Language of Description: English
Country Code: Hungary
  1. Records of the Pest District Law Court, 1945-1950

    • Pestvidéki Törvényszék iratai, 1945-1950

    The collection holds the records of Pest District Law Court including the records of the civil court and the records of criminal court as well as administrative records of the Court (presidential, secret and classified records). XXV.1. 3. General administrative records I.A./17. holds records pertaining to war crimes trials, including legal procedures of Holocaust perpetrators from all walks of life, including employees of municipal and state administration, military and law enforcement officers and intellectuals. It contains plenty of information on antisemitic policies and incidents, the i...

  2. Records of the Central Endorsement Committee No.1-2 of Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County, 1945-1947

    • Pest Vármegye I.-II. sz. Központi Igazoló Bizottságának iratai, 1945-1947

    The collection holds the survived records of the Endorsement Committees established after the end of World War II in Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County. Endorsement procedures were initiated against employees of municipal and state administration, military and law enforcement officers and intellectuals, including lawyers, teachers, physicians and pharmacists. The material provides specific insight into various aspects of the political, social and economic life in Pest-Pilis-Solt –Kiskun County. It contains plenty of information on antisemitic policies and incidents, the implementation of Jewish ...

  3. Records of László Endre, 1911-1945

    • Endre László iratai, 1911-1945

    The collection contains the private records of László Endre, one of the most influential extreme right wing politicians in modern-era Hungary and one of the key perpetrators of the Holocaust. The most relevant part of the collection is his private correspondence (XIV.2.a.) with several dramatis personae of the interwar and World War II history of Hungary, many of those played roles in antisemitic and nationalistic policies, Jewish laws and the Holocaust, as well as thousands of persons representing the “Christian conservative” ruling and middle class of Hungary. The collection also holds le...

  4. Records of the Pest District Royal Law Court, 1872-1944

    • A Pestvidéki Királyi Törvényszék iratai, 1872-1944

    The collection holds the records of the Pest District Royal Law Court, including the records of the civil court and the records of criminal court as well as land register records. VII.1. a. Presidential Records mostly hold organizational and administrative matters and personnel files VII.1. b. Records of lawsuits and out-of-court settlements from the years 1874-1944, which cover various aspects of the life of Jewish and non-Jewish citizens in Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County. This part of the collection holds civil lawsuits concerning various private law issues, including marriage and divorce,...

  5. Records of the Budapest District of the Royal Hungarian Financial Directorate, 1863-1944

    • Budapestvidéki M. Kir. Pénzügyigazgatóság iratai, 1863-1944

    Between 1938 and 1944, financial directorates played a crucial role in the state-controlled campaign to systematically seize the assets of Hungarian Jews. The most relevant part of the collection is the Records of the Presidential Department No I., 1896-1944 (VI.101.c.), which is divided into three major sections (A-C): General Records, Declarations on the assets of citizens considered Jewish, 1944 and Inventories of Jewish property, 1944. Pre-1944 files are of fragmented nature. However, the 1944 records contain detailed information on the state sequestration and inventory of Jewish proper...

  6. Records of the Hungarian Royal Police Department of Vác, 1942, 1944

    • A M.Kir. Rendőrség Váci Kapitányságának iratai, 1942, 1944

    The collection holds the survived records of the Police Department of the town of Vác, mostly from the fateful year of 1944. Jewish-related cases are scattered throughout the material and include, but not limited to the following topics: permits and licenses of Jewish individuals and companies, extensions of permits and licenses, including events of communities and social organizations, citizenship and naturalization cases, certificates and residence permits, documents pertaining to the conscription of Jews and the yellow star decree and many other anti-Jewish measures in April 1944, the co...

  7. Records of the Mayor of the Town of Nagykőrös, 1872-1944

    • Nagykőrös város polgármesterének iratai, 1872-1944

    The collection holds the records of the Mayor, the head of the administration of the town of Nagykőrös between 1872 and 1950. Records from the years 1938-1944 include, but not limited to documents concerning the implementation of Jewish Laws and other antisemitic bureaucratic procedures, including the withdrawal of trade licences and permits, quitting rental agreements of Jews, exclusion of Jews from the municipal committee and social organizations, discharge of Jewish private and state employees, registration and expropriation of Jewish landholdings; administrative procedures against Jewis...

