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„Židovská otázka“ na Slovensku v prvých rokoch Československej republiky
The “Jewish question” in Slovakia During the First Years of the Czechoslovak Republic

Author(s): Miloslav Szabó
Subject(s): History
Published by: Masarykův ústav a Archiv Akademie věd ČR
Keywords: Interwar Czechoslovakia; Slovakia; Jewish history; Antisemitism

Summary/Abstract: The study deals with the policy towards the Jewish minority in Slovakia during the first years of the interwar Czechoslovak Republic. In particular it examines the attitudes, semantics and everyday praxis of the members of the new political establishment. Whilst they attempted to solve the “Jewish question” as soon as on the turn of the 19th and 20th century by establishing cooperatives, after the World War I they used their new governmental authority for revising the so-called “liquor licenses” which were seen as a “Jewish privilege”. This emphasis on the “practical” or “humanitarian” antisemitism – significant for the Czech and Slovak populism since the late 19th century – merged in the postwar period with the aggressive campaign against the “Judeo-Bolshevism” which was alleged as a threat for the new Czechoslovak state.

  • Issue Year: 3/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 59-81
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Slovak