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Oral history interview with Mária Kalafová

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.10 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0010

Maria Kalafova, born in 1934 in Hlinne, discusses the two Jewish families named Karpelova and Fiskovi who lived in her town before the war; Mrs. Karpelova who owned a store and small farm; her memory of gendarmes taking a basket of soaps to her grandfather and asking him to hide it; her grandfather’s resignation as Mayor in protest of the political situation; hearing that the Karpelova’s eldest son and daughter were deported followed by the rest of the family a year later; her memories of an auction of the Karpelova’s family personal belongings; and a song sung by workers at the railroad construction site.

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Kalafová, Mária
Riečanská, Eva
interview:  2011 September 28
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:53:31
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