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Oral history interview with Štefánia Šusteková

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.66 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0068

Štefánia Šusteková, born in 1930 in the village of Ostrov near the town of Piešťany in Slovakia, describes German soldiers being stationed in her school when she was in fourth grade; having a Jewish classmate from Piešťany who acted withdrawn and said they were going to be taken; agreeing with students to go to the train station to say goodbye to her; watching a cargo train coming from the town of Vrbové, full of people; a guard threatening to kill them if they didn’t go away while they watched the train pass; guards loading Jewish people from trucks onto the train, and seeing their Jewish classmate in a train window; her parents telling them not to be friends with Jewish children; a German officer staying at her place for about a year until Russians came; Russian soldiers staying with them and having a Katyusha multiple rocket launcher in their yard.


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Interviewee
Štefánia Šusteková
Interviewer
Eva Riečanská
Date
interview:  2016 February 15
Geography
creation: Čadca (Slovakia)
Language
Slovak
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2021-03-04 13:33:09
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