TRNAVA, Slovakia Growing up, Robert Sajtlava remembers playing near what used to be his native city’s Orthodox Synagogue.
In the results of Saturday’s national elections announced Sunday, the People’s Party-Our Slovakia garnered 8 percent of the vote, three times more than expected, which is equal to 14 seats. The country’s parliament, the National Council, has 150 members.
Before World War II, the city of Stupava was home to a vibrant Jewish community. Now, one man is trying to revive its heritage, including a unique 200-year-old synagogue.
Two key turning points took place last week in the slippery slope to Israel’s growing international isolation, J.J. Goldberg writes. And then there was a third that is — um — a load of crap.
Reports from Russia reveal that the Jews of Kiev are under renewed attack. An official administrative order announced that 580 Jewish families must leave the city immediately.
The old Jewish quarters are disappearing in Slovakia, and across eastern Europe. With people long since gone, only these places can tell the story of a once-vibrant life.
European officials must act to reverse the momentum of neo-Nazi political parties, the head of the European Jewish Congress said following a victory in Slovakia by a neo-Nazi candidate.
European Jewish groups will honor the prime minister of Slovakia for his “commitment to tolerance.”
The Jewish community of Zilina in Slovakia will rent out one of its former synagogues to artists who plan to turn it into a gallery.
Slovak police reportedly have found a witness to corroborate charges against Laszlo Csatary, an alleged Hungarian war criminal.