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 place except… Continue reading Schachandorf

900 Km Across Hungary On Foot

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 overcrowding, forced… Continue reading 900 Km Across Hungary On Foot