Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Eva Boros - February 11, 1983


Now were your parents still in their own home?

Uh, we had to change uh, homes... Well, it happened when they, they took our uh, shop.

In '42?

In forty.

Forty, right.

Uh, a German uh, guy, I don't know if they lived in Bratislava before or he just decided because of his duty to be transferred. They came in one day and said that we have to leave the house. And we had to leave. I mean, we had to leave. So we went to live in the ghetto. The ghetto in Bratislava was not a closed ghetto, but there was a, a street where most of the Jewish community lived, the poorer, usu...as usually. So everybody had to go and live there. All the Jews of Bratislava had to leave their property and everything and live in the ghetto. The ghetto was mostly uh, gypsies and Jews. So it happened sometimes that the gypsy uh, exchanged his place with the Jew, which was you know, the lowest uh, ring on the totem poll. It was the lowest. You can imagine, the gypsies. In all Europe they are, or they used to be. Meanwhile, we had to change twice already and this was the last place where we, we--there was no bathroom, no toilet. The toilet was outside somewhere in the whole, a--you know, a whole story--not story--a whole uh, uh... Yeah one story of people that lived on the same...

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