Vašek, Anton°

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VAŠEK, ANTON°

VAŠEK, ANTON ° (1905–1946), lawyer and head of the department in charge of deportations in the Slovak pro-Nazi Ministry of the Interior under Sand Mach. Vašek was nicknamed "King of the Jews" (Židovský král). During the cessation of deportations in the autumn of 1942, he was bribed by the "Working Group" (see Gisi *Fleischmann). He wrote historical articles on the Jewish problem and a book, Die Loesung der Judenfrage in der Slowakei (1942), compiled with the aid of Jewish functionaries who meant to distract him from other activities. After the war he was hanged following sentence by the National Tribunal of Bratislava (1946).

bibliography:

L. Rothkirchen, Ḥurban Yahadut Slovakia (1961), incl. comprehensive Eng. summary, index.

[Livia Rothkirchen]