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Margita D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4208) interviewed by Ingrid Antalová and René Lužica

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4208

Videotape testimony of Margita D., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Pusté, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1931, one of four children. She recalls her family's poverty; the family working for a woodsman and cleaning roads; her job as a housekeeper for their landlord; persecution and harassment by Hlinka guards; Germans burning their village; a Slovak soldier helping them to hide in a stream; villagers hiding them in their cellars; Germans rounding up those who assisted the partisans; her family bringing them food before they were killed by the Germans; helping to bury them; later disinterring the bodies to help document the event, then reburying them in a mass grave with a memorial; liberation by Soviet troops; and the Soviets providing them with food and building houses for them.

Author/Creator
D., Margita, 1931-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1999
Interview Date
July 16, 1999.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Margita D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4208). 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/5205193
Record last modified: 2016-03-28 11:54:00
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