Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Paul Kovak

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

Interviewee
Paul Kovak
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1990 March 26  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:01:44
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn504611