Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Vera Schey - June 10, 1994


An interview with Vera Schey, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Dr. Sidney Bolkosky, Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Vera Schey was born in Budapest, Hungary. An only child whose father died before the war, Vera and her mother survived the German annexation of Hungary in 1944 by obtaining false identifications and papers. During the last months of the war, the two hid in several different locations in and around Budapest, separating and reuniting on several occasions. Vera left Hungary for the United States in 1946.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Pre-War Life
  3. Religious Life
  4. Relations with Non-Jews
  5. Hungarian Anti-Semitism
  6. Family
  7. Labor Battalions
  8. Life after Outbreak of War
  9. Knowledge of Holocaust
  10. Registration
  11. Yellow Star
  12. Arrival of Germans
  13. Hiding
  14. Separated from Mother
  15. Help from Neighbors
  16. Winter
  17. Apartment in Budapest
  18. Living in Apartment
  19. Conditions in Hiding
  20. Neighbors
  21. Hiding with Little Girl
  22. Schutzpass
  23. Deportations
  24. Feelings
  25. Feelings About Being Jewish
  26. Last Days of the War
  27. The Russians
  28. Searching for Family
  29. Meeting Husband
  30. Maintaining Contact with Neighbors
  31. Remembering Experiences
  32. Impressions of Wehrmacht
  33. Talking About Experiences
  34. Reminders

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