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Finding aid for the Anonymous Hungarian Jew diary 6071
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  • Title: Anonymous Hungarian Jew diary
    Collection number: 6071
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Container: 1
    Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1944-1945
    Abstract: Diary written by an unidentified Hungarian Jew. 66 entries from March 19, 1944 to January 17, 1945, describe the diarist's experiences while working for the Jewish Council in Budapest, as a prisoner of the Nyilas, working as a trench digger in the Labor Service, and his attempts to escape with a Swiss passport. Also included are photographs of the diarist's wife, Ilona, and son, Robi, who disappeared on December 17, 1944. The last entry in the diary is about Robi. Some significant historical events of the Hungarian Holocaust are mentioned, such as the decree mandating that Jews wear the Yellow Star, the organized looting, the total confinement of the Jewish population, and the deportations. Also included are 4 loose pages written as a statement for reparations for valuables that were stolen after October 23, 1944. Text is in Hungarian.

    Acquisition

    Purchased from Eric Chaim Kline, April 21, 2014.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Anonymous Hungarian Jew diary, Collection no. 6071, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Scope and Content

    Diary written by an unidentified Hungarian Jew. 66 entries from March 19, 1944 to January 17, 1945, describe the diarist's experiences while working for the Jewish Council in Budapest, as a prisoner of the Nyilas, working as a trench digger in the Labor Service, and his attempts to escape with a Swiss passport. Also included are photographs of the diarist's wife, Ilona, and son, Robi, who disappeared on December 17, 1944. The last entry in the diary is about Robi. Some significant historical events of the Hungarian Holocaust are mentioned, such as the decree mandating that Jews wear the Yellow Star, the organized looting, the total confinement of the Jewish population, and the deportations. Also included are 4 loose pages written as a statement for reparations for valuables that were stolen after October 23, 1944. Text is in Hungarian.

    Related Archival Materials

    See also Hungarian Anti-Semitic legal documents, Collection no. 6070.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Budapest (Hungary)--History--20th century--Archival resources
    Jews, Hungarian--20th century--Archival resources
    Jews--Persecutions--Hungary--20th century--Archival resources
    Journals (accounts)
    World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives