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Oral history interview with Július Perger

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.60 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0061

Július Perger, born in 1923 in the neighborhood of Kružlovská Huta in Kružlov, Slovakia, describes the neighborhood as being mostly Roman Catholic with one Jewish family, who were poor; a glassblowing business in the area going bankrupt in the early 1930s; having Jewish classmates in middle school in the nearby town of Bardejov; the establishment of the Slovak state and being liberated from Hungary; his mother previously working as a maid in Hungary; taking a train home from Prešov in 1942 and stopping in the Slovakian village of Raslavice and seeing another train with Jews locked inside cattle cars, with a lot of people and children crying; Jews on the train saying they were forcefully taken and had to leave everything behind; arriving home and his mother was crying because the Jewish family in Kružlovská Huta had been taken away; and later telling his daughters about what happened on that train.

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Július Perger
Eva Riečanská
interview:  2016 February 11
creation: Bardejov (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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