Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Paul Molnar - July 24, 2002

Father Sent Away

Do you think that uh, your father uh, uh, might have bribed some guards or paid some extra for some of the food?

No, my father wasn't even there anymore.

So this was after he was taken to the labor camp.

Yeah, he's already gone.

Did you hear from him when he was in the labor camp?

Uh, yes we knew where he was, he was in Hungary.

Did he send a postcard?

Oh yeah, we heard, we knew, we knew where he was and he said they were managing, you know. They had a shovel and they made him do uh, and yet, they had to wear a yellow armband and he said they made him do-they made him dig ditches and the next day they had 'em cover the ditches. I mean, they didn't do anything but. And the, the Hungarian guards weren't that bad, you know, I mean they just, they, the people were guarding them were mostly old men who couldn't, couldn't be on the front, they were too old for that. And they hated being there as much as they did, so. You know, they just, they just went along with it, uh.

Did you ever see Eichmann?

No, I never saw Eichmann. I didn't even know there was such person. I mean, I had, I was not aware of anything like that and, uh. And as I said it was mostly, my, my, for me the worst part was that I couldn't go out and play anymore. It was kind of boredom. I liked to listen to the radio-we didn't have a radio anymore. Uh, I couldn't go to the library, I couldn't get any books. Uh, it was really being closed, plus the fear because we didn't know, it was a tremendous fear because uh, we did not know what's going to happen to us. We had no idea, uh.

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