Some 80 years since they committed a grave crime against the Jewish population, Slovakia’s government apologized on Wednesday for World War II legislation that stripped the country’s Jews of their human and civil rights.

In a statement to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the “Jewish Code” adopted on Sept 9, 1941, the government said that it “feels a moral obligation today to publicly express sorrow over the crimes committed by the past regime.”

The code is a serious blow to the Jews since it prevented access to education and authorized the transfer of their property to non-Jewish owners.

The government said the anniversary is the perfect time to remember the crimes against Slovak Jews.

Based on historical facts, Slovakia is a Nazi puppet state during World War II.

The European country sent over 70,000 of its Jewish citizens to Nazi concentration camps, where most of them perished.

Moreover, the code is considered one of the toughest anti-Jew laws adopted in Europe during the war.

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