Obecný notársky úrad v Lelese

  • Notary Office of Leles
Language of Description
1882 - 1944
Level of Description
  • Hungarian
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

43 boxes, paper

Biographical History

According to the first Vienna Arbitration in November 1938 Leles (in Hungarian Lelesz), a small municipality situated in the southern part of historical Zemplín County, was annexed to the Hungarian Kingdom. Its Notary Office managed the local agenda of Leles and the agenda of two smaller villages, Poľany (in Hungarian Bodrogmező) and Soľnička (in Hungarian Szolnocska). The municipality of Leles, according to the Hungarian census of 1941, had 2082 inhabitants and the local Jewry made up 6,5 % (135 people) of its whole population. (At the same time in Poľany there were 24, while in Soľnička 3 Jewish inhabitants registered by the census.)

Scope and Content

The agenda of the Notary Office of Leles holds records of the local administration in the period between 1882 and 1944, including materials on anti-Jewish measures, the persecution of Jews, and the Aryanization of Jewish property during World War II. Most of the documents concern the municipality of Leles, but also its two neighboring villages, Poľany and Soľnička. Most of the collection’s materials concerning anti-Jewish measures, the deportation of the local Jewry of Leles, Poľany, and Soľnička, as well as the Aryanization of their property can be found in boxes n. 16 – 23. These archival sources are related mainly to the following issues: reports on Jewish entrepreneurs in 1939, files about Jews trading without permission, the prohibition of participation of Jews in the local markets in 1940, the destruction of the synagogue in Leles (1941), a list of Jewish merchants (1944), as well as the confiscation and the management of Jewish property of Leles, Poľany and Soľnička in 1944.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Reproduction

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

Finding Aids

  • Printed inventory, available in the Researcher's room of the archive.

Archivist Note

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

Rules and Conventions

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