The Erich Kulka Collection: Testimonies and Documentation regarding the struggle of the Jews of Czechoslovakia against the Nazis, 1941-1975

Identifier
4019648
Language of Description
English
Alt. Identifiers
  • O.59
Dates
1 Jan 1941 - 31 Dec 1975
Level of Description
Record group
Languages
  • Czech
  • English
  • German
  • Hebrew
Scripts
  • Hebrew
  • Latin
Source
EHRI

Extent and Medium

110 files

Creator(s)

Scope and Content

The Collection includes testimonies and other documentation regarding the resistance of the Czechoslovakian Jews against the Germans during World War II. The people interviewed are soldiers and officers who fought in the Czechoslovakian Army, Jews who fought in the British Air Force, served in partisan battalions in the Soviet Union or participated in the National Slovak Uprising. There are also testimonies regarding the treatment of Jewish soldiers who were POWs in German camps. The testimonies include personal and family information, as well as information regarding communities, Nazi persecution, escape, motivations for the resistance, living conditions in the labor camps in Hungary and the role of the Jews in the Czechoslovakian Army. In many testimonies, there is information regarding the Haganah organization in Czechoslovakia, 1948-1949, and persecution of the Jews during the Slánský Trial, 1952.

Finding Aids

  • Description of the files are available on IDEA ALM system at Yad Vashem Archives reading room and on the Yad Vashem website

Existence and Location of Originals

  • YV archives

Archivist Note

JL according to the RG description in the YV system

Dates of Descriptions

20-05-2012

Places

O.59- Erich Kulka Collection: Documentation and testimonies regarding the struggle of the Jews of Czechoslovakia against the Nazis

Identifier
4019648
Language of Description
English
Alt. Identifiers
  • O.59
Level of Description
Record group
Languages
  • Czech
  • German
  • ער
  • English
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

Handwritten, 110 files

Testimony

Interview(s)

Archival History

The materials were transferred to Yad Vashem by Dr. Erich Kulka; Dr. Leo Gruna

Scope and Content

O.59- Erich Kulka Collection: Documentation and testimonies regarding the struggle of the Jews of Czechoslovakia against the Nazis In the Collection there is documentation including testimonies regarding the resistance of the Czechoslovakian Jews against the Germans during World War II. The people interviewed include former soldiers and officers who fought in the Czechoslovakian Army, Jews who fought in the Royal British Air Force, served in partisan battalions in the Soviet Union or participated in the National Slovak Uprising. There are also testimonies regarding the treatment of Jewish soldiers who were POWs in German camps. The testimonies include personal and family information, as well as information regarding communities, Nazi persecution, escape, motivations for the resistance, living conditions in the labor camps in Hungary and the role of the Jews in the Czechoslovakian Army. In many testimonies, there is information regarding the Haganah organization in Czechoslovakia, 1948-1949, and persecution of the Jews during the Slánský Trial, 1952.

Accruals

No additional accurals will be added to this collection

Process Info

  • Yad Vashem Archives

Places

This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.

O.59 - אוסף אריק קולקה - עדויות על אודות מאבק יהודי צ'כוסלובקיה בנאצים

Identifier
4019648
Language of Description
Hebrew
Alt. Identifiers
  • O.59
Level of Description
Record group
Languages
  • Czech
  • German
  • ער
  • English
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

כתב יד, 110 תיקים

עדות

interview/s

Creator(s)

Archival History

Dr. Erich Kulka; Dr. Leo Gruna

החומרים נמסרו ליד ושם על ידי

Scope and Content

אוסף אריק קולקה - תיעוד ועדויות על אודות מאבק יהודי צ'כוסלובקיה בנאצים באוסף תיעוד ובכללו עדויות על אודות התנגדות יהודי צ'כוסלובקיה לגרמנים בתקופת מלחמת העולם השניה. המרואיינים הם חיילים וקצינים לשעבר שלחמו בשורות הצבא הצ'כוסלובקי, יהודים שלחמו במסגרת חיל האוויר הבריטי, בפלוגות הפרטיזנים בברית המועצות ויהודים שהשתתפו במרד הלאומי הסלובקי. באוסף גם עדויות על אודות היחס לחיילים יהודים שהיו שבויים במחנות גרמניים. בעדויות מידע אישי ומשפחתי, מידע על אודות קהילות, רדיפות הנאצים נגד היהודים, בריחה, מניעי ההתנגדות, תנאי המחיה במחנות העבודה בהונגריה ותפקיד היהודים בצבא הצ'כוסלובקי. בעדויות רבות יש מידע על אודות ארגון ה"הגנה" בצ'כוסלובקיה בשנים 1949-1948 ורדיפת היהודים בעת משפט סלנסקי ב-1952.

Accruals

אוסף זה הינו אוסף סגור ולא צפוי להתווסף אליו תיעוד נוסף בעתיד.

Process Info

  • ארכיון יד ושם

Places

This description is derived directly from structured data provided to EHRI by a partner institution. This collection holding institution considers this description as an accurate reflection of the archival holdings to which it refers at the moment of data transfer.