Ľudový súd v Trenčíne

  • People´s Court in Trenčín
Language of Description
Level of Description
  • Slovak
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

2,75 linear meters, paper documents.

Biographical History

Following 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. National Court in Bratislava, District People’s Courts (Okresný ľudový súd) and Local People´s Courts represented the system of the retributive judiciary in Slovakia in 1945 - 1947. These courts ceased to function by 31 December 1947. Unfinished cases were subsequently transferred to jurisdiction of special senates of County courts. However after the Communist coup in 1948 a new law was adopted on 25 March 1948 which renewed the decree on retributive justice in whole Czechoslovak republic and new People´s Courts were established.

Archival History

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Scope and Content

Fonds contains files of People´s Court in Trenčín which existed in 1948 as the retributive court. It contains several Holocaust-related case files, including files pertaining to the denunciation and persecution of Jews in Trenčín, Žilina, Bánovce nad Bebravou, Trenčianska Teplá, Turzovka, Ilava. Several files pertain to the activities and crimes comitted by the Hlinka guard and deportation of Jews from Trenčín in 1942 or imprisonment of Jews during their deportation in the Concentration Center for Jews in Žilina. Several files pertain to the activities and crimes comitted by the Special Units of the Hlinka Guard (Pohotovostné oddiely Hlinkovej gardy, POHG) in Trenčín, Bánovce nad Bebravou, Trenčianske Teplice. Several files pertain to the mass murders comitted near Bánovce nad Bebravou and Drietoma. There are also case files of former guards of the Detention Camp in Ilava.


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No accruals expected.

System of Arrangement

Files are arranged numerically.

Conditions Governing Access

Limited access.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Not damaged.

Finding Aids

  • Finding aid available in the Research room of the archive.

Archivist Note

Fonds was identified and described by Ján Hlavinka.


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