Štátne občianstvá a domovské príslušnosti

  • Citizenships and domicile rights
Language of Description
1909 - 1944
Level of Description
  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Latin
  • Slovak

Extent and Medium

430 boxes, paper

Biographical History

The first modern legal regulation on domicile right in the territory of Slovakia is connected to the Hungarian Article XVIII of Law year 1871 on the administration of small settlements and municipalities. According to this article, every citizen of the state had to belong to a municipality. In 1918, the new Czechoslovak Republic was established, which began to adopt new laws concerning the domicil right and citizenship which was governed by the new Act No. 236/1920. Subsequently, a more significant change was the adoption of Constitutional Act No. 152 on July 1, 1926, called Lex Dérer, which supplemented Act No. 236 of 1920. Until 1938, only government regulations were issued for the regulation of citizenship and domicile right. In the period between 1938 -1948, when Košice and Southern Slovakia belonged to the Hungarian Kingdom, citizenship applications were processed based on previously valid Hungarian laws. (Later, the Czechoslovak law no. 194/1949 on the acquisition and loss of Czechoslovak citizenship has definitively canceled the granting of the right of domicile.)

Scope and Content

It is an artificially created collection of materials which consists of documents extracted from 4 archival fonds. It contains the personal documents of about 5,500 residents of Košice - including many Jews - from the period between 1909 and 1944. These files concern their citizenship and their domicile right (domovská príslušnosť in Slovak, községi illetőség in Hungarian). The documents created between 1938 and 1944 are preserved in about 40 boxes. These mostly contain files of approximately 1300 people, including residents of Jewish religion. Each file contains a large amount of personal information of the applicants.

Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Reproduction

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

Finding Aids

  • Printed collection guide prepared by Gabriel Szeghy is 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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