György Kármán

Jewish Holocaust Survivor

Interview language: Hungarian

György Kármán recalls the antisemitic treatment he received from non-Jewish students in the high school he attended in Szeged, Hungary, during the war, and explains how his teacher reacted to the students’ derogatory remarks.


György Kármán was born in 1933 in Szeged, Hungary. He was 11 years old when all the Jews of Szeged were forced into a local ghetto. Several months later, György was deported to the Weitra concentration camp in Austria, and then transferred to concentration camps in Strasshof and Schützenberg.  After the war, he became a well-known musician: an organist and pianist.

Language: Hungarian