Czech Art Contest Testimonies

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Czech Art Contest Testimonies

Czech students made original artwork inspired by the following testimony clips for an annual contest in Czech Republic. Several of the students' art were displayed at the 2016 Ambassadors for Humanity Gala in Los Angeles.

Jaroslav Kraus on Escaping His Transport

Language: English

Jaroslav describes how a German Army train was blown up right next to the train that was transporting him and other Jews through Czechoslovakia. He made the split-second decision to run up a nearby hillside and escape.

  • Jaroslav Kraus on Escaping His Transport

    Language: English

    Jaroslav describes how a German Army train was blown up right next to the train that was transporting him and other Jews through Czechoslovakia. He made the split-second decision to run up a nearby hillside and escape.

  • Eva Herrmannová on Defending Herself at School

    Language: English

    Czech Holocaust survivor Eva Herrmannová describes an incident at school when a boy called her an antisemitic name and she physically attacked him. To her surprise, the teacher reprimanded the boy and told her she was right.

  • Jan Orlík on Receiving Help from a Stranger

    Language: English

    Jan shares how a shopkeeper helped him hide and snuck him a train ticket so he could get farther from the Czech border. The shopkeeper, who was Jewish, said that he helped all refugees whether they were Jewish or not.