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Righteous among the Nations

15 Slovaks have become Righteous Among the Nations

More than 580 Slovaks have received the honour to date.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2019, at 8:35

Imrich and Mária saved two Jewish families

They could not tell their sons and grandfather about them.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2019, at 8:30

Imrich Počuch and his wife Mária

Peter and his wife offered their basement to save a big family

Love your neighbour as yourself is the commandment best illustrated by this story.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2019, at 8:30

Mother of Pavol Krasny with her husband and grandson.

Poor people with big hearts

The Rapčans sheltered a family from Prague in their little house.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2019, at 8:30

Ondrej Rapčan with his wife Elena

They treated Erika as their daughter

Although Anna and Ignác saved Erika, the whole village helped her, too.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2019, at 8:30

Anna Chladná and her husband Ignác

A hero who saved thousands of Jews

Ondrej noted down the testimony of Walter and Alfred after they escaped from Auschwitz.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2019, at 8:30

Ondrej Čanecký

A woman who became a mother to little Jewish girls

Štefánia took care of her children but also of sisters Vera and Denisa.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2019, at 8:30

Štefánia Pellerová

A boy hid her in his luggage

Little Eva escaped death many times.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2019, at 8:30

Cecília Scheibenreifová

She baked bread to keep them full

Because of Zlatica and her husband's determination and courage, 10 Jews survived the war.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2019, at 8:30

Zlatica Vojtková

Karolína gave her life to save the innocent

The Germans not only put Karolína to death but also Jews she was trying to protect.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2019, at 8:30

Karolína Bullová and her husband František

Israel awards 12 Slovaks as Righteous Among the Nations

During World War II, they saved people from certain death. These are their stories.Michaela Terenzani, 31. Jan 2018, at 23:00

Righteous among the Nations awards

Saving people with baptism

Evangelical priest would baptise Jews to save them from certain death.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jan 2018, at 23:00

Ján Holčík accepted the award on behalf of his father, Juraj Holčík.

Six refugees in a cabin

Thanks God we would help those who needed in, Jan Balciar wrote years later.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jan 2018, at 23:00

Righteous among the Nations awards

Hiding in the mountains

The rescuers of the Friedman family pretended their distant relatives were staying with them.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jan 2018, at 23:00

Vlasta Lehotská accepted the award on behalf of Adama Fiačan.

From Liptovský Mikuláš to Podunajské Biskupice

A young boy hid in a pigsty, escaped deportation as the only one of his family.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jan 2018, at 23:00

David Sivor was a young boy during World War II. He was saved by the Ozvald family in Podunajské Biskupice.

The Bardejov rescuers

The policeman, the mailman, the Aryanizer and the villager helped people from Bardejov escape deportations.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jan 2018, at 23:00

Rescuers Adam Bomba and Jozef Kisel.

Slovakia commemorated Holocaust Victims and Racial Hatred Day

Several events took place around Slovakia, mostly at former Jewish religious or memorial sites.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Sep 2017, at 14:12

September 8, commemoriaiton of the Holocaust Vicitms and Racial Hatred Day, 2017, Bratislava

Holocaust survivor: We lived in a hole like rats

Herman Schlosser experienced Anti-Semitism even after World War 2 ended.Roman Cuprik, 26. Jan 2017, at 14:25

Herman Schlosser

Seven more Slovaks recognised as Righteous Among the Nations

Also President Andrej Kiska attended the event.Roman Cuprik, 25. Jan 2017, at 20:10

Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Slovak Republic Zvi Aviner Vapni

Every person must be protected

Ondrej Hažer saved two Jewish families separately during the second World War.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jan 2017, at 20:00

Ondrej Hažer and Helena Hažerová