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Oral history interview with Jirí Reynek

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.439.2 | RG Number: RG-50.675.0002

Jirí Reynek, born in 1929 in Grenoble, France, describes his family moving to Petrkov, Czechoslovakia in 1936; the local prewar Jewish community; friendly relations between his family and the Jewish community; restrictions placed upon the Jewish community during the war; Jewish families who left their furniture and belongings with his family; the deportation of local Jews to the concentration camp in Terezin in 1942; sending parcels to Jewish friends in Terezin; the confiscation of his family farm by German forces in 1943; Jews in the Lipa concentration camp working at his family farm; his family not leaving their farm until 1944; the sight of a group of Jews being led to work by an SS guard; his family staying in Stara Rise until the end of the war; and the antisemitic remarks of a neighbor.

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Jirí Reynek
Adam Hradilek
interview:  2011 December 11
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: 2020-05-04 15:49:24
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