Between 19, Slovakia was a Nazi Germany controlled state.
In 1941–19–1945, the pro Nazi Slovak government cooperated in deporting most of Bratislava's approximately 15,000 Jews..
Farms, vineyards, agricultural land, and tiny villages are situated less than 50 kilometres to the north and east of Bratislava..
Today, Bratislava and its surroundings form the second most prosperous region in Central and Eastern Europe, with a per capita GDP of around 167% of the EU 27 average (after Prague)..
Many of Slovakia's large businesses and financial institutions also have headquarters there..