Photo taken in:CeglédYear when photo was taken:1926Country name at time of photo:HungaryCountry 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.