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Oral history interview with Erzsébet Filyó

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.17 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0017

Erzsebet Filyó (Filyó Györgyné Wirsching Erzsebet), born in 1926, discusses the peaceful relationship between Jews and non-Jews in her community before the war; her father’s role as translator between Germans and Hungarians; a Jewish shop owner who gave her candy; a Jewish acquaintance who foresaw difficult times and left the country before deportations; the harassment of Jewish families; seeing Jews wearing Star of David badges; hearing about a Jewish couple who poisoned themselves when deportations began; hearing about Russian soldiers raping women; hearing about a family member who gave information to Russian soldiers, leading them to find women and food; a Russian soldier who threatened to take her; hearing about an 18 year old man shot by a Russian soldier because he was mistaken for a partisan; and hearing that approximately 20 women in her community were raped by Russian soldiers.

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Erzsébet Filyó
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2011 November 16
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: 2021-03-26 06:56:21
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