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Piroska Berki and Gustave Balog family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2000.16

The Piroska Berki and Gustave Balog family papers contains two memoirs, one written by Gustave and the other by Piroska. Both are written to their grandchildren, and explain their family’s history. The memoirs detail life growing up in Hungary prior to the war, and gives details on the family’s background. Piroska’s memoirs go into great detail about life in Jewish ghettos in Budapest, living undercover as Christians in Kiskunlacháza, and the general discrimination she faced as a Jew living in Hungary. Gustave’s memoirs go into great detail about the family’s historical background. Gustave was a cousin of Andor Berki, Piroska’s husband. Gustave describes growing up in pre-war Austria, and how his family paid for his release from Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps. Also included in the collection are the marriage certificate of Piroska and Andor from 1929, the birth certificate of Gustave’s grandfather, Nathan Blau (Balog), from 1873, and the embarkation card for Piroska Berki on her voyage to the United States via the S.S. Marine Marlin.

inclusive:  1873-1982
5 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Minnie Berki
Record last modified: 2023-08-23 13:56:00
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