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Oral history interview with Anna Kmecová

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.438.5 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0005

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    Oral history interview with Anna Kmecová


    Interview Summary
    Anna Kmecová, born September 1, 1932 in Giraltovce, Slovakia, discusses her prewar friendships with Jewish children; the separation of Jewish students from Catholic and Lutheran students; how Lutheran students had to do chores while Catholic children did not; witnessing during recess, Jewish students being loaded into trucks by Gardists and German soldiers; watching members of Jewish families being taken away; her memory of people being forced out of their homes as a Gardist soldier threatened that Lutherans were the next to be deported; and her memory of restrictions placed on Jewish patrons of her family’s farm.
    Anna Kmecová
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2011 September 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kmecov, Anna.

    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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