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Anna F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4116)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4116

Videotape testimony of Anna F., who ws born in Bratislava in 1922, the younger of two sisters. She recounts cordial relations with non-Jews; her family's assimilated lifestyle; her father being forbidden to practice law and their forced relocation to Ivanka pri Dunaji due to anti-Jewish laws; her parents sending her and her sister to enter Hungary illegally; capture in Dudince; incarceration in Krupina then Patronka; avoiding deportation due to assistance from a cousin; release; returning to their parents in Ivanka; obtaining false papers from a German girl who took no payment; staying in Banská Bystrica during the 1944 uprising; learning her husband had been caught; assistance from a doctor in Poltár; returning to Bratislava after the war; reunion with her parents; learning her husband had not survived; finishing university in Prague; working in Nové Zámky; pervasive antisemtism; marriage to a survivor twenty years later; and his death in a car accident. Ms. F. discusses losing her faith upon observing the deportations of so many young people; mourning for her first husband for over twenty years; and attributing her survival to those who helped her and coincidence.

Author/Creator
F., Anna, 1922-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
Interview Date
December 6, 1996.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS submaster; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Anna F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4116). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4838798
Record last modified: 2015-07-20 13:05:00
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