Cover Osteuropa 1/2012

In Osteuropa 1/2012

From Words to Deed
The Fate of My Town in the Second World War

György Konrád

Deutsche Fassung


On 15 May 1944, my parents were picked up by Gestapo officers and Hungarian rural policemen. My sister, two cousins, and I were able to make our way to Budapest. A day later, the Jews of Berettyóújfalu were rounded up, transported to the ghetto of Oradea (Grosswardein), and later deported to Auschwitz. In the summer of 1944, the crematoria there burned almost only Hungarian Jews. And in Berettyóújfalu, the neighbours stole the goods left behind.

(Osteuropa 1/2012, pp. 3–16)