Ferenc Sandor in the orphanage in Cegled

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  • Photo taken in:
    Cegléd
    Year when photo was taken:
    1926
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary

This is the orphanage for war orphans in Cegled where I started high school. I was completely crushed in that place in the second year. Broke my spine, so to speak. There were a hundred of us there and only one other Jew, who was in the seventh grade. I came second, a second grader. And ninety-eight children teased me for a whole year because I was Jewish. When I managed to get into the infirmary, that was a relief. I remember once it was really cold outside and I was outdoors and did not feel like going in. A bunch of these pests kept following me, and when the teacher noticed that it had something to do with me, he told me off because I did not tell on them, I did not inform him that they were pestering me. He put the responsibility for that scene on me.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ferenc Sandor
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi, Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
April
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Ferenc Sandor
Year of birth:
1914
City of birth:
Veszto
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
before WW II:
Self-employed craftsman in elite crafts
after WW II:
Skilled self-employed
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