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Mikuláš Gaško letter

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0675

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    Overview

    Description
    The collection consists of a photocopy of a typed letter from Mikuláš Gaško, originally of Košické Hámre, Slovakia, to his colleague Ladislav Alexander in 1983. The letter provides testimony describing deportations of Jews from Košice (now Košice, Slovakia, referred to as Kassa) to Auschwitz II-(Auschwitz-Birkenau) in 1944, and the actions by police official Dr. Csatáry with regard to the deportations. Also included is a detailed list of deportations of Jews to Auschwitz II-(Auschwitz-Birkenau) by train with Kassa highlighted. The list was obtained through Istvan Vrancsik, a soldier assigned to Košice railway station. A USHMM volunteer generated translation of the letter is included with the collection.
    Date
    creation:  1983
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Edita Reich Alexander
    Collection Creator
    Mikuláš Gaško
    Biography
    Mikuláš Gaško (1906-1983) was born on August 19, 1906 in Košické Hámre (Košické Hámre, Slovakia) to Rudolf Herman Gaško (1878-1910) and Hermína Gašková (1881-1967). He was raised in a Christian family. His father was a merchant and his mother worked as a teacher. He married Judita Hollová (1910-2005) in 1938. Mikuláš Gaško worked as an attorney before World War II with his brother-in-law. During the war he worked to provide legal aid and assistance to the Jews in Košice.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Hungarian
    Genre/Form
    Letter.
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum is in the process of determining the possible use restrictions that may apply to material(s) in this collection.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Košice (Slovakia)
    Personal Name
    Alexander, Ladislav.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Edita R. Alexander
    Record last modified:
    2024-01-25 11:38:20
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