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Oral history interview with Elena H. Javor

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.96 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0096

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Elena Javor describes her childhood in Martin, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia); her medical education and practice; the birth of her three children; the threat of deportation in 1942; her escape from deportation due to her husband's exemption; Allied bombing in spring 1944; the Slovak national uprising in August 1944; her husband's enlistment to fight; fleeing to a monastary with her children where they were sheltered; joining her husband in Banska Bystrica; her arrest in October 1944; her husband's disappearance; her liberation in April 1945; her reunion with her three children; learning of her husband's, sister's and parents' death in Auschwitz; her return to Martin with her children; her life after the war; how she studied dermatology; her remarriage; and her family's immigration to the United States in 1968.

Interviewee
Elena H. Javor
Date
1997 January 29  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:59:09
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