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Oral history interview with Andrej Velebír

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

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    Oral history interview with Andrej Velebír


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Andrej Velebír
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2011 October 29
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    Personal Name
    Velebír, Andrej.

    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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