Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Antoniň Vinter

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

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.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Antonin Vinter
interview:  1997 March 06
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
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:27
This page: