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Oral history interview with Alžbeta Vargová

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

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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.

Interviewee
Alžbeta Vargová
Interviewer
Eva Riečanská
Date
2012 September 27  (interview)
Extent
3 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 10:47:02
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