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Selected records of the District People's Courts and the Local People's Courts from the State Archive in Banská Bystrica

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2019.305.1 | RG Number: RG-57.029

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    Consists of selected records from 15 collections concerning the persecution of Jews in Slovakia (1945-1948) and pertaining the trials and investigations of Slovaks and former Hlinka guard members tried in the court in the District People's Courts and the Local People's Courts for collaborating with the German security forces. Contains files on the aryanization, deportation of Jews from Banská Bystrica in 1942, hiding of Jews, denunciation and detention of Jews, arrest of Communists, Jews and Roma, the ghetto in Lučenec, mass murder in Dolný Turček, guards in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, imprisonment of Jews in the labor camps, census of Jews, illegal crossing of borders or various penal cases, Also it features many survivor and eyewitness testimonies describing the persecution of Jews and crimes committed against Jews.

    Following the Second World War trials with Nazi criminals and their collaborators were organized on the territory of restored Czechoslovakia.. Three-tier retributive justice system was established in the Slovak part of post-war Czechoslovakia by the Regulation of the Slovak National Council no. 33/1945 on the Punishment of Fascist Criminals, Occupants, Traitors and Collaborators and on the Establishment of People’s Judiciary. District People’s Courts (Okresný ľudový súd), which were established at district seats with the jurisdiction over the territory of specific districts represented the second tier within the system of the retributive judiciary in Slovakia.

    inclusive:  1945-1948

    Physical Details

    23,397 digital images : TIFF ; 1,093 TB .
    System of Arrangement
    Organized by the titles of collections. Selected records of: 1. Okresný ľudový súd v Banskej Bystrici (6,116 digital scans) Folders 001 to 073; 2. Okresný ľudový súd v Banskej Štiavnici (1,767 digital scans) Folders 074 to 093; 3.Okresný ľudový súd v Brezne (1,955 scans) Folders 094 to 106; 4. Okresný ľudový súd vo Feledinciach (766 scans) Folders 107 to 120; 5. Okresný ľudový súd v Krupine (462 scans) Folders 121 to 125; 6. Okresný ľudový súd v Kremnici (665 scans) Folders 126 to 141; 7. Okresný ľudový súd v Lučenci (796 scans) Folders 141 to 149; 8. Okresný ľudový súd v Modrom Kameni (383 scans) Folders 150 to 157; 9. Okresný ľudový súd v Novej Bani (954 scans) Folders 158 to 165; 10. Okresný ľudový súd v Rimavskej Sobote (2,743 scans) Folders 166 to 210; 11. Okresný ľudový súd v Šahách (586 scans) Folders 211 to 220; 12. Okresný ľudový súd vo Zvolene (2,643 scans) Folders 221 to 249; 13. Ľudový súd v Banskej Bystrici (3,101 scans) Folders 250 to 278; 14. Okresný ľudový súd v Tornali (151 scans) Folders 279 to 281; 15. Ľudový súd v Rimavskej Sobote (308 scans) Folders 282 to 285. Most of selected files are organized in chronological order and by names of accused people.

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    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
    Publication of documents requires the written permission of the Slovak Ministry of Interior, users should cite the original archival reference and name of the source archives in any work and publications. Personal data of individuals should to be published in anonymized form only. See cooperative agreement.

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Štátny archív v Banskej Bystrici (State Archive in Banská Bystrica).The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the digitized collection via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in August 2019.
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    2023-08-23 13:56:00
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