U.S. Given Documentation on Tiso Government Collaboration with Nazis

An album documenting the collaboration of the war-time Tiso government in Czechoslovakia with the Nazis was turned over to the United States government Friday.

Martin Zapletal, of Woodside, New York, a Jewish Holocaust survivor from Slovakia, presented the album to Marc Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs, in a ceremony at the State Department.

Palmer in turn gave the album to Rabbi Seymour Siegel, executive director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, to be placed in the Holocaust Memorial Museum being planned for Washington.

The ceremony marked the 43rd anniversary of the enactment of the Nuremburg Laws in Czechoslovakia and the first day when Slovak Jews had to wear yellow stars. About two dozen Jewish survivors and non-Jewish resistance fighters from Slovakia attended. The survivors wore yellow Stars of David.

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