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Eva S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3934) interviewed by Peter Salner and Monika Vrzgulova,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3934

Videotape testimony of Eva S., who was born in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1935. She recounts attending a Jewish school for one grade; her family's exemption from deportation due to her father's dental practice; conversion with her parents by an evangelical priest; a patient who was in the Hlinka guard warning them they would be deported the next day; staying with non-Jewish neighbors, who then led them to partisan territory; staying with an evangelical priest in ľubietová, who offered to save her; her parents insistence that they stay together; her father working for the partisans in Banská Bystrica as a dentist/doctor; retreating to the Tatra Mountains, then to Povrazník; living in a tent; difficulties obtaining food and water; her father wanting to surrender; encountering a non-Jewish couple who regularly brought them food; a man warning them of Germans approaching and leading them to another partisan unit that assisted them building a bunker in a forest; her father providing medical care to the partisans; traveling to Detva, which had already been liberated; crossing a field of corpses en route; living in Košice until Trenčín was liberated; returning home; neighbors returning their possessions; learning many relatives did not survive; continuing her education; the births of two brothers; and difficulties with the Communist regime starting in 1948. Ms. S. notes feeling safe with the partisans, and her family continuing to attend the evangelical church.

Author/Creator
S., Eva, 1935-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
Interview Date
May 8, 1996.
Locale
Slovakia
Czechoslovakia
Trenčín (Slovakia)
Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)
Low Tatra Mountains (Slovakia)
Povrazník (Slovakia)
Detva (Slovakia)
Košice (Slovakia)
ľubietová (Slovakia)
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eva S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3934). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4470138
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