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Oral history interview with Julianna Kassai

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.29 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0029

Julianna Kassai (Kassai Bertalanne Bihari Julianna), born in 1934, discusses her childhood in a Protestant family in Olaszliszka, Hungary; her Jewish classmates; her uncle’s Jewish friends and patrons of their milk business; witnessing a procession of Jews from Bodrogkeresztur being take away in horse carts; the participation of gendarmes on horseback during the deportation; the deportation of one Jewish family that had converted to Christianity; the disappearance of her Jewish classmates; her mother’s offer of walnuts to Jewish laborers in a large group traveling from Satoraljaujhely to Szerencs; Jehovah’s Witnesses among the forced labor group; her neighbor who took food to a Jewish family in the ghetto in Satoraljaujhely and reported on the terrible living conditions there; the return of the Friedman sister after the war; and the sisters' refusal to discuss what had happened to them during the war.

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Julianna Kassai
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2012 January 19
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 07:15:00
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