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Oral history interview with Helena Gerberyová

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

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.

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Gerberyová, Helena
Riečanská, Eva
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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