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Oral history interview with Emanuel Šmídl

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

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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.

Interviewee
Emanuel Šmídl
Date
2014 April 09  (interview)
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-08-13 12:51:11
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