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Oral history interview with František Onofrej

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.23 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0023

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

František Onofrej, born in 1933 in Czechoslovakia, describes the prewar Jewish community of Prešov; restrictions placed on the Jewish community during the war; the Aryanization of Jewish businesses; the harassment of Jewish children by non-Jewish children; a Jewish couple living with his family in 1941 until their deportation in 1944; damage to the local synagogue caused by Hlinka Guard members in 1943; deportations of Jews; transports of Jews going to Poland passing through his hometown; the auction of Jewish owned belongings to local townspeople; a raid in 1944 to catch communists; the return of some Jews after the war; and the punishment of one Hlinka Guard member after the war.

Interviewee
František Onofrej
Interviewer
Eva Riečanská
Date
2012 September 25  (interview)
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 10:46:27
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