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Oral history interview with Ferenc Géró

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.87 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0087

Ferenc Géró, born on November 17, 1925 in Kecskemét, Hungary, describes moving to the village of Tiszavárkony, Hungary at the age of 12; working as a peasant and servant to rich farmers; at the age of 14, working at a sugar factory owned by Jewish people in Szolnok, Hungary; antisemitism beginning with people singing Nazi songs, including members of the fascist Iron Guard political organization, when Transylvania was assigned from Romania to Hungary; moving to Budapest, Hungary in 1942; American air raids starting in spring 1944 and being trained to put out fires; Jews having to wear a yellow star and being put in homes that had stars; walking by a building on Wesselényi Street in Budapest that was designated for Jews and seeing a grenade thrown out of one of the windows at a German guard, and the building being empty the next day; and leaving the fire brigade unit because they had become fascists.

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Ferenc Géró
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2015 September 10
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-05-04 08:58:04
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