Archival Descriptions

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Munkaszolgálattal kapcsolatos gyűjtemény

    • Labour Service Collection

    The collection holds selected documents concerning the establishment and maintenance of the labor service system, the implementation of anti-Jewish laws (Act IV of 1939 Act XV of 1941 and Act XXV of 1942) and decrees in the military as well as various antisemitic initiatives and administrative procedures exceeding the existing laws and decrees. Besides Jewish-related records, the collection also holds documents concerning other minority groups, including Christian denominations who refused armed service on religious grounds, such as Nazarenes, Pentecostals, Adventists and Jehovah’s Witnesse...

  5. Records of the Subprefect of Heves County, 1867-1950

    • Heves vármegye alispánjának iratai, 1867-1950

    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 Heves County. The most relevant parts are the following: IV. 404.a. Administrative records, 1876-1944 The material from the years 1938-1943 (boxes 492-748), 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 the municipal committees and social organizati...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Kormányzó félhivatalos iratai

    • Semi-official Records of the Regent

    The collection holds the semi-official diplomatic records as well as private and family documents of Miklós Horthy, the Regent of Hungary between 1919 and 1944. The collection is divided into two main thematic groups: Records related to Internal Affairs and Foreign Affairs (I-II.) Files with relevance to the history of Hungarian Jews and the Holocaust include the letters of Prime Ministers Bethlen, Gömbös, Teleki and Bárdossy to Horthy (I.B), memorandum of the policy of the Imrédy government (I.C), various pro memoriae and letters on political parties and problems (I.D) and letters and prop...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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...

  11. Records of the Mayor's Office of Sopron

    • Sopron Város Polgármesteri Hivatalának iratai

    The collection holds the records of the Mayor, the head of the administration of the town of Sopron between 1902 and 1945. Records from the years 1938-1944 (Boxes 242-499) include, but not limited to documents concerning the implementation of Jewish Laws and other antisemitic bureaucratic measures, including the withdrawal of trade licences and permits, quitting rental agreements of Jews, exclusion of Jews from the municipal committee and social organisations, discharge of Jewish private and state employees, registration and expropriation of Jewish landholdings; administrative procedures ag...

  12. Records of the Eger Financial Directorate, 1870-1956

    The collection of the Financial Directorate covers all financial matters of companies and individuals, including but not limited to all kinds of taxation, salaries and pensions, monopolies and excises, licensing, fees and tolls, land mortgage and release, and insurance matters. The most relevant Holocaust-related part of the collection is the Records of the Department No VIII. from 1944, including declarations of Jewish citizens on their assets and inventories of Jewish property. Following the Nazi occupation of Hungary, Prime Minister’s Decree no. 1600/1944 issued on 16 April on the declar...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. Budapesti Népbíróság iratai. Büntetőperes iratok

    • People’s Court of Budapest. Criminal Trial Records. 1945-1949

    Documents of the Budapest People’s Court are one of the key sources pertaining to the interwar and wartime history of Hungary as well as the Holocaust. The materials include trials against former prime ministers Béla Imrédy, László Bárdossy, Döme Sztójay and Ferenc Szálasi, several ministers, undersecretaties of state and other protagonists of the anti-Jewish policies as well as the direct perpetrators of murders and other atrocities against labor servicemen and Jewish civilians, trials against members of the Arrow Cross, the Volksbund, gendarmerie and various other pro-Nazi organizations a...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. Records of the Subprefect of Sopron County

    • Sopron 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 Sopron County. The material from the years 1938-1944 (boxes 565-711), 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 the municipal committees and social organizations, registration and expropriation of Jewish landholdings; administrative procedures a...

  20. Records of the Balassagyarmat Representative of the Government Commissary for Abandoned Property

    • Elhagyott Javak Kormánybiztossága Balassagyarmati megbízottjának iratai

    The collection holds records pertaining to real estate and moveable property abandoned between the German occupation of Hungary on March 19, 1944, and the end of the war on Hungarian territory in the middle of April, 1945. The overwhelming majority of the material deals with the property of deported Jews or former labour servicemen. The records include, but not limited to the following types of documents: petitions and requests submitted by Jewish organizations and Jewish individuals for social aid, material support and financial restitution; petitions of owners of factories and other firms...