Jozsef Lazar's certificate of town police commander (2)

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  • Photo taken in:
    Satu Mare
    Year when photo was taken:
    1946
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania

This was my father’s town police commander certificate.

In 1945 a new town leadership was needed, so we organized the People’s Police.

What happened then? There were just a few people in Szatmar who could have been taken into account as communists.

In Romania the Siguranta had imprisoned the illegal communists.

They had had two possibilities, either they were beaten to death, or they spoke.

Thus the Red Army tried to gather those who had suffered persecution, so they appointed my father, who as a former lieutenant was well versed in army matters, to be the commander of the town police where we had been imprisoned.

The first parade was on 9th May 1945, on the ‘day of victory’.

My father was the commander of the police for one year, until there was a huge Jewish hospital in Szatmar, where he became the warden.

Interview details

Interviewee: Gabor Lazar
Interviewer:
Emoke Major
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2005
Covasna, Romania

KEY PERSON

Jozsef Lazar
Year of birth:
1891
City of birth:
Nagybanya
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1949
City of death:
Satu Mare
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Clerk, bailiff
after WW II:
Clerk

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