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Oral history interview with Ján Čorba

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.24 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0024

Ján Čorba, born in 1927 in Michalovce, Slovakia, describes the prewar Jewish community of Michalovce; the establishment of the Slovak State in 1939; restrictions placed on the Jewish community during the war, including the Aryanization of Jewish owned businesses; problems encountered by his family because of their good relations with Jews; the conversion of some Jews to Christianity; the organization of transports to Auschwitz in 1942; visiting a detention camp in Čemerné in 1942; the actions of the Hlinka Guard members; the auction of Jewish owned belongings; and his knowledge of Jews who joined partisan units and survived the war.

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Čorba, Ján
Riečanská, Eva
interview:  2012 September 26
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: 2022-07-28 19:54:26
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