Thomas Molnar's elementary school report card

Thomas Molnar's elementary school report card
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1942
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
This is my report card from the elementary school from the year 1942 We were still living on Thokoly Street when I started going to the Bethlen Square Jewish elementary school, which was about a kilometer away from our apartment. Usually I went on foot there and back, and during these walks I first encountered anti-Semitism. Some ragamuffins used to bother the Jewish children, shouting abusive words, like dirty Jew, stinking Jew etc, and I learned at once that because of being Jewish I was different from the other Hungarian children. We never came to blows, and later I didn't have any other personal experiences, because I went to the Jewish elementary school, then to the Jewish high school, and this diminished the chance of anti-Semitic affairs. I was quite a diligent pupil at the elementary school, with all excellent grades, but I didn't really like school. I hated especially the religious subjects and I hated that on every Saturday morning and on all the Jewish holidays I had to go to the synagogue.

Interview details

Interviewee: Thomas Molnar
Interviewer:
Andor Mihály
Month of interview:
Április
Year of interview:
2005
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Thomas Molnar
Jewish name:
Tadres
Year of birth:
1931
City of birth:
Budapest
Occupation
after WW II:
Kereskedő, jogász
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Molnár Tamás
    Reason for changing: 
    Disszidálás

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