Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Eva Cigler - March 17, 1982

Abuse by Hungarians

You were talking about how they were beating. The Hungarians came in. Mostly it was the Hungarians then that came in to abuse the people...


and not the SS.

No, not the SS. Because uh, too many SS didn't show around in the ghetto.

They didn't.

No. They give it the Hungarian, they should be there, good ones who beat us up.

In other words, they had to prove their loyalty to the SS and they did that by beating you up.

Right, this was a--I think it's a special uh, group or something.

Were there any Jews that were head of the, a group in the ghetto?

Yes, they had a...

Was that...

every uh, I think every barrack had a Bund or a--no, more than one people. Maybe about three or four people who uh, say do this or don't do that or you go for advice.

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