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Oral history interview with Drahomíra Blosgebrová

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.439.41 | RG Number: RG-50.675.0041

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Drahomíra Blosgebrová (née Švarcová), born in 1934 in the small village of Zákřov, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), describes her parents, Anna and František, and her two brothers, Oto and Vladimír; being 10 years old when German soldiers arrived in their village and set fire to her family’s house; going with her father and one of her two brothers to a neighbor’s house, which was filled with German soldiers; one of the soldiers taking her father; being sent with her brother Oto to live in Lazníky, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) with their aunt; her father and brother (Vladimir) being held captive with 17 other men, who were beaten and taken to a cabin that was set on fire by German soldiers; how the main cause of this incident was the mayor of Zákřov denouncing people he believed were partisans or committed alleged offenses such as listening to the radio; soldiers explaining later that her family’s house had been burned by mistake; being looked after by her aunt; experiencing a lot of fear and having no friends until she was 16 years old; and her brother Oto, who settled in Most, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic).

Interviewee
Drahomíra Blosgebrová
Interviewer
Adam Hradilek
Date
2015 August 01  (interview)
Language
Czech
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:50:25
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