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Milan S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4212) interviewed by Ingrid Antalová and René Lužica

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4212

Videotape testimony of Milan S., a Romani, who was born in Jelšava, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia). He recalls providing information about Hlinka guard movements to partisans; arrest with others; deportation to Komárno; transfer ten weeks later to Dachau; being marked as a partisan; slave labor in an airplane factory; a guard killing a Jewish prisoner for not working; meeting Romanies from throughout Europe; transfer two weeks later to Hamburg; shootings of Romani friends; placement in barracks with Jews; little communication among ethnic and national groups; one German giving him extra bread; liberation by British troops; assistance from the Red Cross; walking from Žilina to Košice en route home; arrival in spring 1945; recuperating in bed for a year; military service starting in 1947; sharing his story with his children; and never receiving compensation or reparation payments.

Author/Creator
S., Milan.
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
Interview Date
September 11, 1998.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Milan S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4212). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.