Slovak village clings to Nazi street name

Local councilors in the Slovak village of Varin have caused outrage by refusing requests from central authorities to rename a street that honors Slovakian World War II fascist leader Monsignor Jozef Tiso. Only one councilor voted to rename the street “Tisova”, meaning the case will end up in court. Tiso ruled Slovakia as a Nazi vassal between 1939 and 1945, overseeing the deportations of some 90,000 Slovak Jews to die in concentration camps.

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