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Oral history interview with Borbála Mátraházi

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.8 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0008

Borbála Mátraházi (Mátraházi Ferencne Alapi Borbála), born in 1932, discusses her memories of growing up in Paszto, Hungary; her mother’s work as a laundress for Jewish families; the Pick family who gave her bread from their bakery and clothes; her mother’s continued work for the Pick family even after they advised her to stop during deportations; seeing vacant Jewish houses broken into and looted; a request from the Rosenberg family to hid their son during deportations; seeing the Rosenberg family being taken away; her memory of bystanders shouting derogatory remarks at Jews; her mother taking walnuts and food to Jews in the ghetto in Nagygombos (Hatvan); being mocked when her best friend, Eva Kovacs, started wearing the Star of David badge; her parents’ offer to take Eva into hiding; her memory of watching Eva in line at the train station as she was being deported; and how some Jewish survivors returned to the area after the war.

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Borbála Mátraházi
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2011 October 02
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-03-25 09:00:50
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