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A Mother’s Shoah, The Hungarians

The Hungarians

So it came that we had to vacate the ghetto and move into a huge empty ditch by the brick yards, under God’s wide open skies. After collecting our belongings into a bag, which became smaller and smaller each time we were taken to our next destination, we were led to the brick yards by the police. We knew that we’d be there only for a few days. That’s because our Hungarian “compatriots” were vile enough to hand over the children and elderly to the Gestapo, even though the Germans only asked for the young and mature population from the ghetto.

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Mother with children in Lubny , Poland 1940.

In a lot of ways the Hungarians behaved much more despicably than the Germans. They happily got rid of the children and old people too, proclaiming that they would deny food from them anyway…