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Oral history interview with Ján Malík

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.38 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0038

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Ján Malík, born in 1930 in Šarišské Sokolovce, Slovakia, describes attending an elementary school in his village when the deportations of Jews began; witnessing with a crowd of locals the deportation of the two local Jews (Mrs. Hana Valdová (alternative spelling, Valdmanová) and her sister); the earlier deportation of Mrs. Hana Valdová’s daughter, Gizela; the looting and auctioning of Mrs. Hana Valdová’s belongings after the deportation; anti-Jewish songs that were popular at that time; hearing about other deportations from Sabinov, Slovakia; and seeing transports from Hungary a few times in Sabinov.

Interviewee
Ján Malík
Interviewer
Eva Riečanská
Date
2015 April 09  (interview)
Language
Slovak
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-04-09 11:39:22
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