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Oral history interview with Bohumil Vrátil

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.439.6 | RG Number: RG-50.675.0006

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Bohumil Vrátil, born in 1926 in Trest in Czechoslovakia, describes his family and the prewar Jewish community of Trest; attending a gymnasium in Telc and witnessing German forces entering the town; the closing of high schools in 1940; restrictions placed upon the Jewish community during the war; the arrest of Czech priests, teachers, and those accused of communism; the imprisonment of Jews from the surrounding towns in a house; the deportation of local Jews to Terezin; and the return of one Jewish man after the war.

Bohumil Vrátil
Adam Hradilek
2012 July 09  (interview)
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:40:40
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