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Oral history interview with Erzsébet Kovács Banykó

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.98 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0098

Erzsébet Kovács Banykó, born in 1925 in city of Nyíregyháza, Hungary, describes Jewish people having to wear a yellow star; Jewish people working as shoemakers, tailors, and painting shop owners; her mother not letting her light fireplaces for Jewish people on Shabbat because her mother was scared of her daughter being among Jews; a woman’s two daughters being taken away; a neighbor who was a vinegar seller being taken away; people associated with the fascist Arrow Cross Party being in Nyíregyháza; going to a factory for work and seeing train wagons with people inside shouting they were suffocating; visiting a Jewish woman in a ghetto, who asked for water, so she asked a policeman for water and the policeman filled a bucket with water, but then another policeman kicked over the bucket; people leaving for Israel; and hiding from Russian soldiers.

Erzsébet Kovács Banykó
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2015 September 14
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-08-03 11:34:52
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