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Hungarian Forced LaborCompany 108-58 #hungary #ukraine #holocaust

Alex Magocsi
 

I am currently translating a document, related to the referenced Hungarian Forced Labor Company, from German to English.
The document list the various places in the then "Kingdom of Hungary" 1941-1944, where the laborers were forced to work and is written in German but with Hungarian names for those places.  I would like to check that I have pinpointed the correct places.
Does anyone know if there is source of information regarding this specific Forced Labor Company?

Thank you

Alex Magocsi
Hamburg Germany / York Maine

Currently researching:  GROSZ, Nyirbator

Judy Petersen
 

Hi Alex,
     I don't know of any resources for Hungarian Labor Battalions, but if you are simply trying to determine the current name of the Hungarian towns, there are several things you can try.  1) the JewishGen Gazetteer and or Communities database.  It lists current and previous names of most towns.  2) Hungarian wikipedia.  Enter the Hungarian name in the search field and you will find the town according to that name and it will give you the current name as well. 3) If the town is in German and you need the Hungarian name, this web site might help:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_German_exonyms_for_places_in_Hungary
     Best,

         Judy Petersen
         Fort Collins, CO

beer_tom@...
 

Dear Alex,
If you do find any information about specific Forced Labour companies then a lot of people would be interested.
When I contacted the Hungarian Archives about information about Forced Labour companies I was informed that all records had been destroyed during the war.

Tom Beer
Melbourne, Australia.

Alex Magocsi
 

Reply to both Judy in Colorado and Tom in Melbourne:


Actually my goal was to find another source of data regarding the specific Forced Labor Company so that I could cross check where the said company worked. At the time of its existence, the company worked in the Kingdom of Hungary (refer to https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/Hungary_1941-44_Administrative_Map.png ), in what is now Ukraine. So I was bouncing between the referenced map and a modern google map of Ukraine and wanted to be as accurate as possible in naming the places. I’m all set with that aspect.


A year ago I did receive some good documentation from Arolsen Archives regarding a survivor of the referenced Labor Company. And based on this data I worked with the survivor’s son and he dug up more information in his late Father’s papers. I suspect that is all we will find unless there are other descendants of survivors who also have documents.

So it was primarily the fact that I knew a name that opened the door to the documents.


It is my understanding that the Hungarian officials destroyed the records of the various Labor Companies.  


Alex Magocsi

York Maine / Hamburg Germany

 

Bob Friedman
 

Among other possible resources, both USHMM and Yad Vashem have survivor testimonies and other documents on this subject.  To start, I recommend searching their collections online using just the battalion number.
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Bob Friedman
Brooklyn, NY

gaborkemeny@...
 

I can help you to find the cities if you have the old name. If you find any data about family name: Kemeny first name: Jozsef, I would appreciate if you share it with me.
Thanks a lot.
Gábor