Menu JTA Search

Pro-nazi Slovak Officials Amassed Wealth from Deportation of Jews to German Camps

High officials of the puppet pro-Nazi Slovak Government, headed by Josef Tiso, actually demanded the deportation to death camps of thousands of Jews at a time when the Tiso’s German advisors only sought to have the Jews imprisoned in labor camps in Slovakia, witnesses at the trial of three former Slovak officials testified here today.

The officials, Dr. S. Koso, Dr. L. Konek and Augustin Moravek, are reputed to have grown wealthy as a result of seizing property of deported Jews. Koso paid German officials 500 marks for every Jew who was sent to a camp in Germany, Austria, Poland or Bohemia-Moravia.