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Oral history interview with Gejza Krupa

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.56 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0056

Gejza Krupa, born in 1933 in Spišská Teplica, Slovakia, describes being beaten badly by his parents for refusing to become a butcher; running away when he was 15 to live with his aunt in Krompachy, Slovakia (circa 1948); being recruited at school to join the Hlinka Guard but not being interested; seeing Jewish children, women, and shopkeepers wearing yellow stars; going with his stepmother and father to Veľká, Slovakia and seeing furniture on the sidewalks and in courtyards that had been taken from Jewish homes, with guards keeping the valuable items; seeing approximately 500 people on train carts, wearing yellow stars; a Jewish grocery shopkeeper changing his name and converting to Christianity; Hlinka Guards killing a Romani; and Germans building a slaughterhouse near a stream and killing a pregnant cow.


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Interviewee
Gejza Krupa
Interviewer
Eva Riečanská
Date
interview:  2016 February 09
Geography
creation: Poprad (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: 2021-02-16 15:53:32
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