New York, NY, March 7, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed alarm over Slovakia’s neo-Nazi party winning eight percent of the vote to gain entrance into the country’s parliament.
Party leader Marian Kotleba and other members of the “People’s Party-Our Slovakia” have expressed admiration for the Slovak Nazi-puppet government during World War II and the Hlinka Guard, which was instrumental in deporting Slovakia’s Jews to death camps.
“An openly neo-Nazi party will now have a national platform, at the heart of Slovakia’s democracy, to spread its hate,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “All of the democratic parties which will sit with Kotleba and his fellow bigots must counter them at every turn.”
Mr. Greenblatt added, “Kotleba’s party may have some support, but it has no legitimacy.”