Museum and memorial of Tokajík Tragedy
The locality of Tokajík lies in northeastern Slovakia. There is an SNP Museum on the Nazi repressions in Eastern Slovakia. A memorial to the victims of Nazi repressions in Tokajik who were murdered when the village was set on fire on the 20th of November, 1944, faces the Museum.
On 19 November 1944, the Nazis murdered 32 innocent men in Tokajík. Two men survived to testify about the horror and inhuman barbarity of the perpetrators. The survivors – Medvedz and Stropkovski – asked the residents to the nearby Piskorovce for help, so they came on the 12th of December, 1944, and buried the bodies of the victims in the mass grave on the site of the crime. Having returned home after evacuation, the families of the victims demanded the exhumation of their bodies to bury them properly. The funeral of the victims was held on the cemetery on the 4th of April, 1945. Crowds of local residents from nearby gathered to participate in the funeral.