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Oral history interview with Olga Frátriková

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

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    Oral history interview with Olga Frátriková


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Olga Frátriková
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2016 February 07
    creation: Ružomberok (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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