The Holocaust
in Hungary

The Holocaust

“It was 19 March [1944]. I opened a window that overlooked the Danube and I don’t know how I knew, but I suddenly felt that the Germans were marching into Budapest.  And there they were marching along the lower embankment. I knew our troubles were beginning.” – Györgyike Haskó

The destruction of
Hungarian Jewry

A short history

From Hungary’s Golden Age to
the Holocaust

Five Hungarian Jews
and the deportations

Excerpts from Centropa’s interviews

Personal stories and eyewitness accounts
from 1944

The wedding of Erzi and Alfred Spatz, 1935

A family wedding: then the Holocaust

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the fate of the 23 people in this picture
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Two films
on Jews from Hungary

From Centropa’s film library

A short introduction to Hungarian Jewry, in
Hungarian with English subtitles

The Mayor Who worked in Hell:

a Centropa film

Miksa Domonkos was a hero of the
First World War, acted as de facto
Mayor of the Budapest Ghetto in the
Second World War and was arrested by
the Communists afterwards.