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Slovakia

Meeting with Slovak Jews, Pope Francis speaks of Holocaust “shame”

Leader of Catholic Church met representatives of the Slovak Jewish Community and condemned antisemitism at the Holocaust memorial in the Slovak capital, Bratislava.

Pope Francis arrives for 4-day visit to Slovakia, will meet Holocaust survivors

Pope Francis arrived in Slovakia for a four-day visit, where he will meet with Holocaust survivors and members of the Roma community.

Slovakia apologises for WWII anti-Jewish laws

Slovakia's government apologised for anti-Jewish legislation passed by the country's fascist regime during World War II which excluded Jews from virtually all aspects of economic and public life.

Roma boys help restore forgotten Slovak Jewish cemetery

A local enthusiast and several boys from the Roma community have started restoring a forgotten Jewish cemetery in the Slovak village of Vinodol, bringing back a piece of the village’s history.

JHE: Centuries-old matzevot from the Old Jewish Cemetery in Bratislava discovered

In a remarkable discovery, hundreds of gravestones from the destroyed old Jewish cemetery in Bratislava have come to light.

Loving Slovak Jewish couple passes away within a few hours of each other

Within a few hours of each other, Peter Schwarcz, the long-time President of the Jewish community of Nitra, and his wife Katarína Schwarczová passed away from COVID-19 on January 1, 2021.

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