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Oral history interview with Emanuel Šmídl

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.438.28 | RG Number: RG-50.688.0028

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    Oral history interview with Emanuel Šmídl


    Interview Summary
    Emanuel Šmídl, born in 1912 in Nový Knín, Czechoslovakia (present day Czech Republic), describes living in Sabinov; the prewar Jewish community of Sabinov; the restrictions placed on the Jewish community during the war; the aryanization of Jewish-owned businesses; the treatment of Jews by Hlinka Guard members; a Jewish woman in hiding who was caught by German soldiers; the deportation of the Jewish community; German soldiers shooting people attempting to escape to Hungary; and his participation in the resistance movement.
    Emanuel Šmídl
    interview:  2014 April 09
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 digital file : MPEG-4.

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    Personal Name
    Šmídl, Emanuel, 1912-

    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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