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Josef H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3361)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3361

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    Videotape testimony of Josef H., a Romani, who was born in a small village in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Slovakia) in 1911. He recalls his large family; he and his brothers training with their father to be blacksmiths; playing music with his siblings at weddings to earn extra money; meeting his future wife in Prešov; marriage; the births of his children; living in Kapušany; hostility from the local population toward Romanies; internment by Hlinka guard and Germans in a labor camp; hunger, lack of sanitation, and frequent beatings; transfer to another location where conditions improved; escaping; conscription into the Soviet military; discharge; and living with his family in Prague and Most. Mr. H. discusses cordial relations between Jews and Romanies before the war; the local farmers protecting the Romanies in his village of birth; and futile attempts to obtain reparation payments.
    H., Josef, 1911-
    Prague, Czech Republic : Nadace Film & Sociologie, 1996
    Interview Date
    January 31, 1996.
    Kapušany (Prešovský kraj, Slovakia)
    Prešov (Slovakia)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Most (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Josef H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3361). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    This testimony is in Romani.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (32 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.

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