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Oral history interview with Klára Ördögh Battancs

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.15 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0015

Klara Battancs (Battancs Janosne Ördögh Klara), born in 1921 in Szeged, Hungary, discusses the peaceful relations between Jews and non-Jews in her community during her childhood; the integration of Jews into society; her family’s grocery shop and its Jewish patrons; the dance school she attended, which was operated by a Jew; hiding a Jewish boy in their horse barn during deportations; the boy’s flight from Szeged to Paris; witnessing the roundup by local civilians of wealthy Jews and entire families; seeing families being forced to walk to the train station where they were loaded into wagons; an acquaintance’s description of the transport wagons; and her memories of seeing the ghetto in Szeged from the outside.

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Klára Battancs
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2011 November 15
2 videocassettes (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: 2021-03-26 06:54:01
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