Jews obliged to wear the yellow star being forced marched through the streets of Budapest


Following the Arrow Cross takeover of power on October 15, almost the sole instance of armed resistance broke out on Népszínház Street, and which could only be put down after some days, with German assistance. As a deterrent, the Arrow Cross rounded up dozens of people from nearby yellow-star houses on Tisza Kálmán (today Pope John Paul II) Square, and herded them to the Városi Theater. The group consisted mostly of women, elderly people and children, and after being forced to show ID documents and robbed, they then had to spend the night at the Tattersaal racing track. Over the coming days, they were force-marched to various points across the city. Numerous photographs and one film remain documenting the campaign.