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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4220

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    K., Aladár, 1926-
    Published
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 2000
    Interview Date
    August 20, 2000.
    Locale
    Slovakia
    Czechoslovakia
    Podskalka (Slovakia)
    Porúbka (Slovakia)
    Humenné (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Aladár K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4220). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Antalová, Ingrid, interviewer.
    Lužica, René, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Slovak.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Slovak
    Copies
    3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 17 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/5205235
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
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