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Rozália P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3678) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Králová

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3678

Videotape testimony of Rozália P., who was born in Zlaté Moravce, Czechoslovakia in 1926. She recalls her family's modest hotel business; friendly relations with non-Jews prior to Hitler; anti-Jewish restrictions; confiscation of their business; deportations, including her two brothers (she never saw them again); deportation, with her parents and sister, to Nováky in June 1942; forced labor; their exemption from deportation; her mother's privileged position in the guards' kitchen; receiving extra food from her mother; liberation by partisans in 1944; joining the uprising in Banská Bystrica; separation from the partisans; hiding in the forest and in a village; traveling to Ružomberok with a partisan; living with a Slovak family using her false papers to obtain legitimate papers; returning to Banská Bystrica; working in a sewing shop; liberation; and reuniting with her sister, then with her parents in Zvolen. Mrs. P. discusses guilt at surviving when most of her friends and relatives did not; nightmares; continuing fears; pervasive memories of humiliation and degradation which she would like to forget but cannot; and her resulting lack of self-esteem.

Author/Creator
P., Rozália, 1926-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
Interview Date
May 19, 1995.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP dub; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rozália P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3678). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4318220
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 21:04:00
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