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Juraj S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3682) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3682

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.

Author/Creator
S., Juraj, 1940-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
Interview Date
June 14, 1995.
Language
Slovak
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4318238
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:42:00
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