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Oral history interview with Mária Bellus Sulyokné

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.75 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0075

Mária Sulyokné (Sulyokné Bellus Mária), born in 1932 in Nyiregyháza, Hungary, describes the Jewish community of Nyiregyháza; her sister (Aranka), who worked a company (Fűszer és Gyarmatáru) with Jewish owners and was assigned the job of selling out the supply of the company after the owners were taken away; seeing Jews wearing the yellow star, including the grocer, Mr. Kohn; her Jewish friend, Márta Grósz, who she visited in the Jewish ghetto; the deportation of the Grósz family and never seeing them again; the looting of Jewish belongings after the deportations; the fear of the leventes (paramilitary youth organizations in Hungary), who would often beat people and were destructive; the Russians arriving; the murder of her sister and her brother-in-law by Russians; and going to work at the National Bank in Budapest in 1947.

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Mária Sulyokné
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2014 May 20
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-26 11:39:30
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