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Viera F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3986) interviewed by Peter Salner and Viera Rybanova,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3986

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    Videotape testimony of Viera F., who was born in Liptovský Hrádok, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1921. She recalls her family's secularism but attending synagogue every Saturday; moving to Martin when she was four; cordial relations with non-Jews; attending school until she was expelled in 1940 due to anti-Jewish regulations; converting to Christianity; a local policeman helping her hide; her mother convincing her to marry to save herself; an arranged marriage to a Jewish man who had also converted; moving to Dubova, his town; learning her grandfather had been deported and the priest who had helped him was shot; hiding in a forest bunker after the 1944 Slovak uprising; assistance from local non-Jews; liberation by Soviet troops; completing her education; feeling she was neither Christian nor Jew; her son's request that she return to Judaism; returning after his death; attributing her long marriage to her husband's extraordinary goodness; and her sense she did not survive the Holocaust since “it is still in me.” She shows photographs.
    F., Viera, 1921-
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 2000
    Interview Date
    March 7, 2000.
    Liptovský Hrádok (Slovakia)
    Martin (Slovakia)
    Dubová (Banskobystrický kraj, Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Viera F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3986). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Salner, Peter, interviewer.
    Rybanova, Viera, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Slovak.
    Related material: Robert F. Holocaust testimony [husband] (HVT-3985), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 16 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews,
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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