Jozef Tiso

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Birthday
13, 1887
Birthplace
Slovakia
Death Date
Apr 18, 1947 (59)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1887
Birthplace
Slovakia
Death Date
Apr 18, 1947 (59)

About

Head of the Slovak State during World War II who was hanged for war crimes after the fall of Nazi Germany.

Before Fame

He became a Roman Catholic priest before entering politics.

Trivia

He was forced by Adolf Hitler to declare Slovakian independence 'under German protection' or Germany would allow Hungary to annex the remaining territory of Slovakia and after independence, Slovakia remained largely a German puppet state.

Family Life

He was born in Bytča in Austria-Hungary.

Associated With

He and director Wolfgang Liebeneiner were both sympathetic to Nazi Germany, assisting the dictatorship during World War II.