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Oral history interview with Frigyes Rotharidesz

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.91 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0091

Frigyes Rotharidesz, born in 1934 in Budapest, Hungary, describes living in Budapest’s District VII on the corner of István road and Nefelejcs street, in a house next to a synagogue; living in a neighborhood of lower middle-class people, both Jewish and Christian; three or four Jewish families living in his building; going to elementary school on Hernád street in District VII; discrimination starting strongly in 1944 and Jewish people having to move to star houses; Arrow Cross Party soldiers taking away Jews and putting them in a crammed apartment, then Christians moving into the Jewish people’s homes; never again seeing his best friend, who was Jewish; and seeing dead bodies lying all around a synagogue on Dohány Street.

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Frigyes Rotharidesz
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2015 September 11
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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