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Oral history interview with Michal Štofan

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.7 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0007

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

Michal Štofan, born in 1926 in Bystre, Slovakia, discusses local Jewish families and his Jewish classmates who lived in his town before the war; anti-Jewish laws; the confiscation of Jewish-owned businesses; hearing announcements for Jews to gather in a single location; seeing groups of Jews being deported; his father taking over a Jewish store; quitting school and working with his father; poorer people moving into houses that were previously owned by Jews; seeing personal belongings for sale outside homes; the return and actions of survivors after the war; his views on why priests did not want to help protect the Jewish population; and the names of individuals who helped Jews escape.

Interviewee
Michal Štofan
Interviewer
Eva Riečanská
Date
2011 September 27  (interview)
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:41:04
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