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Oral history interview with Karl Stojka

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0226

Karl Stojka, born in 1931 in Wampersdorf, Austria, describes growing up in a Romani family; migrating to the Burgenland region, where his father worked as an itinerant horse trader until 1937, when they settled in the 16th District of Vienna; the arrest of his father and internment in Dachau and Mauthausen in 1941; receiving news of his father’s death; the deportation of his remaining family on March 3, 1943 to Auschwitz; witnessing the final selection of the Roma camp in Birkenau in August 1944; going, with his brother, to the Roma camp in Buchenwald and then to Flossenbürg; joining the death march from Flossenbürg in March 1945; and being liberated by American forces in Rötz, Germany on April 24, 1945.

Sound cassettes are English translations of video interview.


Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Interviewee
Karl Stojka
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
interview:  1992 April 29
Language
German
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
2 sound cassettes (120 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection