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Oral history interview with Julianna Kassai

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

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    Oral history interview with Julianna Kassai


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Julianna Kassai
    Borbála Kriza
    interview:  2012 January 19
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kassai, Julianna, 1934-

    Administrative Notes

    This is a witness interview of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Witnesses: The Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative, a multi-year project to record the testimonies of non-Jewish witnesses to the Holocaust. The interview was directed and supervised by Nathan Beyrak.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by the Tziporah Wiesel Fund.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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