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Holocaust testimony (HVT-4218) interviewed by Ingrid Antalová and René Lužica

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4218

Videotape testimony of Katarina B., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Kúty, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1928. She recalls a teacher who encouraged Romani children to attend school; learning to read; formation of the Slovak Republic resulting in persecution of Romanies and Jews, particularly by Hlinka guards and the police; hearing of the deportation of the three Jewish families from her village; frequent beatings and extreme poverty; hiding in the forest and with her future husband in Brodské; liberation by Soviet troops; former Hlinka guards receiving no punishment and living among them; improved conditions after the war; and sending all of her children to school.

Author/Creator
B., Katarina, 1928-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
Interview Date
September 25, 1998.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Katarina B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4218). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/5205231
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