World War II

Slovakia remembers fallen war veterans

Red poppies became a symbol of the end of WWI.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Nov 2019, at 23:14


Nazi-allied Slovak state emerged 80 years ago

Historian: The perception of the World War II Slovak state is full of contradictions.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Mar 2019, at 12:05

Jozef Tiso meeting Adolf Hitler on March 13, 1939
Authentic Slovakia

Blog: Slovak National Uprising in our live memory

An important but haunting memorial can be found in the Low Tatra Mountains not far from Banská Bystrica, in former village Kalište.Juro Sikora24. Nov 2017, at 10:25


The banker who tricked Tiso and sent three billion crowns to rebels

Imrich Karvaš was one of the most powerful men in the wartime Slovak State but he helped the popular rebellion. He ended up in the concentration camps and even the communist regime imprisoned him.By Ela Rybárová29. Aug 2017, at 0:01

Imrich Karvaš

Former RAF pilot dies

Imrich Gablech received several Czech and foreign awards and medals. On the occasion of his 100th birthday he was promoted general.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Aug 2017, at 9:30

Imrich Gablech

Ship captain awarded in memoriam

The award is not only a big thank you gesture but also a call for everybody to forget about their comfort and think about how they can help the world become a nicer place, said the Slovak president.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Aug 2017, at 9:30

Analyst: Society has the tools to prevent the worst from happening

Robert Fico did not appear in the Washington Post story about European far right by accident, says political analyst and director of the Institute for Public Affairs Grigorij Mesežnikov.Michaela Terenzani, 1. Feb 2017, at 15:47

Grigorij Mesežnikov

War, heroism and history in Slovakia (Spectacular Slovakia - travel guide)

This regularly updated feature on Slovakia's World War II museums includes a memorial village and an abandoned fortress.22. Aug 2016, at 19:20

The Museum of the Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica.
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President Kiska commemorated WWII anniversary in Sereď

President Andrej Kiska took part in a special TV programme commemorating the victory over fascism and Nazism, a celebration that reminds us to never give up the fight.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. May 2016, at 13:47

President Kiska laid wreaths in Sereď.

Bratislava liberated 71 years ago

The ceremony to commemorate the liberation of the Slovak capital was attended by politicians, but also diplomats.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Apr 2016, at 13:11

Slavín memorial

First Slovak Holocaust museum opens

THOSE who survived and were able to return to the former work- and concentration camp in Sereď, now turned into the first Museum of Holocaust in Slovakia, agree that it should have happened long ago.Zuzana Vilikovská, 9. Feb 2016, at 13:26

Holocaust Museum in Sereď

Canadian author recounts parents' experience with the Holocaust in Slovakia

THOUGH she was born in Toronto, Kathy Kacer regularly returns to Slovakia -- the place where her parents survived the Holocaust. Much more than that though, Kacer has turned their  life stories into a series of…Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 21. Oct 2015, at 15:54

Canadian writer Kathy Kacer

SNP anniversary in Banská Bystrica featured black flags

SLOVAKIA commemorates the 71st anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP), one of the key moments in Slovakia’s World War II history, when rebels in the Nazi-allied Slovak state stood up to the oppressive…Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Aug 2015, at 13:28

Black flags mark the SNP anniversary in Banská Bystrica.

Memorial march culminates with international seminar exploring Holocaust

THE VRBA-WETZLER memorial march that follows in the footsteps of the famous Auschwitz refugees who informed the world about the Jewish genocide during World War II will end in Žilina, where experts on holocaust…Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Aug 2015, at 12:35

Auschwitz-Birkenau, illustrative stock photo

More “Stolpersteine” have been placed into pavements in Banská Bystrica, Bratislava

THE INTERNATIONAL “Stolperstein” (Stumbling Block) project featuring the placing of commemorative stones into pavements before erstwhile homes of victims of Nazi persecution came to Banská Bystrica for the fourth…Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská, 20. Aug 2015, at 8:12

Stolpersteine put in plac ein Bratislava

Memorial march will commemorate the feat of Vrba and Wetzler

IN ONE WEEK'S TIME, the first anniversary of the Vrba-Wetzler Memorial March will commemorate Walter Rosenberg (aka Rudolf Vrba) and Alfred Wetzler, the two Slovaks who brought clear evidence about the Nazi…Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Aug 2015, at 0:08

Fedor Gál

Concentration camp: unknown part of Petržalka history

THE JEWISH Community Museum in Bratislava has been offering different exhibitions each summer season, while being closed in winter. This year, the exhibition on a so-far unknown, or less-known concentration camp in…Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Jun 2015, at 13:15

Exhibition about Engerau camp

Slavín proposed to hold WWII museum

THE DEFENCE Ministry is slated to create a working group along with Bratislava City Hall that will draw up a project of building a museum dedicated to the memories of WWII victims at Bratislava’s Slavín memorial and…Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. May 2015, at 6:34

Underground space below Slavín memorial may hold WWII museum in the future.

Fico’s balancing act

ANNIVERSARIES are much more about the present than the past, and Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to use the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II to bolster patriotism at home as Russia and its…Benjamin Cunningham, 14. May 2015, at 15:13

Háj - Nicovô in Liptovský Mikuláš
Updated: 15. May 2015, at: 12:44

Slovakia commemorated WWII's end

REMEMBERING the victims of World War II and what they fought for was among the main messages spread during events held across Slovakia in early May to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.  Radka Minarechová, 11. May 2015, at 14:35

Háj - Nicovô in Liptovský Mikuláš