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Oral history interview with Antonie Kroková

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.11 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0011

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

Antonie Krokova (née Serynkova) describes being one of eight children in a Romani family in Beroun, Germany (Czech Republic); her identification card listing her birth date as October 28, 1925, while she believes that she was actually born in 1935; how in 1942 a policeman came to her home and deported her entire family to Lety concentration camp in Czechoslovakia; living in a children's block in Lety and being put to work hauling firewood; being transported with her family to the so-called "Gypsy" camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp; being selected for the gas chambers then saved by some officials; being included in a transport to Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany; being sent to Buchenwald concentration camp; being evacuated to the Wittenberg labor camp in Germany, where she worked in a munitions factory; returning after liberation to Beroun and locating an aunt who took her in; and traveling to Tachov, Czechoslovakia and Marianske Lazne (Marienbad), Czechoslovakia, where she met her future husband.

Interviewee
Antonie Krokova
Date
1997 June 17  (interview)
Language
Czech
Extent
5 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: 2018-08-27 10:00:20
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