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Oral history interview with Anna Čokinová

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.62 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0064

Anna Čokinová, born in 1927 in the village of Ulič in the Prešov Region of northeastern Slovakia, describes several Jewish families living in Ulič; one Jewish family owning a small general store and another Jewish family owning a bakery; one of the Jewish families having a horse-trading business; a Jewish lady who would come to their neighborhood to buy chicken and would chat with her mother; the lady once telling her mother that Jewish people were expecting to be taken away, but they deserved it; Hungarian soldiers coming to their village on horses to guard the Slovakian border; dancing with the soldiers at parties; a drummer announcing Jewish people would be taken; soldiers guarding Jews’ homes and not letting other people in; Jews being taken away; the property of the Jews, including furniture, sewing machines, cows, and land, being sold at auction; her father buying one of the cows; a married Jewish couple returning to Ulič after the war for a couple days, but Ukrainian nationalists part of the Banderivtsi going to their home and shooting them; hearing that five Jewish women were killed in the Kolbasov village in Slovakia, but two girls hid under a duvet and survived; and Russian soldiers coming to her village.

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Anna Čokinová
Eva Riečanská
interview:  2016 February 13
creation: Humenné (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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