Protestant youth camp, Brezova pod Bradlom

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    Brezova pod Bradlom
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    Country name at time of photo:
    Independent State of Slovakia 1938-45
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This picture was taken in 1943 in Brezova pod Bradlom, where our parents had sent us to a Protestant youth camp so that we'd be protected from the deportations. I (Henrich F.) am the second from the right.

Upon my return from Kvetnica, my brother and I left with Grandma Jolana for Nitra. Grandma's brother Illes, who had a furniture company, lived in Nitra. This company's courtyard was next door to the courtyard belonging to the company Vychterle & Kovarik, which sold tractors, threshers and similar farm machinery. They had one long building. In the front there was a showroom and offices. In the back there were company apartments for the employees. We rented one of those apartments, and hid our there for some time. Then we returned to Bratislava, where it was also dangerous, and so our parents sent us to a Protestant youth camp in Brezova pod Bradlom. Usually one went there for two-week stays, but we were allowed to stay there for two months. I'm sure there were other Jewish children among us.

Interview details

Interviewee: Henrich F.
Martin Flekenstein
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Bratislava, Slovakia


Henrich F.
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Czechoslovakia 1918-38
after WW II:
Departmental head/manager in socialist firms
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    Reason for changing: 
    Hiding, Jewish
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