This is the story of an assimilated, well-to-do Jewish family living in Nagykoros. When Mariann's father lost his business, the family moved to Budapest and Mariann watched as her mother and grandmother took charge of running things.
They were sent to the women's concentration camp of Ravensbrück in northern Germany; only Mariann returned alive. Now in her 80s, Mariann is still running her own publishing company.
Hungary before the German occupation - An article by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
An outline of the Nazis’ plan for dealing with the “Jewish problem” in Hungary after the German occupation in March of 1944.
An article on Hungary and its alliance with Nazi Germany - provided by Yad Vashem.
Many Jews in Hungary were able to escape the persecution of the Holocaust through the Hungarian Labor Service System. This article from Yad Vashem explains how.
An article on Miklos Horthy, regent of Hungary throughout the Second World War, and his relationship with Hitler and the German Reich.
Hungary after the German occupation. An article by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
An essay on contemporary Hungarian Jewish life, by Professor Geza Komoroczy.
Learn more about the Jewish history of Hungary and see photographs as well as old postcards of Hungarian synagogues.
Contemporary photos of Ravensbrück, from a website called "A Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust."
The Jewish World and the Holocaust - An article by Yad Vashem.
Many Jews in Hungary were able to escape the persecution of the Holocaust through the Hungarian Labor Service System. An article from Yad Vashem explains how.