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Oral history interview with Elemér Pálinkás

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.40 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0040

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Elemér Pálinkás, born in 1917 in Hungary, describes the good relationship between Jews and non-Jews in prewar Balassagyarmat; his work as a barber and hairdresser; anti-Jewish sentiment that spread with the arrival of the German occupation; the relocation of the Jewish population from the main ghetto to Illéspuszta, across the river Ipoly, then to Nyírjespuszta near Balassagyarmat; his visit to the ghetto to serve as a hairdresser and barber; witnessing the murder of a young Jewish man in 1944; and the aftermath of the war.

Interviewee
Elemér Pálinkás
Interviewer
Borbála Kriza
Date
2012 June 06  (interview)
Language
Hungarian
Extent
1 videocassette (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 10:50:14
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