Conference of Presidents Welcomes Slovakia's Apology for WWII Crimes

New York, NY

. . . Dianne Lob, Chair, William Daroff, CEO, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

“We welcome the declaration by the government of Slovakia apologizing for its antisemitic World War II era laws and actions.

A Nazi puppet state during the war, Slovakia sent more than 70,000 Jews to death camps, and enacted a ‘Jewish Code’ that severely oppressed and discriminated against its Jewish citizens.

By this public recognition and statement of regret for the crimes of its wartime government, Slovakia is taking a welcome step toward atonement and reconciliation that was long overdue.”


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