Erzsebet Barsony's identity card

Erzsebet Barsony's identity card
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1945
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
This is my temporary ID card, which was issued by the Mayor's Office in Kispest in 1945 when I returned from the war. After getting back home everyone had to report to where they had been deported from. I was the only one from my family who returned from the war, nobody else did. The fact that my sister survived is a miracle, because many of those who remained at home perished too, because there was bombing and the siege and things like that. My sister didn't feel the danger she was in. She was just waiting for us to come home. I got home with nothing but the clothes on me. Strangers lived in my house, and they received me with such hostility, as if I were I don't know what. My sin was that the house was mine. Five families lived in my house, and the occupants of the house were bossing everyone about like the communists. I wasn't even able to put in a word. I couldn't go to stay there. My sister told me to stay with them, of course. But as a matter of fact I was in an awful state then. I lost my confidence. It is very difficult to remember this, because this is an awful period of my life, I couldn't get over all that had happened; it wasn't possible in a short time. My only desire was to die, because I thought that I couldn't survive this. My sister could hardly raise my spirit.

Interview details

Interviewee: Jozsefne Erzsebet Barsony
Interviewer:
Klara Lazok and Viktoria Kutasi
Month of interview:
November - May
Year of interview:
2004 - 2005
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Jozsefne Erzsebet Barsony
Year of birth:
1909
Decade of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
2004
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Milliner
after WW II:
Worker, manager at a knitwear factory
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Bauer
    Year of changing: 
    1928
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920
  • Previous family name: 
    Fenyes
    Year of changing: 
    1947
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

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