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Oral history interview with Anna Sokolová

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

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.


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Interviewee
Anna Sokolová
Interviewer
Eva Riečanská
Date
interview:  2016 February 07
Geography
creation: Martin (Slovakia)
Language
Slovak
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2021-03-22 16:21:08
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