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Oral history interview with Marianna Bagossy Mikes

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.33 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0033

Marianna Bagossy Mikes (Mikes Istvanne Bagossy Marianna), born in 1935 in Homrogd, Hungary, discusses her parents' friendships with local Jewish families; witnessing a group of Jews, including her friend Mariann, assembled for deportation in a courtyard guarded by gendarmes; being unaware of religious differences in her community until her father explained the reason for the deportation; hiding two distant Jewish relatives in her home during the deportation; orders for her father to assist with loading Jews into wagons in the nearby town of Halmaj; her father’s attempt to assist an elderly Jewish man by placing him in a less crowded cart; her family’s move to Budapest, Hungary in 1944; her father’s imprisonment in Szikszo for 5 to 6 months after he was accused of taking items form the homes of departed Jews; her father’s release from the detainment camp after others testified on his behalf; and joining her father who moved to Miskolc, Hungary for factory work.

Marianna Bagossy
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2012 June 03
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: 2021-02-19 10:30:47
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