When Eastern Slovakia and Subcarpathian Rus’ became part of Czechoslovakia, they joined one of central Europe’s most diverse democracies. Peter Švorc’s new monograph tells the story of the region’s Jewish communities and the role they played in the new state. Budapest or Prague? features: 4 chapters that explore Jews in Eastern Slovakia and Subcarpathian Rus’ from the turn of the 20th century to the formation of Czechoslovakia. A discussion of the political activity of Carpatho-Rusyn Jews and interrelations between Jews and Rusyns. 84 photographs, including scenes from everyday life in cities such as Prague, Budapest, Košice, Prešov, Uzhorod, Mukachevo, and Bardejov; portraits of prominent Jewish leaders; and images of Jewish publications. 3 maps and 1 table showing the Jewish population in Eastern Slovak towns. A bibliography with archival, print, and internet resources.