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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4211

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.

S., Helena, 1918-
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.
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