NÁZVY ULÍC A NÁMESTÍ V ZAJATÍ POLITIKY. ZOZNAM SLOVENSKÝCH DEJATEĽOV SCHVÁLENÝCH NA POMENOVANIE VEREJNÝCH PRIESTRANSTIEV V ROKOCH 1939 – 1945
Names of streets and squares seized by politics. List of Slovak personalities approved for naming of public spaces in the period 1939 – 1945
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Streets and squares on the Slovak territory were repeatedly renamed during the 20th century. Representatives of political regimes were aware the symbolical and ideological importance of public spaces. During WWII the political regime was openly seeking patterns in Nazi Germany. Ruling Hlinka´s Slovak Peoples Party was interested in the purifying of public spaces. Representatives of previous democratic regime of Czechoslovak republic and exponents of democratic ideas became unwanted. Preferred were different historical figures. The result was list of approved personalities whose names were allowed to use while renaming streets and squares.
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