Selected records of state security investigations of Hungarian war criminals (ABTL)

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2005.580
  • RG-39.018
1 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1953, 1 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1989
Level of Description
  • Hungarian
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

34,528 digital images, JPEG and TIFF

93 DVD-ROMs, 4 3/4 in.


Archival History

Állambiztonsági Szolgálatok Történeti Levéltára


Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Source of acquisition is the Állambiztonsági Szolgálatok Történeti Levéltára, ABTL (Historical Archives of State Security Agencies), Hungary. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 2005.

Scope and Content

Contains records of interrogations of suspected war criminals by the investigative branch of the Hungarian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Hungarian Police State Protection Department (Magyar Államrendőrség Államvédelmi Osztálya, ÁVO), and later by the independent Agency for State Security State Protection Authority, (Államvédelmi Hatóság, ÁVH), primarily confessions and witness testimonies.

System of Arrangement

The system of arrangement of the source repository has been preserved in the DVDs. Digital images have been rearranged on the Museum computer network in the numerical order of files.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

Copyright Holder: Állambiztonsági Szolgálatok Történeti Levéltára



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.

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