Osudy tých čo prežili Holokaust

  • Fates of those who survived the Holocaust
Language of Description
1938 - 1945
Level of Description
  • Slovak
  • Latin

Extent and Medium

145 oral history testimonies, digital video as well as transcription text files.

Archival History

1995-1999, 2000/2003 – recording the testimonies, VHS format 2008-2010 – digitalization od the testimonies, DVD format, transcriptions, anotations 2012 – publishing educational DVD


Individual recordings, Oral history method.

Scope and Content

Collection contains 150 video testimonies of the Holocaust survivors. It is a unique collection of testimonies describing the life of the Jewish minority in Slovakia during the 20th century. There are 69 women and 76 men testimonies. The oldest survivor was born in 1904 and the youngest in 1944. Most of the testimonies were collected from 1995 till 1999 with some additional testimonies added after the year 2000. Testimonies were collected using the oral history technique. Geographically they cover the whole territory of Slovakia including the southern regions which during the war were occupied by Hungary. The testimonies recount the story of individuals, their families and daily life of Jewish minority before the war as well as during the war. They describe the persecution of Jews, the legislature, aryanisations, deportations, Slovak labour camps, concentration and extermination camps in Poland, liberation, return home.


No data available.


No accruals expected.

Conditions Governing Access

Researcher needs to submit an affidavid about the research purpose. He/she also needs to sign the acknowledgment of archive directives.

Conditions Governing Reproduction

When working with/using the testimonies it is possible to copy parts of the text but entirely the whole testimony. In copied text there must not be any name or personal identification details.

Finding Aids

  • No publicly available finding aid. Internal database (MS EXCEL), available to the staff only

Archivist Note

The collection was identified by Ján Hlavinka and described by Peter Leponi and Ján Hlavinka.


  • Desk research.

Rules and Conventions

EHRI Guidelines for Description v.1.0