- Consists of a black and white photograph of Irma Bajza, the donor's mother, holding her young daughter Veronika. The inscription on verso: "Veronika Bajza/Mrs. Irma Bajza/I am with my/mother in 1945."
- Collection Creator
- Veronika Blau
Veronika Bajza was born April 1, 1941 in Budapest and was the only child of Dr. Jenö Bajza who held a doctorate in Economics, and Irma Basch Bajza, who owned a textile business. During the war, Jenö was in a labor camp. One day before the liberation, he was shot and killed when we went outside to get some food. Irma survived the war in hiding in basements and on false papers. Veronika was placed with Mr. and Mrs. Lajos Kenyeres. The families were good friends, and Jenö and Lajos worked together before the war. The Kenyereses hid and fed approximately 100 people during the war. After liberation, Veronika was temporarily placed with a family in Budapest, who temporarily changed her name to Veronika Tobias. She was eventually reunited with her mother.
Rights & Restrictions
- Conditions on Access
- There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
- Conditions on Use
- Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.
Keywords & Subjects
- Holder of Originals
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Veronika Blau in 2001.
- Record last modified:
- 2023-02-24 14:03:29
- This page:
Also in Veronika Blau collection
Contains materials documenting the experiences of Veronika Blau and her family during the Holocaust. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.
Contains information regarding notification of donor's stepfather that family was killed in the Holocaust; certificate verifying donor's mother's work status; and card notifying donor's mother when she can leave her house in the morning and evening. Photographs of donor's mother are attached to certificates.
Consists of an identification card, with an attached photograph, issued in Timisoara, Romania, on 27 March 1945, to Irma and Vera Bajza (Veronika Blau and her mother) by the Relief Committee in Timisoara for the International Red Cross. It attests to the fact that they were of "Jewish origin," were used as slave laborers by the Germans, and were liberated by the Red Army;.