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|Catalog No.||1678||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||A diary written by Szidus Devecseri in Hungary, in the Bergen - Belsen camp and en route to Mandate Palestine||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||02383 R"M||Similar Items|
|Donor||Ezer Agnes||Similar Items|
|File name||Devecseri Szidus - Diary, Hungary, Bergen Belsen & Palestine||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|From Date||19/03/1944||Similar Items|
|To Date||30/06/1946||Similar Items|
|Author||Devecseri Szidus||Similar Items|
|Date of event||19/03/1944||Similar Items|
|databank||Collections Section||Similar Items|
A diary (in Hungarian) written by Szidonia - Szidus Devecseri of Hungary. She began writing in the diary on March 19, 1944, the day the Germans invaded Hungary.
The diary includes descriptions of the Nazi anti - Jewish activity following the occupation, traveling with her husband, Emil, on the "Kasztner Train" to the Bergen - Belsen camp, the diseases and starvation in the camp, her leaving the camp for St. Gallen in Switzerland, the trip to Italy and her arrival in Palestine in September 1945.
Also in the collection: nine original artworks by the artist Pesach Irsai - Ir Shai, from his eyewitness experience in the Bergen - Belsen camp: Blocks 10 - 11 against a background of barbed wire fences; the camp's guard towers; the scarcity of food in the camp; and the interior of a barracks set up as an improvised synagogue. These colored drawings are part of the diary itself.
Note: The diary entries cease with her leaving Bergen - Belsen, and resume on February 27, 1945 in Switzerland. Close