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Yellow-Star Houses Reveal a 1)Tragic Chapter of Bu
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Yellow-Star Houses Reveal a 1)Tragic Chapter of Budapest

布达佩斯一段不可不知的历史

 

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By Euronews

翻译:Wendy

 

       出门旅游,我们通常关心的是目的地的著名景点。可是有时候,一些知名度不高的地方反而能给我们更多的启发,因而不容错过。匈牙利布达佩斯的黄星屋正属于这一类景点。

 

In June, 1944, 2,000 houses in Budapest were 2)designated as yellow-star houses, and, today, 1,600 of them are still there, although in many cases their 3)occupants don’t know the history of their homes.

Around 220,000 Jews were forced to move into these yellow-star houses, whole families being given just one room to live in. 4)Subsequently, they were moved into the 5)ghetto from which most of them were eventually sent to 6)concentration camps.

Tamás Márton has lived in a yellow-star house since he was a child. His mother died in a concentration camp.

Tamás: (via translator) We didn’t want to tell my grandmother that her daughter had died. During the spring of 1946, one day, during dinner, suddenly she told my father, “I want to tell you something. Get married! You can’t live with a dead woman.”

This year, the 7)Open Society Archives organised a project to map the yellow-star houses and organised a series of 8)commemorative events.

István Rév (Open Society Archives): (via translator)This tragic chapter of this city’s history is something we know very little about. Yellow-star houses have never been talked about, so this event is helping people to own the city, because you cannot feel at home if you don’t know the place you live in.

History isn’t always attractive, and some realities are hard to face, so the yellow-star houses are an important reminder of past events.

 

见招拆招

       文章以一个长句开始,通过对过去与现在的数字进行对比,引出一个鲜为人知的史实。然后,文章简单介绍了老房子的历史特殊性,再用历史见证者的话突显那段历史的残酷。当然,讲述历史的目的总是在于联系现实。文章随后提到了纪念活动及其意义——直面历史。

       短短的二百多字,文章讲述了一段隐藏的历史,通过不起眼的房子揭示勿忘历史的重要性。有对比,有亲述,有现状,有总结,一气呵成,内容全面且有层次感,是大家学习如何组织文章的范例。

 

参考译文

19446月,匈牙利的布达佩斯有2000幢房屋被指定为黄星屋,直到今天,其中的1600幢仍然存在,然而有很多住户并不了解他们住宅的历史。

       当年有大约22万犹太人被迫搬进这些黄星屋,一个家庭只分配一个房间。后来,他们被迁到犹太人居住区,最后大部分人从那里被送进集中营。

       托马斯·马顿从孩提时起就住在黄星屋中,他母亲死在了集中营里。

托马斯:(通过翻译)我们不想告诉外婆她女儿已经死了。在1946年春天,有一天吃晚饭时,外婆突然对我爸爸说:“我想跟你说个事儿。结婚吧!你不能与一个死去的女人生活在一起。”

       今年,公开社会档案库发起了一项寻找并定位黄星屋的活动,还组织了一系列的纪念活动。

伊斯特凡·雷维(公开社会档案库)(通过翻译)我们对这个城市这段悲惨的历史知之甚少,从来没有人提及黄星屋,所以,这项活动会让大家对这个城市更有归属感,因为如果你对生活的地方不了解,你就不会有家的感觉。

       历史并非总是引人入胜,有些事实也会让人难以直面,因此,黄星屋的史实正是历史留给我们的一个重要警诫。

 

 

 

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