Štefan Tiso

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Štefan Tiso (October 18, 1897, Nagybiccse, Trencsén County – March 28, 1959, Mirov) was a lawyer and president of the Supreme Court of the 1939–1945 Slovak Republic which was a puppet state of Nazi Germany. He was a cousin of Josef Tiso, the President of the Republic.

He became Prime Minister (replacing Vojtech Tuka), Foreign Minister (replacing also Vojtech Tuka) and Minister of Justice (replacing Gejza Fritz) of the Slovak Republic. In the latter position in 1944 he pressed for death sentences against leaders of the pro-allied Slovak National Council.

In a postwar trial, Štefan Tiso was given a life sentence.


Národný (Ľudový) súd 1945 – 48