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Paulina D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4205)

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    Videotape testimony of Paulina D., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Čierny Balog, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1935, one of four children. She recalls her mother was a widow; their poverty; working in fields or as house servants; working for the one Jewish family in town, who liked them very much; her sister's marriage in ľubietová and the births of her two children; she and her mother living with her sister; vandalism of the house when the war started; her sister and her sister's husband being killed; she and her mother raising their children; returning to their town to find their house had been burned down; living with her brother; deportation of their former Jewish employer; being hidden by a local priest; marriage; her uncle, a prominent musician with whom her husband often played, losing his leg and having his house burned down; her mother's death; continuing to raise her sister's children; hiding in the woods and in the homes of non-Romanies; Hlinka guards betraying partisans to German soldiers; her husband serving in the military; identifying her sister's body by the clothing during a disinterment after the war; rebuilding their house, and raising nine children (three had died earlier).
    D., Paulina, 1929-
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1999
    Interview Date
    July 19, 1999.
    Čierny Balog (Slovakia)
    ľubietová (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Paulina D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4205). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    This testimony is in Slovak.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 7 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Romanies.

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