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Oral history interview with Ján Čorba

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

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    Oral history interview with Ján Čorba

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    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.
    Interviewee
    Ján Čorba
    Interviewer
    Eva Riečanská
    Date
    interview:  2012 September 26
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Language
    Slovak
    Extent
    1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Čorba, Ján, 1927-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 09:26:45
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