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Oral history interview with Michal Štofan

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

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    Oral history interview with Michal Štofan


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Michal Štofan
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2011 September 27
    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
    Štofan, Michal.

    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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