Gejza S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3946) interviewed by Peter Salner and Eva Salnerová
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
- Interview Date
- June 16, 1996.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP dub; 1/2 VHS in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Gejza S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3946). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Gejza S., who was born in Dolný Kubín, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Slovakia) in 1909, the oldest of nine children. He recounts brief service in the Czech military; moving to Žilina after enactment of anti-Jewish laws, then to Bratislava; marriage in 1941; his son's birth in 1942; his father's death; his mother sending him, his family, and his siblings to Budapest to avoid deportation; separation from his wife while saving their son; posing as a Catholic after German invasion; traveling to Stupava after liberation; and remarriage. Mr. S. notes his faith was crucial to him during the war; his children and grandchildren being very religious; and five siblings surviving. Two sons are present and participate in the testimony.