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Oral history interview with Veronika Treszkó

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.20 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0020

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Veronika Treszkó (Treszkó Gyorgyne Mohácsik Veronika), born in 1926, discusses the peaceful relationships between Jews and non-Jews in Oros (part of Nyíregyháza, Hungary) prior to the war; her father selling milk to the Jewish families; attending school with Jewish girls and having no recollection of discrimination there; lighting candles for religiously observant Jewish families on Shabbat; Jewish family businesses; buying items from Jewish tradesmen in Nyiregyhaza; the lack of Arrow Cross presence in Oros and no memories of local gendarmes harassing Jews; rumors that a son in a nearby family was an Arrow Cross member; seeing Jews wearing the Star of David badge in Nyíregyháza; hearing boys singing antisemitic songs for which her mother scolded them; policemen and gendarmes ordering Jews to pack belongings and gather together; seeing older women crying at the group of Jews were gathered into a school courtyard; the deportation of the town’s Jews without protests or violence from the gendarmes; witnessing family acquaintances being taken away; witnessing the looting of Jewish belongings; the postwar return of one of the deported family’s sons, who reopened the family store and eventually immigrated to the United States; and the return of the sons from another deported Jewish family.

Interviewee
Veronika Treszkó
Interviewer
Borbála Kriza
Date
2011 November 17  (interview)
Language
Hungarian
Extent
1 videocassette (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: 2018-08-10 11:40:31
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