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Pavla K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3354) interviewed by Anna Hyndráková,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3354

Videotape testimony of Pavla K., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1913. She recounts her family's move to Prague in 1914; living in Bubeneč ; attending Czech school; German invasion of Poland; her father's and brother's arrest as Poles; visiting them in Ostrava; their deportation to Poland; marriage in December 1939; the birth of children in 1940 and 1942; deportation of her mother and sister to Theresienstadt; obtaining false papers in December 1942; her husband traveling to Budapest with the children; joining them; their move to Lučenec; her husband's draft into a forced labor battalion; transfer with her children to the ghetto; escaping with her husband and children with assistance from her brother; hiding in Banská Štiavnica, then Kozelník; participating in resistance activities; fleeing with the children to Tisovec, then hiding in nearby mountains; her husband's brief visit; traveling to Pohronská Polhora; arrest; escaping from a train in Vrútky; traveling to Poltár; hiding with assistance from Evangelicals in Mládzovo; liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with her husband in Hajnáčka; her daughter's birth in Lučenec in July 1945; and their return to Prague. Ms. K. notes the murders of many relatives by the Nazis. She shows photographs and her paintings.

Author/Creator
K., Pavla, 1913-
Published
Prague, Czech Republic : Nadace Film & Sociologie, 1996
Interview Date
January 17, 1996.
Locale
Slovakia
Lučenec
Poland
Kraków (Poland)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Bubeneč (Czech Republic)
Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Budapest (Hungary)
Lučenec (Slovakia)
Hajnáčka (Slovakia)
Banská Štiavnica (Slovakia)
Kozelník (Slovakia)
Tisovec (Slovakia)
Pohronská Polhora (Slovakia)
Vrútky (Slovakia)
Poltár (Slovakia)
Mládzovo (Slovakia)
Language
Czech
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Pavla K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3354). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.