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Oral history interview with Andrej Balog

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.9 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0009

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Andrej Balog, born July 5, 1937 in Petrovce, Slovakia, discusses the peaceful relationship between a large Jewish family and their non-Jewish neighbors in his village; the lack of discrimination between Jews and non-Jews before the war; watching the deportation of the Jewish family by members of the Hlinka Guard in 1942; the selling of the family’s personal belongings; the opening of a school in the Jewish family’s house; hearing about one of the son’s from the family returning to Petrovce after the war; his memories of partisan activity; seeing hiding places for partisans and Jews from Hanusovce; a Hlinka Party membership card he found; his memories of partisans landing at an airport on August 20, 1944; and how a paratrooper got caught in a tree and had to be rescued.

Interviewee
Andrej Balog
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 10:41:53
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