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Oral history interview with Geisa Olah

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.10 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0010

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

Geisa Olah, born in 1926, describes being one of nine children in his Romani family; receiving some schooling and working with his father making bricks; joining the partisan group Jegorov in 1944 and meeting Czechoslovakian military commander Ludvik Svoboda; receiving two days of training then fighting in the mountains of Slovakia; being captured in November 1944 and being taken to a prisoners of war camp in Hamburg, Germany, where he remained until liberation; returning home after liberation; leaving the military in 1948; marrying and working in a glass factory in Teplice, Czechoslovakia; working on an agricultural farm; and he and his wife having nine children.

Interviewee
Geisa Olah
Date
1997 June 17  (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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