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Henrich F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3898) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3898

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.

Author/Creator
F., Henrich, 1928-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
Interview Date
February 12, 1996.
Language
Slovak
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4469479
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