Prewar Jewish life in Budapest

Peter Veres plays in his playpen during summer 1939. He is pushed on a swing outdoors. Mother Kati holds Peter. Kati, Agi, Lenke, Bela, and another woman pose together. Kati and her father Bela Krausz walk towards the camera. Kati, Agi, and another woman, possibly a cousin or friend, pose by a large haystack. George […]

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St. Stephen’s Day in Budapest

A Catholic procession for St. Stephen’s Day travels through Pest, the urban district of Budapest that lay east of the Danube River. An arrangement of troops stand at attention as the procession passes through an open square. The celebration probably takes place on August 20 when a case containing the relics of St. Stephen?s right […]

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Prewar Jewish life in Budapest

Peter Veres climbs the stairs and plays at an outdoor pool. His mother Kati Krausz Veres, in the dark jacket, drips water on Peter?s head. Father George fetches Peter?s toy from the pool.;Armin Veres, George?s father, plays with Peter and his cousin Andrew Jakab (the son of George’s sister Agi, he was 5 months older […]

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Forced labor battalion of Hungarian Jews

George Veres and other Hungarian Jews march at a forced labor group stationed in the Jewish Boys’ Orphanage. Jews were forced by the Hungarian government into these battalions prior to the German invasion. George served several periods with the forced labor battalion, beginning in September 1940 and ending in December 1944 when he escaped from […]

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