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Oral history interview with Sándor Bacsúr

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

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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.

Interviewee
Sándor Bacsúr
Interviewer
Ms. Borbála Kriza
Date
2012 June 05  (interview)
Language
Hungarian
Extent
2 videocassettes (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: 2018-01-22 10:49:42
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