Budapest January 15 1945 #hungary


Giselle Bodziony
 

Dear Genners,

Is anyone of you contemporary witness and survivor of the massacres executed
by the Hungarian nyilas troops in Budapest by the time of January 15 1945,
or could someone tell me where I can do some research on what happened on
that day?

I would like to write the same text in Hungarian too, because some Hungarian
readers in this mailinglist might have limited knowledge of English:

Van Önök között olyan tanuja es tulelöje a Budapesten 1945 januar 15.-en a
nyilasok altal törtent öldöklesnek? Vagy megmondhatna valaki hol kutathatnek
az ezen a napon törtentek utan?

Thank you very much,

Giselle Bodziony

Moderator: Please tell us where you are located. It will help to identify resources that could help with your research.


Patricia J Weisshaus <patjw28@...>
 

I was in Budapest during the period referred to in the h-sig note. I lived=
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in a Swedish-protected building, close enough to the Danube River to see=20
the bloody ice-floes on the river and even the nyilas (Hungarian Nazi)=20
thugs driving groups of people down to the river bank. I cannot identify=
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any individuals since I was careful not to be found too close to any of=20
these activities. I did go into the city center during late December=20
1944, looking for members of my family who lived on Terez Korut and during=
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this escapade I was almost arrested by a gendarme. While the gendarme and=
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I were talking in the middle of Terez Korut I glanced at the open gate of a=
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house behind which there were many people milling around. They looked like=
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people who have been arrested, under guard. The gendarme let me go and I=20
got away. Moments later I found out that the family members I was looking=
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for had been taken away in a truck several nights before, and I never found=
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them again. I got back to my building and soon after this, probably in=20
the first week of January 1945, I escaped towards the Russian line, a few=20
blocks away, and survived to tell this story. The Pest side of the city=20
was cleared of Germans by Jan. 8, l945. The fighting in Buda went on for=20
weeks. As far as I know, January 15 has no special significance, at least=
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not to me.

At 02:00 PM 7/18/2004, bodziony@... wrote:
Dear Genners,

Is anyone of you contemporary witness and survivor of the massacres=
executed
by the Hungarian nyilas troops in Budapest by the time of January 15 1945,
or could someone tell me where I can do some research on what happened on
that day?

I would like to write the same text in Hungarian too, because some=
Hungarian
readers in this mailinglist might have limited knowledge of English:

Van =D6n=F6k k=F6z=F6tt olyan tanuja es tulel=F6je a Budapesten 1945 januar=
15.-en a
nyilasok altal t=F6rtent =F6ld=F6klesnek? Vagy megmondhatna valaki hol=
kutathatnek
az ezen a napon t=F6rtentek utan?

Thank you very much,

Giselle Bodziony

Moderator: Please tell us where you are located. It will help to=20
identify resources that could help with your research.