Okresný úrad v Trenčíne

  • District Office in Trenčín
Language of Description
1923 - 1945
Level of Description
  • Slovak
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

106,3 linear meters, paper documents.

Biographical History

The District Office in Trenčín was a state administration body. It was established during the period of 1st Czechoslovak Republic (1918-1938) and it existed also during the period of the Slovak state/ Slovak Republic (1939-1945). The office was originally established under Law no. 126/1920 Coll., which entered into effect on 1 January 1923. Soon after the creation of the Slovak state (March 14, 1939) its state administration was reorganized and the District Office in Trenčín was subordinated to the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic (pursuant to the Law No. 190/1939 effective from 1 January 1940). In matters falling within the competence of other ministries, regulations and instructions of these ministries were implemented. Since 1 January 1940, the Trenčín district was incorporated into the the newly established Trenčín County (Trenčianska župa) and was subordinated to the County Office of the Trenčín County (Župný úrad Trenčianskej župy). The District Chief (Okresný náčelník) was the head of District Office in Trenčín with the responsibility for the state administration in the district as well as the work of the District Office. From 1 January 1940 District Chief was subordinated to the respected County Office and the Ministry of Interior. District Offices were superior to the local notary offices and regional notary offices which were the lowest level bodies of the state administration in Slovakia 1938-1945. Due to the fact that in the period 1938-1945 the vaste majority of anti-Jewish measures in Slovakia were put to life by the state administration bodies archival documents of District Offices represent some of the most important sources for the research of Holocaust in Slovakia.

Scope and Content

Fonds contains documents of the District Office in Trenčín, which was the regional state administration body. Besides important documents pertaining to the political, economical and social history of the region in 1923-1945, fonds contains significant number of files concerning the persecution of Jews in 1938-1945. It contains documents pertaining to the appointment of so called governmental trustees into the firms owned by Jews, documents pertaining to the so called aryanisation of enterprise property in the district Trenčín. Besides that there are files pertaining to the dismissal of Jews from offices and public administration, the forced labor of Jews in Trenčianske Teplice. Several files pertain to the deportation of Jews from Slovakia in 1942. The fonds contains various lists of Jews, including the list of doctors, list of Jews who were members of former leftist political parties, or list of Jews who were considered to be "excluded from the economy" from 1944. The fonds also contains monthly situational reports of the district chief which are important source of information on persecution of Jews in 1938-1945.


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System of Arrangement

Files are chronologically and numerically organized.

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Finding Aids

  • Printed inventory in the Researchers´ Room of the archive, 1979, Author: Mária Hvožďárová.

Archivist Note

Fonds was identified and described by Ján Hlavinka.

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