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Aladár K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4220) interviewed by Ingrid Antalová and René Lužica,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4220

Videotape testimony of Aladár K., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Podskalka, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1926. He recalls attending school until age nine; working for a hatmaker, then on a farm; a pleasant life where everyone worked, everything was clean, and stories were told at the fireside; persecution of Jews and Romanies when the Slovak state was established; being beaten by Hlinka guards; deportation of the Jews and some Romanies; hiding in the forests; being shot in the foot by Germans; living in Porúbka; attempting to enlist in the military (his brother had already); and his assignment carrying corpses to the cemetery in Humenné. Mr. K. discusses most Hlinka guards leaving after the war, although some remained; their punishment for killing many, particularly Jews; serving in the military; attending school; and establishing music groups, a Red Cross, and fire department in his community.

K., Aladár, 1926-
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 2000
Interview Date
August 20, 2000.
Podskalka (Slovakia)
Porúbka (Slovakia)
Humenné (Slovakia)
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Aladár K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4220). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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