Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Clara Dan - July 1, 1982


Um, let's go back to when you said you were taken to the brick factory...


so we can do this chrono...chronologically. How long were you there in that place?

In the brick factory?


I think we were there a few weeks. I couldn't tell you. I don't remember exactly how many weeks.

But you didn't--they didn't have you doing anything, were you doing...

Oh no, oh no. The men were interrogated and the families stayed together.

You were with your aunts and uncles?

Yes, yes, and my sister. The men were interrogated and beaten.

By the Hungarians.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Because uh, they didn't believe 'em. They wanted money and jewelry and whatever they could get at, because by that time we didn't have anything. We left, we left the house. Nothing absolutely. And uh, we had a store in front of the house, okay? And we had a man who managed the store, a couple. And they used to bring us food.

To the brick factory?

To the brick factory. And uh, they told us not to worry because they are going to watch for the house. And uh, whenever they came they would come and bring us food. But uh, they don't like to see Gentile getting mixed up or helping Jews.

The government doesn't.

The gov...yes. So that was the end of it.

So they didn't come back again?

Uh, we were taken away just as suddenly...

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