Stefan D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3990) interviewed by René Lužica
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
- Interview Date
- August 8, 1998.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Stefan D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3990). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Stefan D., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1934. He recalls Hlinka guards destroying their homes; living in a forest; continuing to attend school; the local population being blamed when partisans blew up a bridge near their village; deportation with his mother to Prešov, then Dubnica, a concentration camp for Romanies; his mother giving birth in the train; separation of the women from the children; seeing his mother an hour a day; crowding and very poor hygiene; sparse food rations leading to high death rates, particularly among the children; liberation by partisans and Soviet troops four months later in April 1945; Soviet planes attacking Germans, shooting at them when they left; and the three-week journey walking home.