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Oral history interview with Julianna György Balázs

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.80 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0080

Julianna Balázs (Balázs Istvanne György Julianna), born in 1927, describes growing up in Budapest, Hungary; living in the Újpest neighborhood, where there were many Jewish families; working in her parents’ restaurant; the deportation of some of her neighbors; her husband’s work with a Jewish carpenter, Mr. Kohn; living with her husband in the house of a Jewish man named Krausz, who later changed his name to Kertész; hiding Kertész in the maid’s room at times during 1944; her interactions with the Arrow Cross Party; hiding a Jewish woman named Ilonka, who as the wife of an actor; always trying to get enough food for Kertész and Ilonka; seeing the death of a small child during a bombing; watching as a friend, Laci Neiger, was being escorted by two Arrow Cross men; the gathering of the Jews in Újpest on Hun street and seeing as the columns of Jews walked along Árpád street; Ilonka giving birth to a baby in 1945; and providing Ilonka with breast milk after Ilonka had difficulty producing her own milk.

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Julianna Balázs
Borbála Kriza
interview:  2014 September 23
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 12:01:44
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