Notársky úrad v Jelšave

  • Notary Office of Jelšava
Language of Description
1939 - 1944
Level of Description

Extent and Medium

1,06 linear meters, paper documents

Biographical History

According to the first Vienna Arbitration in November 1938, Jelšava (in Hungarian Jolsva) was annexed to the Hungarian Kingdom. The Notary Office of Jelšava was responsible for the management of the agenda of the city of Jelšava and the municipality of Jelšavská Teplica. According to the Hungarian census of 1941, there were 184 Israelites who lived in Jelšava. They made up 7 % of the population. The Jelšava Jewry had constituted the third largest Jewish community (after Rožňava and Plešivec) of the Rožňava district.

Scope and Content

The agenda of the Notary Office of Jelšava holds records of the local administration in the period between 1939 and 1944, including materials on the Anti-Jewish measures, the persecution of Jews, and the Aryanization of Jewish property in 1944. The archival collection contains the minutes of the city council of Jelšava from the years 1939 – 1944, in which various documents regarding the Anti-Jewish measures have been preserved. For example, one might find here the measure in which Jews were forbidden to sell their goods on the local markets or various files concerning citizenship issues. Most of the archival materials of the collection concerning the deportation of the local Jewry and the Aryanization of their property can be found in box n. 28. These archival sources are related mainly to the following issues: the dissolution of left-wing political parties, a list of Jewish residents, a list of Jewish traders and shop owners, measures regarding the shops that were taken from the Jewry, the distribution of the clothes that belonged to deported Jewish population among the poor people, as well as the confiscation and the management of Jewish property of Jelšava.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Reproduction

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

Finding Aids

  • Inventory made in 2019 available in an eletronic form on the computer of the researcher's room of the archives.

Archivist Note

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

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0