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Family Photos, Budapest, Hungary

Jim Lommasson
Jim Lommasson / What We Carried

Leslie Aigner:

This photo is my mother + 2 sisters and myself

These photos were taken in 1944 in Chepel ghetto in the Budapest suburbs. They were dropped off for development only the day before my family and I were taken to Auschwitz and miraculously were waiting for me nearly a year later on my return from the camps. The entire family is wearing the Jewish yellow star required by the Nazis. I carried this photo with me when I escaped from communist Hungary in 1956.

Leslie Aigner