Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Jewish Victims in Villages
Thank you for your scholarly research!
--- Martin Votruba <votrubam@...> wrote:
> > There were, however, Slovaks who helped Jewshttp://www1.yadvashem.org/righteous/bycountry/slovakia.html
> escape from the Nazis.
> > There are three of my relatives included in the
> list of Righteous
> > Gentiles in the Holocaust Museum in Washington,
> who helped at least
> > [...]
> > Perhaps, we Americans of Slovak heritage don't do
> enough to
> > emphasize that there were Slovaks who helped.
> The Slovaks in Slovakia don't do much, either. Most
> of these
> instances are brought to light by the Jews and their
> descendants who
> have been saved rather than by Slovaks trying to
> discover that part of
> their history. The list is compiled and maintained
> by The Holocaust
> Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority in
> Israel. What's in
> Washington is its "mirror site."
> Here's a story from the Yad Vashem site about a
> lawyer and his teacher
> wife from Zilina who saved a neighbors' daughter by
> hiding her in the
> crib under their own 6-month-old daughter:
> Reports have been saying for years that Slovakia has
> the highest
> per-capita ratio of people listed as "The Righteous
> Among the
> Nations," and I reposted that information here a
> couple of years ago.
> I have since found out that the reports are wrong.
> Slovakia has a
> higher percentage than, e.g., Hungary, the Czech R.,
> Austria, but
> lower than, e.g., Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium.
> Nine more names from Slovakia are to be added this
> coming Sunday, so
> 474 people from Slovakia will be listed. Thousands
> have taken
> possession of businesses that were taken away from
> the Jews during the
> same period. I wonder, Ron, whether you found any
> reference to who
> got the stores you mentioned. Such specific
> information is also hard
> to come by.
> Among those to be recognized on Jan. 27 is the late
> Greek Catholic
> (Byzantine) Bishop Pavol Peter Gojdic [goydeetsh] of
> the Presov Eparchy:
> He criticized the deportations before they were
> carried out and issued
> baptismal records for some Jews, which might have
> saved them from
> votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu
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