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Oral history interview with Margit Tirpák

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.28 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0028

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Margit Tirpák (Tirpák Jánosné Kerchner Margit), born in 1934, discusses her prewar Jewish neighbors in Olaszliszka, Hungary; positive relationships between Jews and non-Jews; memories of her mother nursing a Jewish baby whose mother lacked milk; her three Jewish classmates; her memories of Jews wearing Star of David badges; the order that any citizen with a horse cart must provide it to transport Jews to the train station; witnessing the deportation of Jews, including her friend Edit Jakubovich and her family; the participation of local policemen in the deportation; the emotional reaction of bystanders who cried and waved goodbye; her mother giving homemade bread to a Jewish family during the deportation; the looting of Jewish belongings following the deportation; keeping books which belonged to Jews and returning them to their owners after the war; individual Jews who returned after the war; her uncertainty as whether ownership of their homes was returned to them; the Friedlander sisters who told her mother how they found their hidden belongings in the attic wall after the war; and Erno Lefkovich who she recalls as the only Jew living in the village after the war.

Interviewee
Margit Tirpák
Interviewer
Borbála Kriza
Date
2012 January 19  (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 12:39:01
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