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Oral history interview with Anna Benická

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.57 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0057

Anna Benická, born in 1924 in the village of Banská Belá, Slovakia, describes her two older sisters being sent to Trnava in western Slovakia to be raised by nuns, and she later joined them for seven years before moving back to Banská Belá; many Jewish people living in a nearby town of Banská Štiavnica; the deportations of Jews to Stará Kremnička beginning in 1939; once having a Jewish classmate whose father was a butcher in Banská Štiavnica; virtually all students in schools in Banská Štiavnica being members of the Hlinka Youth; teachers organizing the Hlinka Youth; she and her four siblings not joining those organizations; people in Trnava who hated Jews; working at a research institute in the Trenčianske Teplice spa town in Slovakia; seeing Germans taking away a Jewish doctor and dragging him to a truck full of people; a soldier who saw her crying pointing his gun at her; and seeing Hitlerjugend in uniforms every morning marching, drumming, and singing.

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Anna Benická
Eva Riečanská
interview:  2016 February 09
creation: Poprad (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: 2023-11-16 09:26:58
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