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Oral history interview with Markéta Holomková

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.19 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0019

Marketa Holomkova, born March 27, 1927 in Uherský Brod, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), describes being part of a Romani family; her father’s occupation polishing shoes; not attending school; her family being sent to Auschwitz (possibly in 1943) after first being sent to Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic); being sent to Block 10; getting tattooed; roll calls; her memories of the Romani camp; working in the forest; her brothers being killed; being sent to Ravensbrück; being liberated; being in Hamburg, Germany for two months; going to Brno, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), where she stayed with her brother; living on a cooperative farm; getting married; and finding that their home in Uherský Brod had been looted.

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Marketa Holomkova
Peter Ryan
Eva Korn
interview:  1997 June 21
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:52:12
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