In March 1944, German forces occupy Hungary, their former ally.

“Our lives immediately and profoundly changed on March 19, 1944…Matters proceeded with lightning speed. Shortly after the German occupation, all Jewish schools had to close their doors. My memories of that time are of constantly worried faces and whispered discussions among the adults around us. The children absorbed their grave concerns by osmosis, and our childhoods were not allowed to blossom as we lived with uncertainty from day to day.”

Judy Cohen