Helena S., Holocaust testimony (HVT-4211) interviewed by Ingrid Antalová and René Lužica
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 2000
- Interview Date
- March 21, 2000.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Helena S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4211). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Helena S., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Giraltovce, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1918. She recalls working as a housekeeper for a Jewish family; cordial relations with non-Romanies; marriage; the births of children; persecution of Jews and Romanies by Hlinka guards; her husband's arrest and deportation; begging for food since she had no means of support; Germans deporting the Jews and assaulting and killing Romanies; hiding in the woods with her children; her husband's return after the war; his one-year recuperation; and former Hlinka guards leaving town, fearing retribution by the Romanies.