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Oral history interview with Ladislav Naprstek

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.439.34 | RG Number: RG-50.675.0034

Ladislav Naprstek, born in 1927 in Kamenné Žehrovice, a village in the Central Bohemian Region of Czechoslovakia, describes his father as Aryan and his mother as Jewish; growing up in the small Czech village of Čelechovice (now part of Stochov, Czech Republic); joining the military at the border line and training in the town of Dolný Kubín, Slovakia; his mom having to wear a yellow Jewish star and trying to cover it with a scarf; beginning apprentice training in 1942 at age of 15; going to a concentration camp in Bystřice in Czechoslovakia that had five barracks and was guarded by the SS; someone escaping from the camp and being punished with blows from a cane; secretly exchanging letters with his parents from the camp through a supply deliverer; the military loading him and others on an SS military truck and letting them go in the village of Čerčany shortly before the end of the war; and having a bad stomach and eye problems after leaving the camp.

Naprstek, Ladislav
Hradilek, Adam
interview:  2015 July 29
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:09:33
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