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Jews Will No Longer Be Deported from Slovakia “if They Will Behave,” Minister Announces

August 15, 1944
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Vice-Premier Sano Mach of Slovakia announced today in Bratislava that Jews will no longer be deported from Slovakia, providing they don’t make this measure necessary by their behavior.

The Jews in Slovakia, the Vice-Premier said, will henceforth be held in camps within the country and some will be permitted to practice their professions. “They will be carefully watched,” he added, addressing a press confernce.

A special tax on Jews will be levied “in order to compensate victims of Allied air raids,” the pro-Nazi member of the Slovakian cabinet stated. No such tax will be imposed upon Czechs in Slovakia, he said because “this would be contradictory to legal and moral principles, and would mean that we are discriminating against a part of our population.”

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