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Oral history interview with Žofia Haňovová

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

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.

Haňovová, Žofia
Riečanská, Eva
interview:  2012 September 25
3 videocassettes (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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