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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4212

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    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.
    S., Milan.
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
    Interview Date
    September 11, 1998.
    Jelšava (Slovakia)
    Komárno (Západoslovenský kraj, Slovakia)
    Žilina (Slovakia)
    Košice (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Milan S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4212). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Antalová, Ingrid, interviewer.
    Lužica, René, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Slovak.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 10 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Aid by non-Romanies.

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