Holding Institution: Magyar Zsidó Levéltár
  1. Joint Magyarországi Képviselete iratai

    • Documents of the Hungarian Representation of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

    The collection contains miscellaneous documents of the Joint Magyarországi Bizottsága (the Hungarian Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) and the Országos Zsidó Segítő Bizottság (the National Jewish Aid Organization) between 1945 and 1950. The documents include the agenda and minutes of meetings of the Hungarian Committee of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee as well as the proposals of its various departments, its financial and operational reports, budgets, internal correspondence, correspondence with various Hungarian authorities as well as internat...

  2. Landeszman-gyűjtemény

    • Documents collected by former Director of the Jewish Archives of Hungary György Landeszman

    The Landeszman collection includes miscellaneous Holocaust-related documents from 1944-45 and the postwar period, such as documents of individual labor servicemen, letters and requests of the Central Jewish Council from the year 1944, daily demands various Hungarian and German authorities sent to the Central Jewish Council, requesting the delivery of various objects or the provision of various services, notes on the organization of ghetto life, documents regarding the ghettoization and deportation of Jews of Kiskunhalas and Sopron, reports from countryside ghettos from May 1944, list of pro...

  3. Magyar Izraeliták Országos Képviselete iratai. Jogügyi Osztály

    • Documents of the National Representation of Hungarian Israelites. Legal Department

    The largest part of this vast collection was created in the years 1959 to 1963 and contains ample information on what happened to individuals and families during the Holocaust in Hungary. The documents were collected by the Magyar Izraeliták Országos Képviselete Jogügyi Osztálya (the Legal Department of the National Representation of Hungarian Israelites). They were employed as evidence in Holocaust-related legal cases such as compensation cases and cases to determinate pensions. Next to personal recollections, the collection includes testimonies taken by notaries and certificates issued by...

  4. A Magyar Izraeliták Országos Irodájának iratai

    • Documents of the National Office of Hungarian Israelites

    This body of documents holds the records of the National Office of Hungarian Israelites. Its elements with relevance to the history of antisemitism and the Holocaust range from 1939 to 1945 and include: documents regarding the organization’s responses to the anti-Jewish legislation, such as appeals and petitions written to the Hungarian governmental and legislative authorities; correspondence with Jewish individuals, communities and Hungarian and foreign authorities regarding the individual cases of persecuted Hungarian Jews in the country and abroad; documents regarding the aid and relief ...

  5. Pesti Izraelita Hitközség iratai (Segélyprogramok)

    • Documents of the Pest Jewish Community (Aid Programs)

    In Hungary, anti-Jewish legal discrimination became increasingly severe during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The Jewish community responded to the hardship its members experienced by organizing aid programs through various channels. The Jewish community of Pest was by far the largest and wealthiest of the Jewish communities of Hungary and, accordingly, it played a leading role in these initiatives. This collection contains, first of all, documents of the Országos Magyar Zsidó Segítő Akció (the National Hungarian Jewish Aid Action) from the years 1938 to 1945. They include essential docume...

  6. XIII. Documents of the Chevra Kadisha of the Pest Jewish Community

    The collection contains documents of the Chevra Kadisha of the Pest Jewish Community from the 1940s. Most importantly for the study of the history of the Holocaust in Hungary, there are various documents from the month of April 1944, i.e. from the time after the German entry and the beginnings of the activities of the collaborationist government but before the mass deportations from the countryside. These documents include the datasheet regarding the financial situation and the assets of the Pest Chevra Kadisa compiled as stipulated by Prime Minister’s Decree 1600/1944, documents on the imp...

  7. Az Országos Rabbiképző Intézet iratai

    • Documents of the Rabbinical Seminary of Budapest

    The collection includes miscellaneous documents of the Rabbinical Seminary from the years 1942 to 1945. There is the documentation of the Directing Committee of the Rabbinical Seminary from 1942-1943 that includes materials discussing the consequences of anti-Jewish legislation, especially the anti-Semitic Act VIII of 1942, which ended the official, state-endorsed status of the Rabbinical Seminary, documents concerning questions and cases of exemption from Hungarian anti-Semitic legislation and the peculiarly Hungarian institution of labor service. There are also miscellaneous documents of ...

