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Re: [Slovak-World] Re: Jewish Victims in Villages

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  • LongJohn Wayne
    Martin: Thank you for your scholarly research! Chuck ... http://www1.yadvashem.org/righteous/bycountry/slovakia.html ...
    Message 1 of 12 , Jan 26, 2008
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      Thank you for your scholarly research!


      --- Martin Votruba <votrubam@...> wrote:

      > > There were, however, Slovaks who helped Jews
      > 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:
      > http://tinyurl.com/yryr5m
      > He criticized the deportations before they were
      > carried out and issued
      > baptismal records for some Jews, which might have
      > saved them from
      > deportations.
      > Martin
      > votruba "at" pitt "dot" edu

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