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

James Mace Ward


This book offers a biography of the Catholic priest and Slovak nationalist Jozef Tiso (1887–1947). The first president of an independent Slovakia, established as a satellite of Nazi Germany, Tiso was ultimately hanged for treason and (in effect) crimes against humanity by a postwar reunified Czechoslovakia. The book portrays Tiso as a devoutly religious man who came to privilege the maintenance of a Slovak state over all other concerns, helping thus to condemn Slovak Jewry to destruction. He is portrayed as a man of principle and a victim of international circumstances. This potent mix, combin ... More

Keywords: Catholic priest, Slovak nationalist, Jozef Tiso, Czechoslovakia, treason, interwar Europe, postwar Europe, Hungary, social justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801449888
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449888.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Mace Ward, author
Assistant Professor of History, DePauw University