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Gejza S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3946) interviewed by Peter Salner and Eva Salnerová

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3946

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.

Author/Creator
S., Gejza, 1909-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
Interview Date
June 16, 1996.
Language
Slovak
German
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4528224
Record last modified: 2016-07-27 14:24:00
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