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Oral history interview with Sándor Czike

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.48 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0048

Sándor Czike, born in 1929 in Szeged, Hungary, describes living in Székesfehérvár during World War II; his interactions with various members of the Jewish community in Szeged and Székesfehérvár; the intermarriage of his family with a Jewish family; antisemitic remarks from a teacher in his school; how measures were introduced against the Jewish population in 1937; his family’s attempt to hide a Jewish family’s collection of art books and albums to prevent their looting; the removal of young Jews from the town; the looting of Jewish homes by members of the Arrow Cross; actions taken by his family to help Jewish families who were being persecuted; propaganda spread by the Arrow Cross Party; Star of David badges worn by Jews; the actions of his father to protect Jews; the arrest of his father in 1944 for hiding Jews; traveling to the fortress at Komárom with his mother to secure the release of his father; staying in Budapest until January 1945; his involvement in saving Jewish children; and the aftermath of the war.

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Sándor Czike
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2012 September 10
4 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 10:02:06
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