Historians protest against webpage slandering national uprising

HISTORIANS are protesting against a webpage that labels the outbreak of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) the black day of the Slovak nation and the act of guerrilla murderers.

HISTORIANS are protesting against a webpage that labels the outbreak of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP) the black day of the Slovak nation and the act of guerrilla murderers.

The author of the webpage, Igor Cagáň, who labels himself the administrator of the house where president of the Slovak wartime state Jozef Tiso was born, thanks for assistance in creating the webpage to historians František Vnuk and Milan Stanislav Ďurica, known defenders of the wartime Nazi-allied Slovak state and also historian Martin Lacko who works for the Institute of the Nation’s Memory (UPN), the TASR newswire reported on July 17.

The webpage sells the t-shirts and publish contemporary posters speaking against SNP. It also contains texts claiming that Tiso’s regime stopped deportations of Jews to Nazi camps but they were restarted due to SNP.

“We reject purposive falsifying of this event under the pretext of expressing individual opinion,” Slavomír Michálek of the History Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Miloslav Čaplovič of the Military History Institute and Stanislav Mičev of the Museum of the Slovak National Uprising wrote in their protest statement in reaction to the launch of the website, as quoted by TASR.

The experts say that the page contains plenty of data that distorts history. The Memory of the Nation Institute says that it has nothing in common with the webpage and considers it a private initiative of its employee. However, Michálek, Čaplovič and Mičev say that if a historian from UPN participated in the creation of the webpage, it is a problem.

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