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Agnesa U. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3981) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Králová

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3981

Videotape testimony of Agnesa U., who was born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1935. She recalls a pleasant childhood; attending a Jewish school for three years; her family convering to Protestantism, thinking it would help; hiding with a friend in Čemice, then in Bobrovček; escaping to the nearby forest in October 1944 when a neighboring village was burned (her grandmother and disabled cousin remained using false papers); being caught in December; imprisonment in Liptovský Mikuláš, Ružomberok, then deportation with her mother to Sered, and ten days later to Theresienstadt; living in a girls' barrack; a relatively benign experience until the arrival of death march survivors; liberation in May 1945; returning home; reunion with her grandmother and cousin; vainly seeking her father; and neighbors refusing to return their possessions. Ms. U. notes she has difficulty remembering details of her experiences.

Author/Creator
U., Agnesa, 1935-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
Interview Date
February 15, 1998.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Agnesa U. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3981). 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/4564398
Record last modified: 2015-07-20 13:05:00
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