Okresný ľúdový súd v Lučenci
- District People´s Court in Lučenec
7 boxes, paper
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.
The fonds contains various files concerning the persecution of Jews in Slovakia (1938-1945) and Hungary (1938-1945). Among others there is a case file of the former detective of Hungarian state police which contains the information about the investigation and the death of Jewish man in Lučenec (Losonc). Another file of former dignitary of the Nyilaskeresztes Párt (Arrow Cross Party) in Lučenec contains the information on the division of Jewish property in Lučenec (Losonc). One file contains the information on the ghetto in Lučenec (Losonc). There is also a file concerning the blackmailing of Jews in Bratislava in 1942 by two officials who pretended to be policemen.
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Printed catalogue, Researcher´s Room of the archive.
The fonds was identified and described by Ján Hlavinka.
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