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Helena S., Holocaust testimony (HVT-4211) interviewed by Ingrid Antalová and René Lužica,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4211

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    Overview

    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    S., Helena, 1918-
    Published
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 2000
    Interview Date
    March 21, 2000.
    Locale
    Slovakia
    Czechoslovakia
    Giraltovce (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Helena S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4211). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Antalová, Ingrid, interviewer.
    Lužica, René, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Slovak.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Slovak
    Copies
    3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (33 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/5205203
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
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