Political Persecution

The Legislative Tools of the New Power. Political Persecution in Slovakia in 1938 – 1939

Zavacká, Katarína

The study analyses the legislative tools used to liquidate the democratic regime in Slovakia from the autumn of 1938, when it was proclaimed to be politically autonomous. The new autonomous government made use of the existing judicial tools, namely those related to military mobilisation, and set about the rapid preparation of its own regulations.

Slovak Autonomy 1938 – 1939: The Initial Phase of the Holocaust and Persecution (Introduction)

Fiamová, Martina
Lônčíková, Michala

The end of the 1930s was critical for the democratic regime of the Czechoslovak Republic and the international situation after the signature of the Munich agreement on 29th September 1938. The movement for autonomy for Slovakia resulted in the declaration of Slovak autonomy on 6th October 1938. The Hlinka´s Slovak People‘s Party (HSĽS) immediately started to establish a single ruling party system. During this relatively short 6-month period, until the declaration of the Slovak State in March 1939, significant political changes were dramatically implemented.

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