Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Nathan Roth - February 4, 1983

Hungarian Annexation

All right, what's the first changes you remember taking place because of the war, in uh, in your town?

Oh, the first changes, was when the Czechs abandoned and the Hungarians came in.

When was that?

That was in '38 or '39...

'38--end of '38.

...'38 and uh, one of my brothers, this one had a store. Like a, like a small grocery, deli, that kind of a thing. And uh, and he had to get the store under a Christian's name. He had to hire a front for the store because the license was revoked. Jews could not have a store. I remember that. And I remember even the woman from across the street who, whose name went up on the store, I remember how she looked, I forgot her name. Sh...she--her name was on the store. She had to be there. She had to be--in fact she became a partner of the store without having to invest any.

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