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Forced labor battalion of Hungarian Jews

Film | Accession Number: 2010.81.3 | RG Number: RG-60.1385 | Film ID: 2945

George Veres and other Hungarian Jews march at a forced labor group stationed in the Jewish Boys' Orphanage. Jews were forced by the Hungarian government into these battalions prior to the German invasion. George served several periods with the forced labor battalion, beginning in September 1940 and ending in December 1944 when he escaped from the camp. This was filmed by one of George's relatives who worked in the camp office. Jewish workers unload hay from a train and stack piles of chopped wood. George (the worker closest to the barn with the log on his shoulder) smiles at the camera. Scene also shows pianist and musical entertainer George Feyer (1908-2001) carrying a tiny log. LS, buildings in camp. Men dressed as soldiers in uniform walk beside stacks of wood.

This sequence was most likely filmed during George's first series of forced labor before the it became much harsher.

Genre
Amateur
Duration
00:00:43
Event Date
Winter? 1940
Locale
Budapest, Hungary
Language
Mute
Genre/Form
Amateur.
Credit
US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Peter Veres
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Record last modified: 2018-04-26 13:41:16
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