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