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Oral history interview with Irén Tóth

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.42 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0042

Irén Tóth (Tóth Józsefné Horvath Irén), born in 1926 in Hungary, describes her good relationship with the prewar Jewish population of Gebe (modern day Nyírkáta); her father’s work as a miller at a mill owned by a Jewish man; her father's professional and friendly relationship with the local Jewish population, which caused suspicion by the local gendarmerie; the burning of her family home and the mill in the mid 1940s; antisemitic acts; being the target of violence as a result of her family's friendly relationship with the Jewish community; the deportation of the Jewish population from Gebe; the case of an escaped Jewish family living in a vineyard who were later caught and taken to the Nyíregyháza ghetto; an incident in which she entered the Mátészalka ghetto to recover a bicycle; the deportation of Jews at Mátészalka; and how no Jewish survivors returned to Gebe after the war.

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Irén Tóth
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2012 June 07
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 09:49:59
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