Seeking people, former internee in Forced labor unit 701/301, Budapest 1942-1944

Susanna Vendel

In his memories (35 pgs) from the second world war in Budapest, my father describes the period of his detention in the ”Forced labor unit 701/301 in Budapest (1942-1944). The labor unit called ” lég század” in Hungarian was located in a school building on Hungaria krt 172, wall to wall to a monastery of nuns.


I was recently in Budapest and located the monastery: ”The Franciscan Missionary sisters of Mary” (”A Ferences Mária Misszionárius Növérek”) on Hermina út 23.


I visited the monastery (Hermina kápolna) and was well received. During my visit I learned that, during the ww2 they not only hided (in the basement) and rescued my father but other people too that had escaped from the forced labor unit as well as many other Jewish people..


I wonder if there are other known histories related to this Catholic monastery? Have you heard or do you know of other people helped by this monastery?


Susanna Vendel



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