In Slovakia, there is established a national Holocaust memorial day, which we commemorate on 9 September as “the Memorial Day for Victims of the Holocaust and of Racial Violence”. On 9 September 1941, the Slovak State of that time passed repressive laws, the so-called Jewish Codex, with which the process of Jewish deportations was initialized and which resulted in the killings of over 70 000 Slovak Jews. Commemorative ceremonies are held on the highest level. Nevertheless, the 27 January is also remembered in Slovakia with several events.
Holocaust Museum in Sered (Slovak National Museum - Museum of the Jewish Culture) organises a photo exhibition of author Jaroslav Žiak - portraits of the direct participants of the World War II.