Okresné živnostenské spoločenstvo v Košiciach

  • Kassai Járási Vegyes Ipartársulat
  • Tradesmen Association of the Košice District
Language of Description
1925 - 1949
Level of Description
  • Czech
  • Hungarian
  • Slovak
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

3,4 linear meters, 28 boxes, papers.

Biographical History

The Tradesmen Association of the Košice District was one of the key institutions in which industrialists and tradesmen of 59 municipalities of the Košice District were grouped. During WWII, the association had approximately 900 members. Jewish tradesmen were represented in smaller numbers in the membership of the association. However, as a result of the anti-Jewish laws, after 1938 Jewish tradesmen from the territory of the Košice District have gradually lost their rights and their association membership too. The Jewry living in the Košice District was concentrated in the Košice ghettos, later deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Scope and Content

The archival collection of the Tradesmen Association of the Košice District contains important documents regarding the situation of Jewish industrialists and tradesmen that inhabited the localities of the surroundings of Košice. It holds records from the interwar period and the years of Jewish persecution during WWII. A total of 14 boxes - which represents the half of the whole collection - are related to the wartime period. The collection records preserve several register books and the list of the association members too. In these books one might find the detailed professional biographies of the many association members, including Jewish ones, as well as information concerning the revocation of their business certificate in the 1940s. Some parts of the archival collection concern the situation after the deportation of the Jews in the countryside. For example, in Kavočán, Ťahanovce or Čaňa the deporation of the local Jewry resulted in the lack of professionals in many areas of the agriculture and trade, as it documented in the files of the archival fonds.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Reproduction

It is possible to make copies in accordance with the research rules of the archive.

Finding Aids

  • No inventory is available, the collection is arranged chronologically in 28 boxes and register books.

Archivist Note

The fonds was described by Veronika Szeghy-Gayer. Description edited by Martin Posch.

Rules and Conventions

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