Reader Feedback: Re: Tiso day brings seven arrests, News Shorts, Vol. 8 No. 11, March 25-31

As an Italian and a quite proud fan of Slovakia for the past six years of my life, I just cannot understand how people can be nostalgic about the old times when their country was ruled by a Nazi priest! What a combination, a servant of God and a servant of national socialism. You should be ashamed of Tiso, as much as we Italians are ashamed of Mussolini. Shalom & Za Mir.

Roberto Balistrieri

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