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Oral history interview with Emília Kernová

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.438.26 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0026

Emília Kernová, born in 1926 in Pezinok, Czechoslovakia (present day Slovakia), describes the persecution of her father because of his membership in Milan Rastislav Štefánik's legion during the World War I; her family's move to Modra in 1938; living with a family in Trnava who took patronage over her; her adopted family aiding Jews during the war; aiding in the transportation of Jewish children into hiding in 1941; her mother caring for an elderly Jewish woman; partisans hiding in the orphanage; the burning of a dormitory which led to the death of many children; bringing food to a Jewish family in hiding; the deportation of the Jews; and her relationships with the Jewish community after the war.

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Emília Kernová
interview:  2014 April 08
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:54:28
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