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Ladislav T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3360)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3360

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Ladislav T., a Romani, who was born in Krásna nad Hornádom, Czechoslovakia in 1923, the oldest of six children. He recalls attending two years of school; becoming a musician; supporting his family from age fourteen; Hungarian occupation; deportation with his family to Komárno; escaping to his hometown; his mother and siblings returning; his father's deportation (he never returned); public hangings of men who did not volunteer for military service; volunteering; serving in the Hlinka guard in Červená Skala; kind treatment by Soviet troops after the war; returning home; finding only three Romanies who returned from 130 deported to camps (his mother and siblings had survived at home); obtaining jobs under the communists; his first wife's death in childbirth; taking his son to an orphanage; notification of his death; remarriage; the births of seven children; and emigration to Aš, then Prague. Mr. T. discusses the poor treatment of Romanies today; his career as a musician; and stressing the importance of education to his grandchildren.
    Author/Creator
    T., Ladislav, 1923-
    Published
    Prague, Czech Republic : Nadace Film & Sociologie, 1996
    Interview Date
    January 30, 1996.
    Locale
    Slovakia
    Czech Republic
    Czechoslovakia
    Krásna (Košice, Slovakia)
    Komárno (Západoslovenský kraj, Slovakia)
    Červená Skala (Slovakia)
    Aš (Czech Republic)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Ladislav T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3360). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Romani.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Romani
    Copies
    2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 31 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291350
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
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