Slovakia

Signs Of Slovakia’s Jewish Past And Present

07/17/2012
Staff Writer

The tourist above in the center of Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, isn’t taking a picture of the historic, two-spired synagogue that dominated the area since its construction a century ago.

She’s photographing a replica.

As part of a civic project funded by the city and initiated by the Israeli Chamber of Commerce, the empty shell of a synagogue went up recently in Fish Square on the spot where the original Moorish building, torn down five decades ago, once stood.

Photo By Getty Images

British Paper Tracks Down Top Nazi In Budapest

07/15/2012

A fugitive Nazi war criminal who helped send 15,700 Jews to their deaths has been tracked down in Budapest by a British tabloid newspaper.

The Sun newspaper on Sunday reported that it had found 97-year-old Ladislaus Csizsik-Csatary with the help of information supplied by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Israel.

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