Survey in Slovakia reveals ignorance of Holocaust

The Holocaust and the responsibility of the wartime Slovak state for its participation in the Nazi-controlled extermination of Jews remains a part of their history that the Slovak public knows relatively little about – despite experts’ claims that there is more than enough information available about this era.

Slovakia’s wartime experience is often a source of controversy and argument in Slovak society, especially since many prominent figures today refuse to acknowledge the responsibility of Slovakia’s then leaders for its part in the Holocaust and Holocaust-related events that took place on Slovak territory.

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