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Oral history interview with Eva Németh Habán

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.92 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0092

Eva Németh Habán, born in 1926 in Gyékényes, Hungary, describes her father working for a railway company; attending schools in Nagykanizsa and in Érsekújvár, Hungary (now Nové Zámky, Slovakia); a Jewish classmate and her family being taken to a ghetto and having to wear yellow stars; sneaking in and out of the ghetto to visit her classmate, and her classmate giving her a necklace; bombings beginning on October 6, 1944; after she got home from work at a military hospital; she was outside in her yard and heard sounds of aircraft and a bomb explode, and she ran down into her shelter and hid beneath a table, and homes next door were damaged; inviting a German soldier to their place and her mother giving him a big glass of milk; all Jewish people in Érsekújvár being taken to Auschwitz; going to the nearby village of Tótmegyer (now Palárikovo, Slovakia) after the October 6 bombing and staying until summer 1945; visiting a Hungarian family in October 1944 when a refugee turned up at their place with a backpack while on his way to Budapest and taking him home.

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Eva Németh Habán
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2015 September 12
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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