FW: New Book: volume 2 of "The Holocaust in Slovakia" #hungary
Dear H-SIG members:
Allow me to acquaint the Jewish genealogical community with the 2nd volume
of my book "The Holocaust in Slovakia."
"The Holocaust in Slovakia" is an wide-ranging historical essay, in two
volumes, covering distinct periods: the 1800s through 1938 and 1938 through
1947. Both volumes are fully illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams
and tables. I hope you will find the books distinctive literary style and
their graphical design refreshing reading experiences in historical
Two courtesy chapter can be read at
http://livrospraja.com.br/SKSB/SKSB-vol.2-chp17/. Both of them contain
detailed Tables of Contents.
Volume 2, (496 pages) is now available at Lulu
(http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/tomvene); it covers the full period of
president Jozef Tiso's first Slovak (fascist) republic. Its main focus is on
the story of what happened to Slovakia's Jewry during those dreadful years.
Over 30 survivors' testimonies corroborate the drama of this tragic
Additional chapters include important episodes of that period, such as the
altruistic deeds of Jewish resistance groups to save their doomed
coreligionists, how the churches reacted to the deportations and accounts
about the righteous Slovak gentiles who risked their lives to save their
Volume 1, (408 pages) is also available at Lulu.com; it narrates the
historical background of how the Shoah's catastrophe could have happened in
'civilized' Europe. This volume concentrates on the Austro-Hungarian Jews
story dwelling in that empire and, after World War One, in the democratic
Czechoslovak republic lead by Tomas G. Masaryk, an extraordinary statesman
and champion of democracy.
Further chapters cover 19th and 20th century European history of
anti-Semitism, including the political progression that led to Hitler's rise
and the fascistization of Germany's satellites, mainly Slovakia.
Holocaust survivor, prisoner in Terezin and Sered
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which may be of interest to H-SIGs members.
Moderator: Please contact Tom off-list if you desire additional information.
Yes I am trying to figure out why my Great-Grandfather who said he was a
But we are slowly finding out that he might have been a Slovak.
He was born in 1888 in Europe and possibly came to Canada as an orphan in 1892.
Of course this happened long before the Holocaust but has ALWAYS been an intense
Sorry if my post is off topic.
With Kind Regards,
Moderator: Would be easier for others to assist if you provided name of your gre4at-
grandfather, place of birth, etc.