Couple Wearing the Yellow Star on a Street Cleared of Rubble - Yevgeny Khaldei - Yellow-Star Houses of Budapest, 1944-2014
Photograph by Red Army photographer Yevgeny Khaldei (1914-1997) of a couple wearing the yellow star on Ráday Street in Budapest's ninth district.
Title: Couple Wearing the Yellow Star on a Street Cleared of Rubble
Description: Photograph by Red Army photographer Yevgeny Khaldei (1914-1997) of a couple wearing the yellow star on Ráday Street in Budapest's ninth district.
Story: G. Szebenyi, April 13, 2014, on the yellow-star house where he lived at Budai Nagy Antal Street 3 in Budapest's 13th district.
"This was a Spanish protected house, where five members of our family lived on a double bed, in a one-bedroom apartment with a hall. Together with us in the bedroom lived two couples, plus there were two couples living in the hall, and a single man. A young couple lived in the bathtub. Every hour of the 160 days we spent there were filled with fear. The residents of the Swedish protected house opposite were taken away, and we never saw any of them ever again. A Christian friend of ours sometimes smuggled in some food for us, after bribing the Arrow Cross guard. Hunger already seemed to us to be the natural state of affairs. Pasta cooked in salted water was heavenly food. We were lucky."