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Oral history interview with Jolana Mandzáková

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.438.39 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0039

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    Oral history interview with Jolana Mandzáková


    Interview Summary
    Jolana Mandzáková, born in 1931 in Veľké Kapušany, Slovakia, describes the Jews who lived in Veľké Kapušany; playing with Jewish children; the two Jewish physicians in town, including Dr. Sándor who returned with his wife after the war; her Jewish friend Klári Dratler, who survived a concentration camp and returned for a while until she moved to Bohemia; the other Dratler children, including Ernö, Zoli, and Sári; not perceiving any significant differences between the Jews and non-Jews as a child; never hearing about the blood libel story; changes during the Hungarian occupation; the antisemitism exhibited by one of her teachers; the aryanization of Jewish businesses; seeing the deportation of the Jews; the looting of Jewish homes; the few Jews who returned and got their houses back, including Mr. Friedman and Mr. Spígel; and the looting of homes by Russian soldiers.
    Jolana Mandzáková
    Eva Riečanská
    interview:  2015 April 09
    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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