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Gidaly Collection

Film Collection | Accession Number: 2013.517
Collection Summary
Paul Gidaly donated home movies about his family’s Jewish life in prewar Budapest, Hungary, likely in the mid-1930s. Two days after the Nazi occupation of Budapest in March 1944, Paul’s father Ernest, a successful textile merchant, was seized from a streetcar on his way to work and sent to an internment camp in Kistarcsa. He was later deported to Auschwitz and died on a death march in January 1945. Paul was 19 years old when called to a forced labor battalion working to clean up the bombarded countryside. He escaped and hid in Budapest under false papers as Joszef Ganitzki. Paul’s mother and sister escaped a death march and remained in hiding in Budapest until the end of the war.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Paul Gidaly
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Jewish life in Budapest before the war

Film | Accession Number: 2013.517 | RG Number: RG-60.1479 | Film ID: 2998

Event:  1930s?

Visiting England

Film | Accession Number: 2013.517 | RG Number: RG-60.1480 | Film ID: 2998

Event:  1934?
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 21:52:02
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