From Campaigns against “Judeo-Bolshevism“ to Proposals for the Solution of the “Jewish Question”. Anti-Semitism in the Journalism of Karol Körper from the Second Half of the 1930s

Od kampaní proti „židoboľševizmu“ k návrhom na „riešenie židovskej otázky“. Antisemitizmus v publicistike Karola Körpera v druhej polovici 30. rokov 20. storočia
Abstract: 

This article examines the effects of anti-Semitism on the journalism of Karol Körper. Karol Körper was a Catholic priest and a politician within Hlinka’s Slovak People’s Party from about 1935 to the early 1940s. Specifically, the article follows the formation of anti-Semitism conspiracies provoked by campaigns against “Judeo-Bolshevism” that resulted in proposal for the resolution of the so-called Jewish question from 1936–1938. It further shows how these tendencies contributed to Körper’s Fascist radicalism which was not only based on anti-Semitism but also on the cult of personality and political martyrdom. Körper especially developed these ideas while in the position of the main cleric in Hlinka’s Guard in 1939 and 1940.

How to Cite: 

Szabó, Miloslav. From Campaigns against “Judeo-Bolshevism“ to Proposals for the Solution of the “Jewish Question”. Anti-Semitism in the Journalism of Karol Körper from the Second Half of the 1930s. In Forum Historiae, 2019, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 57-74. ISSN 1337-6861