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Oral history interview with Paul Kovak

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.367.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0117

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    Oral history interview with Paul Kovak


    Interview Summary
    Paul Kovak, born on December 6, 1938 in Trenčín, Slovakia, describes being born a Jew but converting to Roman Catholicism with his parents; his father’s work as a professor at a small agricultural college; not having to wear the yellow star because of his father’s indispensable position at the school; going into hiding in the second home of a farming family in the mountains in late August 1944 at the time of the Slovak National Uprising; staying in hiding until April 1945, when they were liberated by Russian and Romanian troops; living in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia until 1981; and immigrating to the United States in 1981.
    Paul Kovak
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1990 March 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
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    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview can not be used for sale in the Museum Shop.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kovak, Paul, 1938-

    Administrative Notes

    Linda G. Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Paul Kovak on March 23, 1990.
    Funding Note
    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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