  8. Records of the Mayor of the Town of Cegléd, 1872-1944

    • Cegléd város polgármesterének iratai, 1872-1944

    The collection holds the records of the Mayor, the head of the administration of the town of Cegléd between 1872 and 1950. Records from the years 1938-1944 include but not limited to documents concerning the implementation of Jewish Laws and antisemitic bureaucratic procedures, including the withdrawal of trade licences and permits, quitting rental agreements of Jews, exclusion of Jews from the municipal committee and social organizations, discharge of Jewish private and state employees, registration and expropriation of Jewish landholdings; administrative procedures against Jewish communit...

  9. Records of the Subprefect of the Administratively Temporarily United Counties of Bars and Hont, 1939-1944

    • Bars és Hont k. e. e. vármegyék alispánjának iratai, 1939-1944

    The collection holds the records of the former Bars and Hont counties pertaining to the Szob district and certain municipalities of the Ipolyság (Šahy) district from the period of 1939–1944, when the southern part of the two counties was under Hungarian rule. Major thematic groups in the collection include the personal matters of county and municipal employees, matters concerning local autonomy and organization of the county and the municipalities, administrative and special matters, as well as political matters. Holocaust-related files include cases of exemption from the Jewish laws, vario...

  10. Records of the Districts of Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County, 1886-1944

    • Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun Vármegye járásainak iratai 1886-1944

    The collection holds all the records of the 20 administrative districts (járás) that existed in Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County between 1886 and 1944. Relevant parts of the material include lists of taxpayers (taxation of lands, houses and other real estate), tax registries, lists of largest taxpayers, lists of permits of tradesmen and merchants, lists of apprentices and employees, drafts of conscripts, various records of industrial, commercial and financial enterprises, regulation of press and movies, lists of citizens committed to public works, lists of permits of tradesmen and merchants an...

  11. Records of the Administrative Committee of Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County, 1876-1944

    • Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun Vármegye Közigazgatási Bizottságának iratai 1876-1944

    The collection holds the records of the Administrative Committee of Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County and its several subcommittees, including minutes of the committee meetings and administrative records. The minutes and the general records contain plenty of information about various aspects of economic life, including taxation and finances, trade licenses and permits, and matters of petty offences, as well as on justice, passports, public education matters, including the matters of Jewish schools, orphans and guardianship, health care, infrastructure and many other matters. The Administrative ...

  12. Records of the Orphans’ Court of Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County, 1876-1950

    • Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun vármegye árvaszékének iratai, 1876-1950

    The records of the Orphans’ Court from 1944 is one of the key sources pertaining to the nationalization of the wealth of Hungarian Jews in spring-summer of 1944. According to decree no. 230.000/1944 of the Ministry of the Interior on April 10 1944 on the handling of the assets of “absent” Jews (that is, those who were promptly taken to the ghettos and collection camps after April 16 and therefore could not report their property as prescribed in governmental decree no. 1600/1944 issued on the same day) fell on the Orphans’ Courts of the counties and cities. They were entitled to appoint publ...

  13. Records of the Municipal Committee of Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County, 1876-1949

    • Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun vármegye Törvényhatósági Bizottságának iratai, 1876-1949

    The collection holds all the minutes of the meetings of the Municipal Assembly and the Small Assembly of the Municipal Committee of Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County between 1876 and 1944. Holocaust-related records are scattered throughout the collection and include but not limited to the following issues: trade permits, lease agreements and other financial transactions, permits and small offences concerning the right to sell alcohol; regulations concerning prices and leases, procurement involving Jewish businesses, matters of temporary and permanent financial aid for Israelite schools and Jewi...

