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Oral history interview with Anna Růžičová

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.14 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0014

Anna Ruzickova, born in December 1928, describes being one of seven children in a Romani family from Nechanice, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic); all her siblings attending school; going to agricultural school; her family being warned of the approaching deportations by Czech gendarmes; her brothers joining the partisan forces and her father refusing to leave Anna's pregnant mother; her parents being arrested, but a wealthy uncle bribing officials for their release; being arrested with her grandmother in 1942; being sent to Lety concentration camp in Czechoslovakia; staying in Lety for 9 to 13 months and then going home; being liberated by the Russian liberators when she was living in Pribram, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic); opening a textile stand and her husband working in a mine; her husband’s death; and moving from Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) to Brandys nad Labem, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic).

Anna Ruzickova
Regine Beyer
interview:  1997 June 19
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
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:27
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