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Oral history interview with Anna Polai Tóth

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.288.82 | RG Number: RG-50.670.0082

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Anna Tóth (née Polai), born in 1931 in Nagykanizsa, Hungary, describes living next to a synagogue in Nagykanizsa; spending a lot of time with Jewish families when she was a child; her confusion over Jews having to wear yellow stars; her friendship with the local library manager, Malvin Kircz, who was Jewish; the deportation of Jews from Nagykanizsa, which was led by Arrow Cross Party members; witnessing as Jews were gathered in the synagogue and systematically deported; hearing that some Jews survived in hiding; the Arrow Cross Party organizing the collection and distribution of the belongings of the deported Jews; and her memories of a local camp established for Jewish workers.

Interviewee
Anna Tóth
Interviewer
Ms. Borbála Kriza
Date
2014 September 24  (interview)
Language
Hungarian
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:57:13
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