World War II

Red poppies became a symbol of the end of WWI. 11. nov11. Nov 2019, at 23:14
Jozef Tiso meeting Adolf Hitler on March 13, 1939
Historian: The perception of the World War II Slovak state is full of contradictions. 14. mar14. Mar 2019, at 12:05
An important but haunting memorial can be found in the Low Tatra Mountains not far from Banská Bystrica, in former village Kalište. 24. nov24. Nov 2017, at 10:25
Imrich Karvaš
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. 29. aug29. Aug 2017, at 0:01
Imrich Gablech
Imrich Gablech received several Czech and foreign awards and medals. On the occasion of his 100th birthday he was promoted general. 20. aug20. Aug 2017, at 9:30
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. 19. aug19. Aug 2017, at 9:30
Grigorij Mesežnikov
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. 1. feb1. Feb 2017, at 15:47
The Museum of the Slovak National Uprising in Banská Bystrica.
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This regularly updated feature on Slovakia's World War II museums includes a memorial village and an abandoned fortress. 22. aug22. Aug 2016, at 19:20
President Kiska laid wreaths 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. 9. máj9. May 2016, at 13:47
Slavín memorial
The ceremony to commemorate the liberation of the Slovak capital was attended by politicians, but also diplomats. 5. apr5. Apr 2016, at 13:11
Holocaust Museum in Sereď
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. 9. feb9. Feb 2016, at 13:26
Canadian writer Kathy Kacer
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… 21. okt21. Oct 2015, at 15:54
Black flags mark the SNP anniversary in Banská Bystrica.
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… 31. aug31. Aug 2015, at 13:28
Auschwitz-Birkenau, illustrative stock photo
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… 24. aug24. Aug 2015, at 12:35
Stolpersteine put in plac ein 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… 20. aug20. Aug 2015, at 8:12
Fedor Gál
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… 13. aug13. Aug 2015, at 0:08
Exhibition about Engerau camp
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… 1. jún1. Jun 2015, at 13:15
Underground space below Slavín memorial may hold WWII museum in the future.
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… 19. máj19. May 2015, at 6:34
Háj - Nicovô in Liptovský Mikuláš
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… 14. máj14. May 2015, at 15:13
Updated: 15. May 2015, at: 12:44

Slovakia commemorated WWII's end

Háj - Nicovô in Liptovský Mikuláš
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.  11. máj11. May 2015, at 14:35