Olga L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3679) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
- Interview Date
- May 22 and June 23, 1995.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP dub; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Olga L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3679). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Olga L., who was born in Lučenec, Czechoslovakia in 1921. She recalls three much older siblings and one younger brother; a very happy childhood; living in Filakovo; attending school in Lučenec; her sister's marriage; moving back to Lučenec in 1936; Hungarian occupation; meeting her future husband in a sewing workshop; her brother's and fiancé's draft into Hungarian slave labor battalions; visiting her fiancé in Rimavská Sobota; marriage in December 1943 when her fiancé was released; his recall; ghettoization; her father's refusal to escape; her sister (who was in Banská Bystrica) arranging for her escape; hiding with non-Jewish friends; learning the ghetto had been liquidated (she never saw her brother or parents again); a non-Jew bringing her to Banská Bystrica; her sister obtaining false papers for her; working as a child care provider for a wealthy family in Poprad; staying in Starý Smokovec with the child; returning to Banská Bystrica to join her husband; joining the uprising; escaping during German attack; separation from her husband (she never saw him again); being hidden in several villages as a partisan, not a Jew; billeting of German and Hungarian officers where she stayed; and liberation by Soviet troops.