  8. Pesti Izraelita Hitközség iratai

    • Documents of the Pest Israelite Congregation

    The fond contains the records of the Pest Israelite Congregation. Its elements with relevance to the history of antisemitism and the Holocaust range from 1919 to 1945 and include: records of the Legal Aid Office documenting antisemitic atrocities in 1919-1921; personal papers of President of the Jewish Council Samu Stern; records of aid organizations and campaigns, such as the Welfare Bureau of Hungarian Israelites, the Welfare Bureau of Pest Israelites, the Veteran Committee of the National Israelite Offices and the National Hungarian Jewish Aid Action regarding the aid and relief of Jews ...

  9. XX. Holokauszttal kapcsolatos iratgyűjtemény

  10. XXIV. Gyűjtemények

    • Magyar Zsidó Levéltár
    • HU HJA XXIV
    • Hungarian
    • 1828-1960
    • anyakönyvek, iratok, másolatok, nyomtatványok, plakátok, kották, CD, DVD, video
  11. Személyes és családi irathagyatékok

    • Personal and Family Bequests

    The Hungarian Jewish Archives contains the personal documentary bequest of dozens of important individuals and families in part or as a whole. The individuals in question include Ilona Benoschofsky, Fülöp Grünvald, Imre Kertész, Jenő Lévai, Samu Szemere, Jenő Zsoldos, among others. One of the most significant historical sources among them is the documentary bequest of József Pásztor. This large bequest contains valuable information on the activities of the National Jewish Aid Organization and the Office for Support of Hungarian Israelites during the war years such as its activity and financ...

  12. Deportáltakat Gondozó Országos Bizottság (interjúprojekt)

    • National Relief Committee for Deportees (interview project)

    The three main tasks of the Deportáltakat Gondozó Országos Bizottság (the National Relief Committee for Deportees or DEGOB) were to help the repatriation of survivors to Hungary, provide them with social aid, and pursue projects of documentation. As part of the project of documentation, around five thousand survivors articulated their experiences in the offices of the National Relief Committee for Deportees as early as 1945-46 whereby the largest collections of early witness accounts was created. To facilitate the task of the interviewers and standardize the contents, DEGOB gradually develo...

  13. A Zsidó Világkongresszus Magyarországi Képviselete iratai

    • Documents of the Hungarian Representation of the World Jewish Congress

    The collection includes miscellaneous materials of the Hungarian Representation of the World Jewish Congress. It contains activity and financial reports for the years 1946 to 1949, materials from the Statistical Department as well as the correspondence of the Hungarian Representation of the World Jewish Congress. The materials of the Statistical Department provide data on the demographic situation, family status, educational structure, mother tongue, generational structure and institutional network of Hungarian Jewish survivors alongside information on the aid provided to them. It also incl...

  14. Sajtógyűjtemény

    • Press Clipping Collection

    The Hungarian Jewish Archives holds an extensive collection of press clippings. This collection consists of tens of thousands articles, reports, editorials, commentaries, interviews, essays, book reviews, poems. These items were originally published in over one hundred Hungarian and some international newspapers and journals between 1909 and 1948. They cover topics such as Hungarian and international politics of the interwar-period, extreme-right wing movements and parties, the “Jewish question” and anti-Semitism, “race protectionism”, anti-Jewish atrocities and legislation, fascist Italy, ...

  15. Hitközségi szervezet: Vidéki hitközségek

    • Jewish Community Organizations: Countryside communities

    This is a vast collection that contains miscellaneous documents that relate to the history of Hungarian Jewish communities both in the years before 1944 and after 1945 and document key aspects of the Holocaust in Hungary. The collection offers rich documentation on the history of the following Hungarian Jewish communities in the era of Nazism: Bácsalmás, Baja, Bonyhád, Csongrád, Dombóvár, Eger, Esztergom, Gyöngyös, Jászberény, Kalocsa, Kaposvár, Kisújszállás, Kőbánya, Marcali, Mezőkövesd, Miskolc, Nagykőrös, Sárbogárd, Sopron, Szarvas, Szeged, Szentes, Szigetvár, Tata, Vác. There are also s...