Okresný ľudový súd v Trnave

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

Extent and Medium

1,13 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 documents of the District People´s Court in Trnava. Among others there are documents pertaining to the anti-Jewish activities of the Hlinka Guard in Trnava. Several case-files of the former members of the HG pertain to the deportations of Jews from Trnava and surrounding villages in 1942, various forms of persecution of Jews as well as the deportation of Jews in 1944-1945. These files contain the information on the arresting of Jews in September 1944, directions of their deportation etc. Some files pertain to the former members of the German minority in Trnava who joined the SS and served in various concentration camps including Dachau.


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System of Arrangement

Files are arranged numerically.

Conditions Governing Access

Limited access due to the personal data protection.

Archivist Note

The fonds was identified and described by Ján Hlavinka.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0