Hlavnoslúžnovský úrad v Leviciach

  • Chief Constable´s Office in Levice
  • Főszolgabíroi hivatal Léva
Language of Description
1938 - 1944
Level of Description
  • Hungarian
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

8 linear meters, paper documents.

Biographical History

After the occupation of Levice (Léva) by the Hungarian troops, the Hungarian Royal Military District Headquarters became the temporary administrative authority on 10 November 1938. The civil administration was taken over by the Chief Constable Ladislav Majtláth from the by District Military Commander Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Winkler on 28 December 1938, on the basis of the General Staff Order no. 381217 /, 1938. The Chief Constable´s Office operated until December 20, 1944, when the Red Army liberated the town of Levice (Léva).

Scope and Content

The fonds contains documents pertaining to the Jews living in villages in part of the district that was annexed to the Hungarian Kingdom. These documents include data on the dissolution of Jewish societies and the removal of the city physician in Levice from 1938. Files of 1939 then document the restrictions on the businesses of Jewish merchants after the adoption of the Second Jewish Law. The fonds also contains many appeals and rejections of requests for the return of business licenses. Besides that, there are also documents about the police surveillance of Jewish traders and the confiscation of radio receivers that belonged to Jews. Some files pertain to the enforcement of police surveillance on the inhabitants of the villages at the Slovak-Hungarian border for hiding Jews who escaped from Slovakia in 1942. The preserved situational reports contain data on the cancellation of trade licenses of Jewish merchants and craftsmen. Some of these situational reports contain inventories of Jewish property in the district towns as well as the data on the dissolution of Jewish organizations. The fonds also contains lists of Jews from the individual municipalities of the district, created in April 1944. There are also Requests for divorce, documents about the assignment of Jewish property, lists of confiscated goods from closed Jewish trades, and records of house searches in houses of deported Jews.


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Finding Aids

  • Printed finding aid, author Jozef Melicher, 1961, 47 pages. Available in the Study room of the archive.

Archivist Note

Fonds was identified and described by Marta Švoliková, description transl. and edited Ján Hlavinka.

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