szerda, január 19, 2005

Egy védett ház

Pozsonyi út - Balzac utca sarok. Régen és most.

A fotókon látható épület is "védett ház" volt 1944-ben, ahol Wallenberg menleveleinek köszönhetően több száz zsidó menekült meg a nyilas halálosztagok elől.

ps.: ebben a házban élek 1999 óta, de ezt az információt az épület történetéről csak 2003-ban tudtam meg, az Élet Menete alkalmából. Összesen 72 ilyen ház létezett, a XIII. kerületi Szent István Park és Pozsonyi út környékén. Ezek többsége alig van dokumentálva és emléktáblák sincsenek ezeken a házakon.

(English translation here)


16 Comments:

At 1/19/2005 08:08:00 de., Blogger shadai said...

English translation of the post:The building seen on these photos was also a "Safe House" during 1944 where hundreds of Jews survived the Hungarian Nazis (Nyilasok) with Wallenberg's protective letters.

ps: I live in this building since 1999 but only found about this in 2003 at the local "Walk of Life". 72 such houses existed around the blocks of Szent István Park and Pozsonyi út (XIII. Újlipótváros district). Most of them are scarcely documented and there are no memorial plaques either.

 
At 1/19/2005 09:19:00 de., Anonymous Névtelen said...

The similarity in the photos is incredible.

It's not suprising to me that there are no markers or other indicators of what happened at these houses. Ultimately, wars are forgotten and the dead are put behind as the living move forward with the lives. There may be an undercurrent within the society that "remembers" what happened, but life is for the living.

 
At 1/19/2005 09:20:00 de., Anonymous Névtelen said...

Oops, forgot to sign that:

TM (Jewlicious)

 
At 1/19/2005 09:30:00 de., Blogger shadai said...

Well, I agree TM, but it's also big part cognitive dissonance here in Hungary.

 
At 1/19/2005 10:08:00 de., Blogger shadowrider said...

i've checked the list, and i live in a long-ago 'safe house' too. it's great.

 
At 1/19/2005 08:06:00 du., Anonymous Névtelen said...

Isn't all of Jewish Eastern Europe living in cognitive dissonance?

 
At 1/19/2005 08:07:00 du., Anonymous Névtelen said...

Sigh

I forgot to sign again.

TM

 
At 1/19/2005 08:11:00 du., Blogger shadai said...

Ezt a megjegyzést eltávolította a blog adminisztrátora.

 
At 1/19/2005 08:16:00 du., Blogger shadai said...

Well, I know I do.. Maybe I should move to Canada? ;]

 
At 1/19/2005 08:18:00 du., Blogger shadai said...

You probably all know the israeli joke about Canada:

When G-d asked Moses, "So where do you want your promised land?", Moses meant to answer: "Canada." But as everyone knows, the liberator of the people of Israel had a speech impediment, so when he stammered: "Can... Cana... Cana...," God impatiently answered: "Canaan? Okay, that's where you're going!"

 
At 1/20/2005 12:12:00 de., Anonymous Névtelen said...

I no longer live in Canada, but I used to live there. It's a decent country in many respects and I'm glad I had a chance to live there. It is pretty cold in the winters, however. Are you able to apply for residence in Canada?

TM

 
At 1/20/2005 12:53:00 du., Blogger shadai said...

Yes, Canada is quite open to EU states, especially to people with a professional background (eg. doctors, researchers etc). However, that's not something I'm even considering. (Too cold, too far.) I would like to visit sometime though. I'm especially interested in Vancouver, I've heard it's a pretty nice city.

So where do you live now T_M?

 
At 1/20/2005 05:31:00 du., Blogger shadowrider said...

hmm, and the fantastic ridelines in british columbia's forests! that's canada too :)

 
At 1/21/2005 01:48:00 de., Anonymous Névtelen said...

What's your email?

 
At 1/21/2005 03:28:00 de., Blogger TM (Jewlicious) said...

Okay, that was me. I've registered. So what's your email, Shadai?

 
At 1/21/2005 07:53:00 de., Blogger shadai said...

Good morning y'all.

My email is shadai [at] freemail [dot] hu.

 

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