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Jan B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3988) interviewed by René Lužica and Alena Horváthová

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3988

Videotape testimony of Jan B., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Klenovec, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1931. He recalls a relatively good life during the Czechoslovak period; persecution once Slovakia was established; harassment and beatings by the Hlinka guard, their youth movement, and his teacher; prohibitions on train and bus travel; hiding in a forest during German shootings; Hlinka guard taking Jews away; improvements during the Slovak uprising; Hlinka guards searching for partisans and weapons and vandalizing their houses; and decreased discrimination against Romanies by the communist government after the war.

B., Jan, 1931-
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
Interview Date
September 9, 1998.
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jan B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3988). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.