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Oral history interview with Štefánia Šusteková

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

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    Oral history interview with Štefánia Šusteková


    Interview Summary
    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soldiers being stationed in her school when she was in fourth grade; having a Jewish classmate from Piešťany who acted withdrawn and said they were going to be taken; agreeing with students to go to the train station to say goodbye to her; watching a cargo train coming from the town of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.
    Štefánia Šusteková
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2016 February 15
    creation: Čadca (Slovakia)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

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    Administrative Notes

    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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