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Oral history interview with Anna Sokolová

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.438.49 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0049

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    Oral history interview with Anna Sokolová


    Interview Summary
    Anna Sokolová (née Majerčíková), born in 1921 in the village of Necpaly in the Žilina Region of Slovakia, describes growing up in a religious family of Lutherans in an evangelical village; having a Catholic family as neighbors; a Jewish woman Mrs. Grunwald, who owned a general store in the village and a small farm with horses and had a servant; Mrs. Grunwald’s husband being found dead with bricks under his head; the Jewish woman cooking food for sick people; guards taking her away in a cart; Mrs. Grunwald’s property and carpets and paintings being taken by Hlinka Guard members and sold to the villagers; Germans thinking that partisans were hiding in fields, and subsequently burning three fields; 11 people being killed at a Catholic parish; women having to make coffins for the dead; and people hiding all over Necpaly.
    Anna Sokolová
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2016 February 07
    creation: Martin (Slovakia)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

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    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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