Chapter 5 The boys crossed the border into Austria and walked some 15 km to Schachendorf. Today, Schachendorf is a bucolic agricultural town with acres of wheat fields that obscure an ugly truth: This is the place where approximately 1500 to 2000 Jews were buried in a mass grave. In 1944, Schachendorf was a desolate…… Continue reading Schachandorf

900 Km Across Hungary On Foot

Chapter 4 Békéscsaba, Hungary The Hungarian Gendarmerie (a military force charged with police duties among civilian populations) woke up the Jews in Békéscsaba in the middle of the night and moved them to a ghetto, enclosed districts that isolated Jews by separating Jewish communities from the non-Jewish population. Life in the ghettos was marked by…… Continue reading 900 Km Across Hungary On Foot