Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Eva Boros - February 11, 1983

Siblings Sent to Budapest

This was Hungary proper now.

Yeah, in Budapest. Hungary, Budapest.


Now uh, since the border were closed and it was absolutely impossible to cross a border at any other way but with a passport, with a legal passport, being a Jew if you would have done it you would have just been taken straight to the concentration camp. So there was a pretty uh, not, it wasn't only my father, there were many people that did it. They just crossed the border illegally. There were uh, people that were willing to take them across for money. Slovak uh, peasants that lived on the border. And uh, so that's how it was done. There was a maid, a ??? maid from, that my mother kept in touch and uh, she organized this for us. So uh, my sister was taken first, then my brother was taken. They lived in Budapest with those relatives uh, since '42. We stayed in Czechoslovakia. Because of my father's job they gave us an, an extra addition, or what do you call it?




No, no, no. Ration were a long rations, but uh, that we did not--because since '42, not only young people were taken to concentration camps, but most of the whole community. In fact, most of the Jewish community, I cannot tell you the number, how many hundred thousand lived in Bratislava, but it was a huge community. And I think that uh, at least eighty percent of these was gone by '44. So in, uh, and, of course uh, in '42 we started uh, to hear uh, the first uh, it--how do you call them--uh, people started to bring uh, news about what is really going on.


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