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Štefan B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4209) interviewed by Ingrid Antalová and René Lužica

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4209

Videotape testimony of Stefan B., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Žlkovce, Slovakia in 1939, one of twelve children. He recounts living in Hrkovce; witnessing a plane being shot down at the beginning of the war; his father, a musician, playing at weddings; his father's exemption from deportation due to his profession; having to leave the village due to discriminatory laws against Romanies; cruelty by the Hlinka guard; food shortages; his father bringing home food from weddings when he played; his family being forced to make bricks; liberation by Soviet troops; kind treatment of the Romanies by the Soviets; and continuing discrimination against Romanies after the war. He notes members of his family were deported as well as Jews.

Author/Creator
B., Štefan, 1939-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
Interview Date
September 20, 1998.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Štefan B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4209). 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/5205197
Record last modified: 2016-03-28 12:10:00
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