Henrich F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3898) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
- Interview Date
- February 12, 1996.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Henrich F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3898). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Henrich F., who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1928, the older of two sons. He recalls a close, extended family; cordial relations with non-Jews; conversion to Evangelical Christrianity in 1940; attending a state school; more teachers wearing Hlinka guard uniforms as time passed; expulsion from school because he was a “new” Christian; eviction from their home; an Aryan taking over the family business; his parents continuing to work there; the new owner shielding them from deportations; visiting relatives in Nitra; attending an Evangelical retreat with his brother in Brezová pod Bradlom for two months; hiding with assistance from non-Jews after the Slovak uprising; the owner of their business arranging for him to hide with a family in Podunajské Biskupice; learning his parents and brother had been deported; liberation by Soviet troops; his rescuers offering to adopt him; his father's return (his mother and brother had been killed); marriage; and the births of two sons. Mr. F. discusses warm memories of Bratislava and credits his survival to non-Jews who helped him. He shows photographs.