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

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2005.580 | RG Number: RG-39.018

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    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.
    inclusive:  1945-1989
    bulk:  1945-1953
    Credit Line
    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.
    Collection Creator
    Magyar Államrend?rség Államvédelmi Osztálya
    Államvédelmi Hatóság
    USHMM Archives, RG-52.000, Randolph Braham Collection.

    USHMM Archives, RG-68.060M, Magyarországi Zsidók Deportáltakat Gondozó Országos Bizottsága (DEGOB) Card File Collection.

    USHMM Archives, RG-68.101M, Collection of Testimonies Relating to Hungary (YV O15E).

    RG-39.013M, Records Relating to Hungarian Jewish Communities.

    Braham, R. L.The Politics of Genocide. The Holocaust in Hungary. I-II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.

    Braham, R.L. and Pók. A., Eds. The Holocaust in Hungary Fifty Years Later. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

    Physical Details

    34,528 digital images : JPEG and TIFF ; 179 GB .
    93 DVD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in..
    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.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Fair use only. The Museum shall safeguard, use, and limit access to the documents containing protected personal data in accordance with the terms of the November 5, 2003 agreement between the Government of United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Hungary on the protection of personal data. Personal data of an individual mentioned in the records must not be published sooner than 30 years following the death of the person concerned, or if the year of death is unknown, for 90 years following the birth of the person concerned, or if both dates are unknown, for 60 years following the date of issue of the archival material concerned. “Personal data” is defined as any data that can be related to a certain natural person (“person concerned”), and any conclusion that can be drawn from such data about the person concerned.

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    Administrative Notes

    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.
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