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Olga L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3679) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3679

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.

Author/Creator
L., Olga, 1921-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
Interview Date
May 22 and June 23, 1995.
Language
Slovak
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4318224
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