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Ema P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3663) interviewed by Peter Salner and Eva Riečanská,

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    Videotape testimony of Ema P., who was born in Holíč, Slovakia in 1924. She recalls her father's death; her mother's remarriage to a non-Jewish, Russian physician; leaving school as a result of anti-Jewish laws; her adoptive father arranging for her to avoid deportations beginning in 1942 with assistance from other non-Jews; his work with the partisans; fleeing to Slatina nad Bebravou using false papers; her father leaving them when he fought in the uprising; traveling with her mother to Bratislava during the chaos of German attacks; her father joining them; exposure by a German from Holíč; arrest; interrogation in Vlčkovia; transfer with her mother to Sered', then Ravensbrück; assistance from two Czech prisoners; useless slave labor; living in the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager); her mother's death; assistance from an Austrian communist when she was ill; tearing off her Jewish emblem to pose as a political prisoner; hospitalization; remaining behind during evacuation; liberation by Soviet troops; return home; reunion with her father; and studying in Moscow. Ms. P. discusses ethnic groups in the camps; losing her illusions about her parents' power to save her; and her father's fight to save her and her mother. She shows photographs.
    P., Ema, 1924-
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
    Interview Date
    March 1, 1995.
    Holíč (Slovakia)
    Slatina nad Bebravou (Slovakia)
    Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Vlčkovia (Slovakia)
    Moscow (Russia)
    Cite As
    Ema P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3663). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Salner, Peter, interviewer.
    Riečanská, Eva, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Slovak.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Mutual aid.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar experiences.

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