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Oral history interview with Žofia Haňovová

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.438.21 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0021

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    Oral history interview with Žofia Haňovová


    Interview Summary
    Žofia Haňovová, born in 1921 in Czechoslovakia, describes the prewar Jewish community of Bardejov; the beginning of the war; the restrictions placed upon the Jewish community during the war, including the Aryanization of Jewish owned businesses; the treatment of Jews by members of the Hlinka Guard; her membership in the Hlinka Youth; hearing anti-Jewish propaganda on the radio; a group of Hitler Youth stationed in her hometown; incidents in which Jews converted to Christianity and survived the war; witnessing deportations of local Jews, including her Jewish friend; her father's work as a policeman; how he allowed some Jews to escape the transport; local Jewish families who went into hiding; the auctioning of Jewish owned belongings; the liberation of Bardejov in 1945; and the return of Jews who survived the Holocaust.
    Žofia Haňovová
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2012 September 25
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

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    Conditions on Access
    Restrictions on access. Interview is viewable onsite at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum only.
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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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