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Oral history interview with Ladislav Stockinger

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.7 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0007

Ladislav Stockinger, born in 1930 in Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), describes living in a Romani community in the southern Bohemia region of Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) with his mother; being sent with his mother to Ceske Budejovice, Bohemia (Czech Republic) and then the same day being sent on to Lety concentration camp in Czechoslovakia; life in the camp and smuggling food from the kitchen to survive; discovering the dead body of his mother; escaping from the camp with a friend, but being brought back after police discovered them in Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic); he and his friend being punished severely upon their return to Lety and being locked in a wagon for three months with little food, water, or heat; having to relearn to walk after their release; being released after a year at Lety; living with a family at the Czech-Austrian border in southern Bohemia; the communists rising to power in Czechoslovakia in the late 1940s; being accused of spying at the border and sentenced to imprisonment; being in communist-run concentration and labor camps for the following 10 years; and being released and working until his retirement.

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Ladislav Stockinger
interview:  1997 March 12
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:35:47
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