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Ladislav T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3360)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3360

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.
Language
Romani
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ladislav T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3360). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.