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  • European funded schoolbook distorts lives of Slovak Jews

    PRAGUE, June 4 (JTA) — A controversy has erupted over the distribution in Slovak elementary schools of a teacher’s manual that romanticizes the lot of the country’s Jews during World War II. The Slovak Education Ministry, which published and distributed 90,000 copies of the manual earlier this year, and the European Union, which financed the…

  • Czech Republic to compensate Slovak Jews for their looted gold

    PRAGUE, May 27 (JTA) — The Czech government has agreed to compensate Slovak Jews for gold that was taken from them during World War II. Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus’ announcement last week overrides the Czech National Bank’s earlier decision to not offer any compensation. The Czech Finance Ministry must now determine the amount to be…

  • Czech National Bank denies compensation to Slovak Jews

    PRAGUE, Dec. 22 (JTA) — The Czech National Bank will not compensate Slovak Jews for gold that was taken from them during World War II. The bank’s position, which was stated in a message delivered last week to the Association of Slovak Jewish Communities, came in direct response to the association’s request that it be…

  • Skinheads attack Bratislava rabbi

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Dec 11 (JTA) — Three skinheads have been detained in connection with an assault on Bratislava’s Chief Rabbi Baruch Meyers, according to members of the Jewish community in the Slovakian capital. The American-born Meyers was attacked by four skinheads on Dec. 6. The teen-agers’ assault began with verbal abuse and culminated in physical…