Okresný ľúdový súd v Bratislave

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

Extent and Medium

9.25 linear meters, 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 several Holocaust-related case files, including the case-file of former aryaniser, file of former temporary administrator of Jewish household in Bratislava or file pertaining to the denunciation of Jews in Bratislava. There are also case-files of former members of Deutsche Partein and SS who served as a guards in Dachau, Mauthausen and Auschwitz. There are several case-files of former members of the Hlinka Guard. One such file pertains to the interrogation and torturing of Jews in Bratislava in 1944.


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No accruals expected.

System of Arrangement

Files are arranged numerically.

Conditions Governing Access

Limited access due to the declared protection of personal data.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements


Finding Aids

  • Printed inventory in the Researchers´s Room of the archive.

Existence and Location of Copies

  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D. C., U.S.A.

Archivist Note

The fonds was identified and described by Ján Hlavinka.


  • Desk research.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0