Vera’s mother in the yellow-star house

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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1944
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary

My mother in the yellow-star house during the war.

My father was drafted into forced labor. First he was called in but came back after one or two days. Then he wasn't taken any more, and they [my parents] were together in a yellow-star house.

So they saw it through together. Back in 1944, not long after my wedding, women began to be gathered up, just as the girls had been. And then I went there [to the shop], and the strohman hid me.

In November we had to leave the yellow-star house, and I said I would go home for a day to help mum to pack, and then I would come back.

The Arrow Cross men came just then, so I couldn't go back. I was deported. It was the regular route: brick factory, Kophaza, Waldhausen, Gunsekirchen, I was liberated in Wels.

I came home. Thank God, I found both of my parents. They had managed to get another apartment in the same building and they were there.

Interview details

Interviewee: Gyorgyne Preisz
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Szeren Farkas
Jewish name:
Sara
Year of birth:
1893
Decade of birth:
1890
City of birth:
Kallosemjen
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1957
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Strausz
    Year of changing: 
    1920
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920
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