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Oral history interview with Zoltán Őri

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.3 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0003

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Zoltán Őri, a retired architect living in Dunaujvaros when interviewed, discusses the first time he saw a Jewish person wear a Star of David badge; watching the Nazi propaganda film Jud Suss; resulting tensions and smashed Jewish windows in his community following the film; witnessing teenage boys throwing stones at a Jewish-owned house; witnessing the collection of Jews in two buildings and a courtyard; seeing gendarmes pushing people towards a train station with rifle butts and seeing elderly Jews carried in a cart; two names of local administrators who collaborated in deporting Jews; a Jewish acquaintance who promised he would act in revenge; hearing news that his friend, Peti Fritz, was bullied for being a Jew; general public knowledge of the deportations; and hearing that Jews underwent body cavity searches before being deported.

Interviewee
Zoltán Őri
Interviewer
Ms. Borbála Kriza
Date
2011 May 25  (interview)
Language
Hungarian
Extent
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:18
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