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 (09-006.02-F) -  Shelf Number: MDV 109

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Date: December 17, 2006

Participants: Kiray, Miky; Galambos, Zoltan. Interviewed by Dov-Ber Kerler, Jeffrey Veidlinger.

Location recorded: Nyíregyháza; Vaja, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County, Hungary

Language: Yiddish, Hungarian

Culture Group: Jews, Yiddish-speakers, Hungarians

 Recording Content:   

The first part of the recording includes town and synagogue footage of Nyíregyháza.

The second brief part of the recording is a formal interview with Zoltan (Zolti) Galambos, recorded in Vaja (Yiddish: Voye). He was born in Vaja. (Part 1 of 3. See Accession # 09-006.03-F MDV 119 and Accession # 09-009.01-F MDV 311)

00:00:00 The camera collects footage while the team drives from Debrecen to Nyíregyháza.
00:13:44 The team enters the Nyíregyháza synagogue and Miki Kiralyi gives a tour and provides historical background of the orthodox synagogue in Hebrew. He also addresses Jewish life in town after World War II, as well as contemporary Jewish life.
00:24:59 The camera collects synagogue footage inside and outside.
00:27:32 Kiralyi speaks about contemporary Jewish life.
00:29:13 The camera collects footage of the community center, particularly the library. The camera then collects more outside footage of the synagogue.
00:51:58 The team travels from Nyíregyháza to Vaja.
00:54:33 The team meets Galambos outside his house and they set up the interview with him.
00:56:19 Galambos shows family photographs, including a photograph when his family was driven into a ghetto. Galambos was liberated from the Majdanek concentration camp. The camera then records camp photographs.
00:58:22 End of recording.