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Oral history interview with Andrej Velebír

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.13 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0013

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Andrej Velebír, born in 1933 in Czechoslovakia, describes how in Hanušovce the Jewish population was well integrated into the town; positive relations between the Jewish and non-Jewish population; the introduction of anti-Jewish laws, including the wearing of Star of David badges; Jews giving their valuables to non-Jewish neighbors for protection; resistance actions of some Jews; the deportation of the Jews in 1942; the aryanization of Jewish shops; the confiscation and auction of Jewish property; the protection of some Jews by Gardists for a period of time; the building of a railway for the military by the town labor camp; an uprising by the Partisans against the Germans; how his father was against the violent actions; the evacuation of his family and their stay in the woods around Remeniny; and life in the aftermath of war.

Interviewee
Andrej Velebír
Interviewer
Eva Riečanská
Date
2011 October 29  (interview)
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 10:43:23
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