Title

The 1938 First Vienna Award and the Holocaust in Slovakia

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-2015

Abstract

The 1938 First Vienna Award obliged Slovakia to cede substantial territories to Hungary. For many Slovaks, the logic of ethnic borders transformed Jews into, or confirmed them as, "security threats," accentuating the goal of ethnic homogeneity as a defense against Hungarian irredentism. Despite the relationships between the Award and the Holocaust of Slovak Jewry, the literatures on Slovak-Hungarian relations and the Holocaust in Slovakia remain disconnected. The work presented below proposes fusing them in favor of a transnational and regional understanding of the Holocaust.

Publication Title

Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Volume

29

Issue

1

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