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Oral history interview with Antoniň Vinter

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.1 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0001

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Antonin Vinter describes his life in the Romani community of a small Czech town, where his father sold textiles; his family being detained and sent to Lety, a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia in 1942 and being eight years old at the time; his father working as the chief cook and being able to smuggle food to his family; his belief that the strength from this food and the fact that he hid whenever the Kapos arrived contributed to his survival; witnessing prisoners being tortured and killed by Kapos; seeing his own cousin hanged; being liberated after one year; spending some time in a mental institution; and recovering and becoming a chef.

Interviewee
Antonin Vinter
Date
1997 March 06  (interview)
Language
Czech
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 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 10:37:18
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