Regional Hungarian Records

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2012.5
  • RG-68.150M
1 Jan 1938 - 31 Dec 1946
Level of Description
  • Hungarian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

117,899 digital files, JPEG

97 microfilm reels, 16 mm

Archival History

Magyar Országos Levéltár


Source of acquisition is the Yad Vashem. Records originate from the several Hungarian repositories: the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Külügyminisztérium), Hungarian Ministry of Internal Affairs (Belügyminisztérium), Lutheran Church of Pest, Hungarian National Archives (Magyar Országos Levéltár), Gyor-Sopron County Archives, Szegedi Jewish Community (Szegedi Zsidó Hitközség), and Heves County Archives. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in 2014.

Scope and Content

This collection contains records from various archival repositories including the Hungarian Ministries, Lutheran Church and Jewish community. Records relate to visas and emigration applications; confiscation of Jewish properties; petitions for aid and tax documents. Included is a list of Jews of Sopron and an inventory of Jewish confiscated properties, 1945-1946.

System of Arrangement

Arranged in six series: Series 1. Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Jewish emigration and requests to release Hungarian Jews arrested in Europe 1940-1944 (Reel 1-2); Series 2. Lutheran Church of Pest: Baptism records 1940-1944 (Reel 3-7); Series 3. Hungarian National Archives: Applications for exemption from anti-Jewish laws; visa and passport petitions, 1940-1944; prosecution of Jews and property issues (Reel 8-27); Series 4. Gyor-Sopron County Archives: Jewish law, taxes, land affairs, and travel restrictions in 1944, a list of Jews of Sopron and inventory of properties (Reel 28-36); Series 5. Szeged Jewish Community: Passover files, requests for assistance, school matters, 1939-1943 (37-59); Series. 6. Heves County Archives: Inventory of confiscated properties 1945-1946, and documents of the city of Hatvan1938-1944 (Reel 61-99).

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Magyar Országos Levéltár

Corporate Bodies



This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.