  14. Records of the Prefect of Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County, 1876-1944

    • Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun vármegye főispánjának iratai, 1876-1944

    The most relevant Holocaust-related thematic groups of the collection are the following: 401/a. Confidential Records, 1882-1944 Holocaust-related records are scattered throughout the collection, mostly require file-level research, and include, but not limited to the following issues: political movements, including extreme right wing parties; supervision of the press, foundations and cultural and social organizations; passport issues, national and municipal elections; requests for and decisions about various kinds of trade licences and permits; supervision of extreme right wing movements and...

  15. Records of the Subprefect of Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County

    • Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun vármegye alispánjának iratai

    The fond of the records of the Subprefect is one of the key collections pertaining to the history of the Jewish communities and the Holocaust in Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kiskun County. The most relevant parts are the following: IV.B. 408.a-b. Classified and Administrative records, 1876-1944 The survived material from the years 1938-1943 (Boxes 240-259), include records concerning the implementation of the anti-Jewish laws and instances of bureaucratic and illegal antisemitic measures, including the withdrawal of trade licences and permits, quitting rental agreements of Jews, exclusion of Jews from t...

  16. Nyilaskeresztes Párt, 1932–1945

    • Arrow Cross Party, 1932–1945

    The first part of the collection (Boxes1-3) contains the survived records of the Hungarian National Socialist Party and its successor, the Arrow Cross Party, mostly from the war years. The material includes the documents of party administration (registered as well as unregistered fragments), cashier’s and registry books, regulations, orders, circulars and other internal correspondence, an undated brief history of the party, programs and flyers of the Hungarian National Socialist Party and various extreme right wing splinter groups, speeches, studies and other publications of party leader Fe...

  17. Budapesti Nemzeti Bizottság iratai. A náci és nyilas rémtettek kivizsgálására alakult bizottság iratai

    • Budapest National Committee. The Committee for the Investigation of Nazi and Arrow Cross Atrocities

    The Records of the Committee for the Investigation of Nazi and Arrow Cross Atrocities are incorporated into the Records of the Budapest National Committee. The survived records include the documents related to the establishment of the Committee (fasc.9.), further documents related to the activities of the Committee including its correspondence with the Hungarian institutions of justice and investigation, photographs, documents on the burial of dead bodies that were lying in the territory of the ghetto, the protocols the Committee recorded or received in its official capacity, police protoco...

  18. Vichy-i követség iratai, 1940-1944

    • Records of the Hungarian Embassy in Vichy, 1940-1944

    With the defeat of France in 1940 and the signing of the armistice, the so called French State with its capital in Vichy emerged. The Hungarian state appointed an Ambassador to this nominally sovereign entity in unoccupied France. Its Embassy processed hundreds of cases which are part of this collection. Most of these cases concern questions of citizenship and passport-related requests. There are documents concerning visa and travel requests, requests to return to Hungary but also certificates of birth, marriage and change of religion. Other documents concern cases of the arrest, internment...

  19. Kállay Miklós miniszterelnök iratai

    • Personal Files of Prime Ministers and other governmental officials: Miklós Kállay

    Miklós Kállay (1887-1967), politician, Minister of Agriculture in the cabinet of Gyula Gömbös who then served as Prime Minister of Hungary between 1942 and 1944. Kállay belonged among the more moderate members of the establishment but largely kept the ministers who served under his predecessor Bárdossy in their positions. His premiership was characterized by a new Hungarian foreign policy aimed at the cautious distancing of the country from Nazi Germany and the initiation of negotiations with the Western Allies, especially Great Britain. Hungary refused to deport its large Jewish population...

  20. Bárdossy László miniszterelnök iratai

    • Personal Files of Prime Minister László Bárdossy

    László Bárdossy (1890-1946) was a diplomat, politician, foreign minister and then Prime Minister of Hungary between 1941 and 1942. He introduced the so called Third Anti-Jewish Law in 1941, which closely resembled the racial definitions of the Nuremberg Laws, banning marriage as well as sexual intercourse between Jews and non-Jews. The infamous massacre of Kamenets-Podolsk in 1941 took place during his time in office when the deportation initiated by Hungarian authorities led to the first Nazi mass murder with over 10 000 Jewish victims. Moreover, Hungary entered the war against Yugoslavia ...