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Oral history interview with Helena Gerberyová

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.438.61 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0062

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    Oral history interview with Helena Gerberyová

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    Interview Summary
    Helena Gerberyová, born in 1930 in the village of Breznica, Stropkov District, in Slovakia, describes having Jewish neighbors while growing up and going to their home on Saturdays to light a fire for them because the Jewish family was poor; another Jewish family who owned a pub and a store in the village and gave goods to people who did not have money; Breznica having Roman Catholics and Greek Catholics; her father being Greek Catholic and her mother being Roman Catholic; her family giving milk and butter to their Jewish neighbors; many Jews living in the nearby town of Stropkov; the Slovak state taking away Jews in their village to the city of Vranov, including the Jews in Breznica; seeing men in uniforms taking their Jewish neighbors out of their home; and seeing guards walking around Stropkov.
    Interviewee
    Helena Gerberyová
    Interviewer
    Eva Riečanská
    Date
    interview:  2016 February 11
    Geography
    creation: Bardejov (Slovakia)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Language
    Slovak
    Extent
    1 digital file : MPEG-4.

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    Provenance
    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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    2023-11-16 09:27:00
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