Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Anna Greenberger - August 24, 1982

Fiancé in the Army

He went in the army and he was in the Hungarian--I don't remember if, if he was in Czech army, but he went in, in Hungarian army regular. He wore uniform 'til they took away from the Jews the uniform. And uh, he came home every week, every week--every two weeks, whenever he could 'til we were home. And then in 1942, he was taken also to Russia.

To a labor camp.

Labor camp, yeah. I went once to visit him. Košice, Košice. That was a big city and he was there stationed. There were most, most Jews in the camps. Košice and other big cities, Munkacs and those cities. So he was there and I went. Before he left to Russia...

Could you...

...I went to visit him.

...could you spell that city where he was?

He was in Košice, yeah. K-o-s-i-c-e, Košice.

And that was in Russia.

That was also a Czechoslovakia...


...occupied with the Hungarian. He was by--under the Hungarian uh, occupation.

And that was a big labor camp.

It was a mostly like the uh, accumulated there, the Jews. They were there in one--it was a--there was a coffee factory and uh, probably there was uh, a camps where the u...regular army, for the Czech army--Czechoslovakian army. I don't know how you call places where they have the armies, army barracks.


So there was a, a very bad officer, very bad. His name was ???. He was like a SS. He was, but uh, Alex was a cook--main cook, so uh, uh, for him it wasn't--at least he had a lot to eat. So from there they went uh, 1942 almost all the men went already in Russia labor camp. They were working on the Hungarian uh, army, but they were working for the Germans. So I never heard. I think one letter I got from him, or two...

After that...

...uh, when we were still home. Then I didn't hear from him.

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