Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities: Slovakia

Translation of
Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam
ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Slovakia

Edited by Yehoshua Robert Buchler

Co-edited by Ruth Shachak

Editor of the maps and photographs: Aryeh Fatran

Published by Yad Vashem

Published in Jerusalem 2003

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Pinkas Hakehilot

Encyclopaedia of Jewish Communities


Editor: Yehoshua Robert Buchler

Co-Editor: Ruth Shachak

Editor of the maps and photographs: Aryeh Fatran

The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
Jerusalem 2003

This book was published with the assistance of the Gold family in Canada and Israel,
in the loving memory of their family members from Czechoslovakia who lost their lives in the Shoah:
Joseph, Eva, Gisi, Elizabeth and Egon Birnbaum; Dorothy (née Birnbaum) and Karl Roth;
Chayim, Yosef-Shalom, Sara, Renate, Moshe Tov-Yehia, and Abraham-Pinchas Goldberger.

ISBN 965-308-178-0

All rights reserved
Printed in Israel 2003
at Ahva Cooperative Press, Jerusalem

Table of Contents donated by Ada Holtzman

The Jewish Communities in Slovakia   E
Additional Jewish Communities Populated by More Than 50 Jews   H
Color plates    
Preface Y. R. Buchler 1
Maps   4
Introduction: Chapters in the History of Slovakian Jewry   5
   Slovakia – a Geographical and Historical Background   5
   Jews in Slovakia from its Early Beginnings until the 17th Century   12
   The Re-establishment of Jewish Communities from the Middle of the 17th Century until the end of the 18th Century   14
   From the Beginning of the 19th Century Until World War I   18
   Slovakian Jewry Between the World Wars   26
   Slovakian Jewry During World War II and the Holocaust   37
   The Survivors of Slovakian Jewry - the Postwar Period   54
   Map   60
General Bibliography   61
Archives and their Abbreviations   64
Newspapers, Journals, Periodicals and their Abbreviations   64
The Photographs Sources   64
Bardejov   112
Brezovica   119
Dolny Kubin   138
Dunajska Streda   143
Holíč   152
Huncovce   161
Velka Ida   182
Velky Kapušany   189
Zlaté Moravce   228
Turá Lúka   246
Tekovské Šarluhy   258
Levoča   288
Levice   293
Lucenec   295
Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas   302
Malacky   331
Nitra   351
Sobrance   368
Stupava   377
Stara Lubovna   383
Gnazda   385
Seňa   392
Barca   393
Snina   393
Stakčín   395
Kolbasov   395
Radošovce   399
Spišská Belá   402
Spišská Nová Ves   405
Markušovce   405
Spišská Stará Ves   410
Spišské Podhradie   412
Sečovce   414
Podolinec   429
Poprad   435
Spišská Sobota   438
Piešťany   443
Pečovská Nová Ves   452
Čirč   481
Kosice   495
Kezmarok   505
Královský Chlmec   514
Reca (Rete)   537
Gbely   547
Index of Places   561
Index of Persons   569
Glossary   588
A Brief History of Slovakian Jewry – A Summary of the Introduction in English   XI

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