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Oral history interview with Ján Malík

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

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    Oral history interview with Ján Malík


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Ján Malík
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2015 April 09
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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    Personal Name
    Malík, Ján, 1930-

    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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