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Oral history interview with Aladár Naszály

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.39 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0039

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Aladár Naszály, born in 1922 in Balassagyarmat, Hungary, describes the large prewar Jewish community in Balassagyarmat and his friendly relations with them; his work in a brush and broom factory under Jewish employers; the requirement that Jews wear yellow Star of David badges; joining the military in 1942; anti-Jewish songs sung by fellow soldiers; the Balassagyarmat ghetto; the relocation of the ghetto’s Jews to Nyírjespuszta to be later deported to concentration camps; the looting of possessions that belonged to Jews; witnessing in 1944 German and Austrian soldiers marching a group of Jews and killing those who could not march; his time in the military; and the aftermath of the war.

Interviewee
Aladár Naszály
Interviewer
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 10:50:05
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