Bartolmej D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3992) interviewed by Ingrid Antalová and René Lužica
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
- Interview Date
- September 25, 1998.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Bartolmej D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3992). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Bartolmej D., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Šaštín, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1924. He recalls his parents encouraging education; attending the local school; cordial relations with other ethnic groups; his father's government employment; his mother and sisters working for Jews; a Jewish physician who did not charge for treating them; restrictions of Romani rights under the Hlinka guard beginning in 1939; his brothers' deportation for forced labor; trying to comfort the local Jews when they were rounded-up and deported; cruel treatment by Hlinka guard; assistance from the priest and other locals; and negative changes in the Romani way of life in the 1960s when they were forced to move to cities.