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25 March 1942

The deportation of Slovak Jews begins

Laws against Jews had been approved in Slovakia since 1939. In 1941, the government issued the Jewish Code prepared according to the Nuremberg Laws. In March 1942, the first deportations of Jews started but were stopped due to groups of residents protesting. A new wave of deportations began after the arrival of the German army in Slovakia (1944), when German military and security personnel used the term ‘final solution’ to describe the Jewish issue in Slovakia.

20 January 1942

20 January: Meeting of the ‘Wannsee Conference’

02 July 1942

Establishment of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and Arts