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Oral history interview with Margita Michalčíková

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.41 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0041

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Margita Michalčíková, born in 1934 in Hrčel, Slovakia, describes growing up in Hrčel; her five siblings; playing with the three children of their Jewish neighbors, the Höfnigovo (Höfnig) family; the synagogue the Jews in Hrčel attended in Novosad; the good relations between the Jews and non-Jews in their village; Jews having to wear yellow stars; the Hungarian occupation; the deportation circa 1943 of the Jews on a horse-driven wagon and led by Hungarian gendarmes; saying goodbye to her Jewish friends before they were deported; the looting of Jewish homes; and the arrival of Russian soldiers in December 1944.

Interviewee
Margita Michalčíková
Interviewer
Eva Riečanská
Date
2015 April 10  (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 11:39:34
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