Juraj S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3682) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
- Interview Date
- June 14, 1995.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 1/2 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Juraj S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3682). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Juraj S., who was born in Bratislava, Slovakia on October 17, 1940. He recounts moving to Michalovce because his parents thought it safer; his brother's birth in 1942; living in Humenné; being hidden with his brother, parents, and grandmother by a farmer in Hlohovec; hiding under the floor during searches by Hlinka guard; once hiding alone for a week, which traumatized him for years; their arrest, then release as non-Jews when his father showed he wasn't circumcised (his paternal grandfather did not have his father circumcised due to the death of a previously born brother from circumcision); hiding in a forest; liberation by Romanian troops; his brother's death from dysentery; and locals refusing to return their property. Mr. S. discusses several of his father's wartime experiences; their rescuer's moral opposition to the persecution of Jews; continuing contacts with him and his daughter; and stuttering resulting from wartime trauma.