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Pomocný fond pre úpravu dlhov okresov a obcí v Krajine Podkarpatskoruskej, Uzhgorod

Pomocný fond pre úpravu dlhov okresov a obcí v Krajine Podkarpatskoruskej (Assistance Fund for Adjustment of Debts of Districts and Municipalities in Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia), Uzhgorod was established based on Act No 69/1935 of 9 April 1935 on financial measures in the local government sector. The regions forming parts of Czechoslovakia were to get certain amounts of funds to reduce debts of districts and municipalities. Bohemia was to get 120 million Czechoslovak crowns (Kč), Moravia and Silesia Kč 44 million, Slovakia Kč 34 million and Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia Kč 4 million. These funds were used to establish Assistance Funds for Adjustment of Debts as separate legal entities in each of the regions.

The Assistance Fund was represented and managed by the Board of Trustees; its members included members of the Country Committee, the director general of Zemská banka and another officer from Zemská banka authorised by the director general, two government representatives and two deputies for them from the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Finance. Trustees were appointed for a term of six years and the positions were not remunerated.

Debts could be adjusted in several ways. The Assistance Fund could either take over a debt to collect its interest or write it off, or it could settle the debt. To settle the debts, the Fund was entitled to issue debenture bonds bearing interest of maximum 5% with maturity in 40 years at the latest.

The Assistance Fund in Uzhgorod existed only two years, as Sub-Carpathian Ruthenia was annexed to Hungary after the First Vienna Arbitration. The documents from its activities include minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees, contracts with Zemská banka, part of the correspondence, and documents related to the reducing of debts of the municipalities of Khust, Mukachevo, Rakhiv, Svaliava, Nizhni Veretski and Uzhgorod.

The documents are stored in one archival box. Originally, they were placed in various locations in Bratislava – on Gorkého, Leningradská (Laurinská) and Nedbalova streets. A part of the documents was discarded and destroyed in the 1950s. The remaining documents were deposited in the former monastery at Marianka which served as the corporate archives for the Regional Institute of Štátna banka československá for Slovakia. In 1975 – 1977, the documents were moved to a new building of the archives at 27 Krajná Street in Bratislava and later, in 2003, they were transferred to the Archives of Národná banka Slovenska at 8 Cukrová Street in Bratislava.

The original inventory to the fonds was prepared in 2006 in the Archives of Národná banka Slovenska, where it was checked and amended in 2015.

Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2019