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

SLOVAKIA

Editor: Yehoshua Robert Buchler

Co-Editor: Ruth Shachak

Editor of the maps and photographs: Aryeh Fatran


YAD VASHEM
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.

Hebrew
ISBN 965-308-178-0

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




Table of Contents donated by Ada Holtzman


Preface Y. R. Buchler 1
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
General Bibliography   61
Archives and their Abbreviations   64
Newspapers, Journals, Periodicals and their Abbreviations   64
The Photographs Sources   64
The Jewish Communities in Slovakia   65
Additional Jewish Communities Populated by More Than 50 Jews   H
Dunajska Streda   143
Holíč   152
Huncovce   161
Levoča   288
Lucenec   295
Liptovsky Svaty Mikulas   302
Malacky   331
Nitra   351
Sobrance   368
Stupava   377
Seňa   392
Barca   393
Snina   393
Stakčín   395
Kolbasov   395
Radošovce   399
Spišská Belá   402
Spišská Nová Ves   405
Markušovce   405
Spišské Podhradie   412
Podolinec   429
Poprad   435
Spišská Sobota   438
Piešťany   443
Pečovská Nová Ves   452
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
 
Maps    


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