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Jozef C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4222) interviewed by Ingrid Antalová and René Lužica,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4222

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Jozef C., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Kurima, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Slovakia) in 1916, one of three children. He recounts moving to Dubinné in 1918 when his father returned from the war; his mother's death when he was five; attending school to age eight; cordial relations with locals, including Jews; working as a musician and in the textile trade; discrimination beginning with the formation of the Slovak state; observing deportation of Jews; enlistment in the military in 1939; serving in Spišská Nová Ves, three months in Žilina, and six months in Ružomberok; animosity from HIinka guards; strictly obeying all orders, knowing Romanies had no rights; expulsion of Jews and Romanies from the military; marriage in 1942; his daughter's birth; Germans raping local women; his wife hiding in a river; fleeing with his daughter to hide in the woods; all of them living in the woods; pursuit by Germans and Hlinka guards; liberation by Soviet troops in March 1945; being chosen for political training; and working as a Romany representative.
    Author/Creator
    C., Jozef, 1916-
    Published
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 2000
    Interview Date
    August 21, 2000.
    Locale
    Slovakia
    Austria
    Kurima (Slovakia)
    Dubinné (Slovakia)
    Spišská Nová Ves (Slovakia)
    Žilina (Slovakia)
    Ružomberok (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Jozef C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4222). 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., 26 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hiding.
    Forests.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/5205241
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:28:00
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