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Oral history interview with Gejza Krupa

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

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    Oral history interview with Gejza Krupa


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Gejza Krupa
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2016 February 09
    creation: Poprad (Slovakia)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 digital file : MPEG-4.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Krupa, Gejza, 1933-

    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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