The Partisan Congress riots were attacks on Jews in Bratislava and other
towns in the Slovak part of Czechoslovakia between 1 and
6 August 1946. After World War II, former Slovak partisans were often
appointed as administrators of property and businesses that had been
confiscated from Jews by the previous regime. In May 1946 a law
mandating the restitution of these was passed and antisemitic leaflets
and attacks on Jews increased. A national congress of former partisans
was held in Bratislava on 2–4 August 1946. Rioting began on
1 August and occurred over six days (scene of one attack pictured).
Despite police attempts to maintain order, ten apartments were broken
into, nineteen people were injured (four seriously), and the Jewish
community kitchen was ransacked. Attacks and riots occurred in other
Slovak towns. The contemporary press played down the involvement of
partisans. In response, the government launched a crackdown on
antisemitic incitement and suspended restitution to Jews.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partisan_Congress_riots>
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