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Oral history interview with Ján Bajus

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

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    Oral history interview with Ján Bajus


    Interview Summary
    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
    interview:  2015 April 10
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bajus, Ján, 1926-

    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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