Program

May 13, 2013 7:00 PM

Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia

Lecture by James Mace Ward, Department of History, Depauw University. Lecture is a part of a series: From Democracy to Dictatorship and Genocide: Jews in the Czech Lands and Slovakia before and during the Second World War.

Professor James Ward's research interests include religion, nationalism, mass violence, collaboration and resistance, and expropriation. He is the author of Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2013). Slovak and Czech editions are planned.

 

Fr. Jozef Tiso is best known as the priest-president of 1939–1945 Slovak Republic, an ally of Nazi Germany. As such, he manifested the most infamous nexus between Catholicism and fascism, having heavily participated in the destruction of Slovak Jewry. Tiso was ultimately hanged for treason and (in effect) crimes against humanity by a postwar reunified Czechoslovakia. By exploring his connections with Fülöp Faith, a Hungarian-Jewish journalist, Ward illustrates—among other things—a key development of modern times: the internationalization of local politics.

Organized by the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, New York and the Czech Center New York.

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

May 13, 2013 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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