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Oral history interview with Karl Stojka

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0226

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

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.

Interviewee
Karl Stojka
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1992 April 29  (interview)
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
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Record last modified: 2018-08-27 09:57:02
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