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Oral history interview with Jaroslav Petr

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.439.11 | RG Number: RG-50.675.0011

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

Jaroslav Petr, born in 1923 in Policka, Czechoslovakia, describes the prewar Jewish community of Policka; the arrival of German forces in 1938; restrictions placed upon the Jewish community under the German occupation; his close relationship with his Jewish neighbors; his neighbors leaving their belongings with his family upon their deportation; his father's arrest for assisting Jewish families; his arrest in 1942 for resistance against the Nazis; his imprisonment in the "Small Fortress" in Terezin; his transfer to a prison in Dresden; his sentencing in 1943 and time in concentration camps in Germany; his sister's death in 1943 as a result of forced labor; and returning home in 1945.

Interviewee
Jaroslav Petr
Interviewer
Adam Hradilek
Date
2012 July 11  (interview)
Language
Czech
Extent
1 videocassette (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 10:42:37
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