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Oral history interview with Marie Proházková

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.20 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0020

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Margita (Marie) Prohazkova (née Miklosova), born on October 13, 1924 in Regetovka, Slovakia, describes being one of eight children in a very religious Romani family; her family being very poor and one of four Romani families in the village; being deported to Dubova concentration camp in Poland in 1943; the harsh conditions in Dubova, including the scarcity of food, daily executions, and sleeping on the floor; the inmates fleeing in the autumn of 1944 when the Russians came to Dubova; walking alone for three weeks; arriving at the door of her stepmother's home and surviving by begging in the village; her father returning from his internment and taking care of her; going with her father to Varnsdorf, Germany (Czech Republic) and living in the empty apartments of Germans; getting married and having six children; her first husband leaving her; and getting remarried and having five more children.

Interviewee
Marie Prohazkova
Date
1997 June 22  (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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