Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Helen Lang - February 23, 1982


The following is an interview with Mrs. Helen Lang conducted on February 23, 1982 in the afternoon at her home in Southfield, Michigan. The interviewer is Professor Sidney Bolkosky.

Um, could you tell me your name?

Helen Lang.

And where you're from.

I am from Munkacs.

And uh, where, what places were you during the war?

During the war, I was in Budapest and I came home for Eas...for Easter because uh, I wanted to celebrate Easter with my family. And the Germans were there. It was in 1944 and right after Easter, they took us away. They took us in a ghetto. And, but my father was--would you turn it off? I want to tell you something.

[interruption in interview]

Uh, from, from Budapest in the ghetto, uh...


...where were you then?

I was, I was in Budapest and I came home for the holiday--Easter holi...holiday. And the Germans were there already, but they left us celebrate that Easter holiday. But right after they start to bring in people from the villages--the Jewish people. They made a ghetto. And we lived in the ghetto. That part. But because of my father, he--should he rest in peace, wherever he is--because he was--he had some kind of trophies or something, so they gave us permission to move out from the ghetto and we lived like Gentiles.

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