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Volksgericht Linz (Verfahren mit Urteil and Verfahren ohne Urteil)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2010.75 | RG Number: RG-17.034

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    Overview

    Description
    Contains 322 post-war trials of defendants accused of Nazi war crimes. The trials took place in the Volksgericht Linz (People's Court in Linz), Austria from 1946 to 1955. These cases mostly relate to Jewish victims. Includes cases from Salzburg over which the Volksgericht Linz also had jurisdiction.
    Alternate Title
    The Peoples' Court in Linz (court cases with a verdict and court cases without a verdict)
    Date
    inclusive:  1946-1955
    Reference
    Peter Eigelsberger, "Mauthausen vor Gericht"- Die oesterreichischen Prozesse wegen Tötungsdelikten im KZ Mauthausen und seinen Aussenlagern, in: Thomas Albrich/Winfried R. Garscha/Martin Polaschek (Hrsg.), "Holocaust und Kriegsverbrechen vor Gericht -

    Der Fall Österreich", Innsbruck 2006, pp. 198-228;

    Winfried R. Garscha/ Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider, Legionäre, DenunziantInnen, Illegale. Die Tätigkeit des Volksgerichts Linz, in: Heimo Halbrainer/Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider (Hrsg.), Kriegsverbrechen, NS-Gewaltverbrechen und die europäische Strafjustiz

    von Nürnberg bis Den Haag, Graz 2007, pp.251-269 ;

    Winfried R. Garscha/ Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider, Das Volksgericht Linz - Die Ahndung von NS- Verbrechen in Oberösterreich nach 1945, in: Fritz Mayrhofer/Walter Schuster (Hrsg.), Nationalsozialismus in Linz, 2 volumes, Linz 2001, Band 2, pp.1467-1561;

    Winfried R. Garscha/ Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider, "Traurige Helden der inneren Front." Die Linzer Tagespresse und die Anfänge der gerichtlichen Ahndung von NS-Verbrechen in Oberösterreich 1945/46, in: Stadtarchiv und Stadtgeschichte. Forschungen und

    Innovationen. Festschrift für Fritz Mayerhofer (publ. by Archiv der Stadt Linz), Linz 2004, pp. 561-581.

    Heimo Halbrainer/Claudia Kuretsidis-Haider (Hrsg.), Kriegsverbrechen, NS-Gewaltverbrechen und die europäische Strafjustiz von Nürnberg bis Den Haag, Graz 2007

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Extent
    32,450 digital files : JPEG ; 49.8 GB.
    System of Arrangement
    The files are organized in the following order: Case number of the Court ("Aktenzahl Gericht"); Case number of the Prosecutor ("Aktenzahl Staatsanwaltschaft"); Archival signature in the State Archives of Upper Austria and carton number; Volume of the case file; Analysis of the court case.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. Users are required to complete a User Declaration in order to gain access to the collection. User declarations are shared by USHMM with State Archives of Upper Austria. The USHMM Archives shall send once a year signed user declarations to the Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv.
    Conditions on Use
    Use of archival material from the State Archives of Upper Austria is limited to personal or scholarly research or for research about the applicant’s family members. Transfer of the reproduced archival material to third parties is not permitted. Publication of archival material requires the written permission of the State Archives of Upper Austria. If permission is granted, the applicant agrees to cite original archival reference and name of source archive in all publications, personal data are to be published in anonymized form only, a copy of any publication in which archival material from the State Archives of Upper Austria was used shall be sent to the State Archives of Upper Austria free of charge.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Linz (Austria)

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Records created by the People's Court in Linz, Austria, 1946-1955. The digitization of the post-war Linz court case files was done as a research and digitization project by the Zentrale österreichische Forschungsstelle Nachkriegsjustiz (Austrian Research Agency for Post-War Trials, FStN) with the financial support of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Museum acquired the collection from the Oberösterreichisches Landesarchiv (State Archives of Upper Austria). The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received digitized collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in Dec. 2010.
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