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Oral history interview with Pavol Bruňo

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.43 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0043

Pavol Bruňo, born in 1929 in Močarany (now part of Michalovce), Slovakia, describes the Jews living in the village when he was a child, including Mr. Icko (a travelling salesman), Mr. Berko, and Mr. Grossman (a travelling salesman); attending school with Jewish classmates; the good relations between Jews and non-Jews; occasionally starting the hearth fire for Jews on Saturday; the Hlinka Guards; seeing the Jews being taken away by train and going to say goodbye to them at the station; witnessing a Jewish woman being hit with a rifle by a Hlinka Guard; teachers from his school who were in the Hlinka Guards; the Hlinka Guards’ song; and none of the Jews returning after the war except one man (named Mr. Grossman) who survived in hiding.


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Interviewee
Pavol Bruňo
Interviewer
Eva Riečanská
Date
interview:  2015 April 11
Language
Slovak
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:39:28
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