Legal Conceptualization of Jews in the Territory of Slovakia during the 20th Century

The paper provides an analysis of the legal status of the Jewish community in Slovakia in the first half of the 20th Century. Czechoslovakia was the only European state at that time that provided an option for its citizens to declare Jewish nationality for the purposes of the census. The scrutinizes the legislative conceptualization of the Jewry in the interwar Czechoslovakia and the wartime Slovak State up until the imposition of Communist rule after the Second World War.