivist Note

The fonds was identified and described by Ján Hlavinka.


  • On-site survey.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0