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Oral history interview with Pavol Bruňo

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

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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.

Pavol Bruňo
Eva Riečanská
2015 April 11  (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 11:39:42
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