Okresný úrad vo Vranove nad Topľou

  • District Office in Vranov nad Topľou
Language of Description
1923 - 1945
Level of Description
  • Slovak
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

12,6 linear meters, paper documents.

Biographical History

The District Office in in Vranov nad Topľou 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. The District Office in Vranov nad Topľou was subordinated to the County Office in Košice in the years 1923- 1928 and to the Ministry of Interior. After the 1928 reform of state administration in Czechoslovakia resulted in the repeal of counties and County Offices, district offices in the Slovak territory were subordinated to the Country Office in Bratislava (Krajinský úrad v Bratislave). Soon after the creation of the Slovak state (March 14, 1939) its state administration was reorganized and the District Office in Vranov nad Topľou 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 Vranov nad Topľou district was also incorporated into the the newly established Šariš-Zemplín County (Šarišsko-zemplínska župa) and was subordinated to the County Office of the Šariš-Zemplín County (Župný úrad Šarišsko-zemplínskej župy) with the seat in Prešov too. The District Chief (Okresný náčelník) was the head of District Office in Vranov nad Topľou 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.

Archival History

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Scope and Content

The fonds contains documents of the District Office in Vranov nad Topľou which was regional state administration body. Besides documents pertaining to various issues of social and economic character, this fonds contains sources on persecution of the Jews living at the territory of district of Vranov nad Topľou in 1938-1945. It contains documents on appointment of governmental trustees into enterprises of Jews or dismissal of Jews from public service.It also contains very important documents pertaining to the registration of Jews during the preparation of deportation from Slovakia in 1942: the only preserved copy the so called Jewish census, in Slovak: Súpis Židov.


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System of Arrangement

Fonds is arranged according to departments.

Conditions Governing Access


Finding Aids

  • Printed inventory available in the Researchers´ Room of the archive.

Existence and Location of Copies

    1. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D. C., U.S.A.
    2. Holocaust Documentation Center in Bratislava, Slovakia

Archivist Note

The fonds was identified and described by Ján Hlavinka.

Rules and Conventions

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