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Oral history interview with Irén Polyák

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.41 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0041

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Irén Polyák (Polyák Györgyné Orosz Irén), born in 1936 in Hungary, describes the prewar Jewish community of her town Balsa and the positive relations between the Jewish and non-Jewish population; difficulties for the Jewish population after the start of the war; the closing of shops and order to wear Star of David badges; the deportation of groups of Jews in 1944; the relocation of the Jews of Balsa to Gávavencsellő; the return of some Jews after the war; the looting of the homes of Jewish families after deportations; and hiding from the advancing Soviet Army in the village of Buj.

Interviewee
Irén Polyák
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: 2018-08-10 12:46:17
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