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Oral history interview with Ján Bajus

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.42 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0042

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Ján Bajus, born in 1926 in Dargov, Slovakia, describes his first encounter with Jews when he worked at a sawmill in Sečovce, Slovakia; the owner of the sawmill, Mr. Friedman, who was Jewis; the aryanization of the mill by two brothers by the name of Antal and the closing of the business soon after; working for Mr. Mandel in Michalovce who was also Jewish and in the timber business; going with Mr. Mandel to the bank because Jews at the time were not permitted to withdraw and deposit money; saying goodbye to Mr. Mandel before he was deported; seeing the deportation of Mr. Friedman along with other Jews from Sečovce, including numerous Jewish business owners; his Jewish friend, Mr. Šamo, who was a miller; some of the Hlinka Guards who were tried after the war; and the looting of Jewish homes after the deportations.

Ján Bajus
Eva Riečanská
2015 April 10  (interview)
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 11:39:38
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