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Oral history interview with Alžbeta Vargová

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.438.25 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0025

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    Oral history interview with Alžbeta Vargová


    Interview Summary
    Alžbeta Vargová, born in 1929 in Czechoslovakia, describes the prewar Jewish community of Sered'; her father's work in the local cemetery; the establishment of a Hlinka Guard branch in Sered' in 1942; the establishment of a concentration camp in 1942; threats received by her father for his refusal to join the Hlinka Guard; the denouncement of local Jews to German forces by Hlinka Guard members; deportations of Jews; the looting of Jewish owned belongings by Hlinka Guard members; her father work to bury victims from the local labor camp; an incident in which her brother allowed a Jewish prisoner to escape; German soldiers and Hlinka Guards searching her home for hidden people; recording a list of graves in the cemetery to document who was buried in which grave; the Slovak National Uprising in 1944; a Jewish couple who survived a death camp; the postwar punishment of the local Hlinka Guard commander; and the return of two Jewish men after the war.
    Alžbeta Vargová
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2012 September 27
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

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    3 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    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.
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