An exhibit showing the Holocaust story of Slovak Jews opens Sunday at a Jewish community center in Kansas. “The Tragedy of Slovak Jews” at the Overland Park JCC displays a large
collection of photographs and artifacts of the some 60,000 Slovak
Jews deported to concentration camps during World War II.
Slovakia, under the
leadership of fascist leader Jozef Tiso, was the only country that paid the
Nazis to deports its Jewish citizens. More than 80,000 Slovak Jews were
killed during the Holocaust from a prewar population of 90,000.
The exhibit was displayed starting in 2005 at the national Czech and Slovak
Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It previously was on view at
the Auschwitz Museum in Poland.