Textiles: Hungary

Testimony and Textiles


In 1784, a small textile company specializing in a blue-dyeing technique was founded by Jewish business-owner Ferenc Goldberger (1755–1834). Over generations, his small family workshop, grew into the Goldberger National Company, recognized for producing the novelty fabric Bemberg Parisette rayon. The German invasion in 1944 resulted in the Goldberger family being deported. Owner Dr. Leó Buday-Goldberger was taken to Mauthausen where he died the day before liberation. The Hungarian fabric in the Lieber Family Quiet Study, honors the legacy of the Goldberger factory as a blue-dying manufacturer, and the tradition of printed floral patterns in Hungarian design. The Visual History Archive features 811 testimonies taken with survivors in Hungary. This pattern was chosen by Ágnes Kun, a Holocaust survivor whose testimony is in the Visual History Archive.

Learn more about the collection of testimonies from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.