F., Thomas, 1934-
Thomas F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3855) [videorecording] / interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová, January 3, 1996.
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan ?ime?ka Foundation, 1996.
Videotape testimony of Thomas F., who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia), in 1934, the oldest of three children. He recounts his family's assimilated lifestyle; many non-Jewish friends in their building; Passover celebrations with about two hundred relatives; beatings by Hlinka guards during a visit to his grandparents in 1939; harassment by Hlinka guards and others; forced relocation to another apartment in approximately 1940; exemption from deportation obtained by his father's non-Jewish friend; round-up in September 1944; his mother marking the required forms that they were Roman Catholics; a soldier releasing his mother, him, and his sister as non-Jews; hiding in a monastery; a non-Jewish family friend hiding him and his sister after the arrival of Germans; having to dress as a girl; visiting their mother who was hidden next door; liberation by Soviets in 1945; his father's return; and his brother's birth in 1947. Mr. F. discusses attributing his survival to his mother; the names of many non-Jews who helped them; their move to Vienna; his father's poor health and nightmares for years; his father painting his concentration camp experiences; organizing shows of his father's art work in several cities; and not selling the art but presenting paintings to prominent people and institutions, such as Yad Vashem. He shows some of the paintings and photographs.
This testimony is in Slovak.
This testimony cannot be used for commercial purposes. No materials claims can be made against the testimony donor as a result of this testimony.
Thomas F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3855). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
F., Thomas, 1934-
Hlinkova slovenská l?udová strana. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84188467
Holocaust survivors. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061527
Video tapes. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85143214
Men. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85083510
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061518
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148465
World War, 1939-1945 -- Children. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148359
Jewish children in the Holocaust. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh96005877
Mothers and sons. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85087539
Brothers and sisters. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85017225
Artists. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85008276
Escapes. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85044783
Monasteries. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85086690
Czechoslovakia. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81032269
Bratislava (Slovakia) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80093362
Vienna (Austria) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79018895
Oral histories (document genres) aat http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300202595
Child survivors.
Hiding.
Aid by non-Jews
Postwar experiences.
Postwar effects.
Salner, Peter, 1951- interviewer. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no95039645
Antalová, Ingrid, interviewer, interviewer. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n96050498
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