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Commemorations for Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence in Slovakia

On 9 September 2020, Slovakia commemorates the Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence. Established in 2000 by the Slovak Parliament, the day marks the date in 1941 when the Slovak government issued a decree on the legal status of Jews, the so-called the Jewish Codex.

Slovak journalist dedicates life to memorialising righteous

Over the past seven years, Dagmar Mozolová has documented the stories of 138 Slovaks who helped to save Jews in the Holocaust.

Memorial to trace the steps of hidden Slovak Jewish children

Post Bellum, a Slovak NGO has turned the story of Holocaust survivor Eli Vago into a memorial. At the end of August, participants will be able to follow a path across Slovakia, tracing the steps of Vago and his sister's journey.

Restoration of vandalised Jewish cemetery in Námestovo nearly completed

Wearing masks to work within Slovakia’s coronavirus restrictions, volunteers have almost fully completed the restoration of the Jewish cemetery in Námestovo, Slovakia, which suffered a vandal attack in December 2019 that saw at least 60 headstones toppled.

Second incident of Jewish cemetery desecration in Slovakia

More than 20 headstones were vandalised at a Jewish cemetery in northern Slovakia in the second such incident in the country in a week.

Jewish cemetery vandalised in Northern Slovakia

Unknown vandals have damaged dozens of gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in the northern Slovak town of Namestovo.

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