The Bratislava Community After the Holocaust
In the 1990s a museum for Jewish cultural heritage was opened in the old Jewish Quarter in Bratislava. A memorial plaque was placed inside the Orthodox cemetery, commemorating the 13,000 Jewish residents of the city who were murdered during the Holocaust. A monument in memory of the Slovakian Jewish victims of the Nazi regime was erected on the site of the former Pressburg Yeshiva in 1997.
Municipal authorities and Jewish organizations renovated the tomb of the Chatam Sofer as well as other rabbis buried in Bratislava, and opened them to the public.
Today the Jewish community in the city numbers several hundred members.
A group of former Czechoslovakian immigrants is active in Israel; every May they hold an annual memorial ceremony in the Forest for the Martyrs of Czechoslovakia.
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