The Partcipants ( Selection)

Yisrael Abelesz

I was born in western Hungary in 1930, the second youngest child of six. My family was Orthodox – we observed Shabbat and Kashrut, and I attended Hebrew school. My...

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Rachel Oschitzki

We were seven siblings, and I was the youngest. Our parents, Sarah and Hirsch Perl, had something like a guest house in Krasna (today, Ukraine) for Jews who were passing...

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Lilian Levy

My first childhood memory is of a train journey. It was in the winter of 1943-1944, and I was four years old.  My parents and I were being sent from...

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Eva Szepesi

When I was born, my father ran a men’s fashion store in Budapest. We lived in Pesterzsébet, a suburb of Budapest, where my younger brother, Tamás, was also born in...

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Eva Pusztai-Fahidi

My ancestors lived all over the Austria-Hungary Monarchy. Most of them were merchants and craftsmen. Two of my paternal uncles were doctors and professors, one was a banker. My maternal...

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Dr. Peter Brent

I was born in 1935 in Vienna and lived in a village called Traisen in Lower Austria. I have no personal memory of my early years in Austria, although I...

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Emil Farkas

When I was born in the town of Zilina in present-day Slovakia, about 2,500 Jews lived there. My mother, Matilda (*1896), was a nurse, and my father, Karol (*1894), a...

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Hedy Gavurin

I was born in 1938 in Stuttgart, the first child of my parents. My mother, Maria, came from Kolomyja, Austria-Hungary (today Ukraine). My father came from Vijnita in Rumania (today...

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