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Oral history interview with Olga Frátriková

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.51 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0051

Olga Frátriková, born in 1930 in the village of Hôrky in Žilina District in northern Slovakia, describes Jewish people hiding nearby from Germans; people bringing milk from farms to Jewish homes in the nearby village of Závodie (now part of Žilina) and in Žilina; her school’s headmaster being a brother of Jozef Gašpar Tiso (Tiso was a Roman Catholic priest and was a Nazi collaborator as president of Slovakia during World War II); some people being envious of Jews because they were seen as wealthier; walking five kilometers to school and going past a gated military barracks and a former riding hall where Jewish citizens were housed; seeing guards from the barracks in dark uniforms who collected Jewish families; children being separated from their parents at the barracks gate and taken to Auschwitz; seeing Jewish people brought in on cattle trains and dead people being left in the train cars; and seeing guards taking families from apartment buildings in Žilina.

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Frátriková, Olga
Riečanská, Eva
interview:  2016 February 07
creation: Ružomberok (Slovakia)
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:51:54
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