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Oral history interview with Josef Výborný

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.439.29 | RG Number: RG-50.675.0029

Josef Výborný, born 1925 in Hrbokov, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic), describes moving with his family in 1926 to Heřmanův Městec, Czech Republic, where he spent his entire childhood and the war; going to gymnasium in Chrudim, Czech Republic; large Jewish community in Heřmanův Městec and the relations between Jews and non-Jews; his friends who were Jewish; Jews having to wear yellow stars and being restricted from the cinema and having to follow a curfew; not seeing any signs preventing Jews from entering shops or public buildings; the divorces within mixed-marriages; the resistance activities of local Jews; voluntarily working in the electric manufacture of Vilém (Wilhelm) Nessl; working with boys from mixed origin; witnessing the deportation of the Jews form Heřmanův Městec in April 1942; how the Jews were sent from Přelouč to Pardubice, Czech Republic; seeing the rabbi direct the Jews during the deportation; and people moving into the vacated houses of the Jews after the deportation.

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Josef Výborný
Adam Hradilek
interview:  2014 August 04
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:49:29
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