Okresný ľudový súd v Spišskej Novej Vsi

  • District People´s Court in Spišská Nová Ves
Language of Description
1945 - 1947
Level of Description
  • German
  • Slovak
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

8 boxes, 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 the information on the so called aryanisation of Jewish enterprise property in Spišská Nová Ves. One file contains the information on various anti-Jewish activities and physical of abuse of Jews in Spišská Nová Ves organized by local inhabitants as well as German children from the Third Reich visiting the town during the KLV action. Several files contain the information about the deportation of Jews from Spišská Nová Ves, Markušovce. The fonds contains four separate case files of the former members of SS who served as guards in Gross-Rosen, Neuengamme, Braunschweig, Bergen Belsen, Buchenwald and Auschwitz. There are also files pertaining the persecution of Jews in 1944.


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Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Reproduction

Archival documents can be reproduced with the permission of the archive and in accordance with archive´s Research Rules (Bádateľský poriadok) as well as other internal regulations of the Ministry of Interior.

Finding Aids

  • Printed inventory: Retribučné súdy a orgány obžaloby na Spiši 1945-1945, Author: Alžbeta Liščáková, 1970, available in the Researchers´ room of the archive.

Archivist Note

The fonds was identified and described by Ján Hlavinka.

Rules and Conventions

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