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Oral history interview with Ladislav Naprstek

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

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    Oral history interview with Ladislav Naprstek


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Ladislav Naprstek
    Adam Hradilek
    interview:  2015 July 29
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 digital file : MPEG-4.

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    Restrictions on access. Interview is viewable onsite at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum only.
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    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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