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Oral history interview with Sándor Bacsúr

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.37 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0037

Sándor Bacsúr, born in 1935 in Balassagyarmat, Hungary, describes the presence of Jewish families in his community; actions taken against the local Jewish population, including the order to wear the Star of David badge and the destruction of a synagogue; moving to a new house in 1944 as a result of the establishment of a Jewish ghetto in his neighborhood; hearing adults in his family express concern about the fate of the community’s Jews; an incident in which a wealthy Jewish woman was tortured into revealing where she hid her valuables; the relocation of the community’s Jews to the ghetto in Balassagyarmat; the relocation of Jews from the surrounding villages to the Óváros Square ghetto; the deportation of Jews from the ghettos; guards who were stationed around the ghettos; non-Jews who moved into the homes and stores of Jews; and artwork he created depicting the destruction of the synagogue and his sadness at what happened to Hungarian Jews.

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Sándor Bacsúr
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2012 June 05
2 videocassettes (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: 2021-03-25 09:25:32
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