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Bartolomej D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4219) interviewed by Ingrid Antalová and René Lužica

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4219

Videotape testimony of Bartolomej D., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Brekov, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1928. He recounts his father working in a lime factory owned by Jews; Jews providing them with food in winter when there was no work; attending school until age fourteen; observing deportation of the Jews; locals removing all their possessions; his married sister hiding a Jewish family; a Hlinka guard taking over the lime factory; continuing to work there but not receiving their wages; evacuation by Soviet troops to Humenné; returning home two nights later to find all their possessions destroyed; not identifying Hlinka guards after the war, not wanting revenge; living in Liberec to work; and returning home eight months later, where he built a house.

Author/Creator
D., Bartolomej, 1928-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 2000
Interview Date
July 24, 2000.
Language
Slovak
Copies
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Bartolomej D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4219). 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/5205233
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