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Oral history interview with Jan Holomek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.4 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0004

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In this interview, Jan Holomek, born and raised in Jalubí, recollects events and talks about his experiences between 1943 and 1945, highlighting the deportation of Roma (including him) from his native village in the district of Uherské Hradiště. He starts with the description of life and the neighborhood before they were taken by the Czech police. Holomek then focuses on the life inside the concentration camps Auschwitz and Buchenwald, the work they performed, and the treatment they received from the guards. He ends the interview talking about the death march which he and fellow prisoners were forced to take just before the war ended.

Interviewee
Jan Holomek
Date
1997 March 08  (interview)
Language
Czech
Extent
3 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: 2018-07-25 08:54:28
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