“PEOPLE WHO DESERVE IT”: JOZEF TISO AND THE PRESIDENTIAL EXEMPTION

@article{Ward2002PEOPLEWD,
  title={“PEOPLE WHO DESERVE IT”: JOZEF TISO AND THE PRESIDENTIAL EXEMPTION},
  author={James Mace Ward},
  journal={Nationalities Papers},
  year={2002},
  volume={30},
  pages={571 - 601}
}
  • J. M. Ward
  • Published 1 December 2002
  • Political Science
  • Nationalities Papers
Between March and October of 1942, Slovakia deported the majority of its Jews to extermination camps in German-occupied Poland. Since then, critics and apologists of the nominally independent Nazi satellite state have argued bitterly over who was to blame. Did the Slovaks act voluntarily or under German pressure? If the latter, were they in any position to do otherwise? With equal vigor, the two sides have clashed over whether the Slovaks realized they were participating in genocide, whether… 
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