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Oral history interview with Alžběta Lagronova

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.6 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0006
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Alzbeta Lagronova describes spending her childhood traveling with Romani caravans, from which her parents sold textiles; her family being deported to Lety concentration camp in Czechoslovakia in 1942; being chosen to be a cleaning woman for high-ranking officials and her work cleaning their offices and houses; being able to stay with her mother on Sundays; her job allowing her to bear witness to many official activities; the activities of the camp commander; witnessing guards beating prisoners in their offices; indeterminable injections being distributed to the prisoners; her family being locked in a hut all day, and when her cousin escaped, the whole family being interrogated; the interrogation resulting in her brother's death, and being told later that her sister died of typhus; being set free in spring 1943; and moving to Slovakia.

Interviewee
Alzbeta Lagronova
Date
1997 March 09  (interview)
Language
Czech
Extent
4 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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