Janka Hechtova

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  • Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Slovakia

This is a photo of my grandmother, Janka Hechtova, from the 1920s.

My grandparents were from Slovakia. My father's parents lived in Svrbice [a town in the Topolcany region - Editor's note], I don't precisely know if it was the Hlohovec or the Topolcany region. My paternal grandfather was named Filip Hecht, and my grandmother was named Janka, née Weiss. I don't remember my grandparents, all I know about them is what my father told me. In Svrbice my grandfather had a smaller farm, a store and a pub. In the store he sold sugar, salt and flour, a typical village shop, and he also had a pub. He and his wife served people in the store and pub. He also had a helper from the village. They were open every day. In the pub they sold mostly brandy. But later he sold his property and moved to Preselany [a town in the Topolcany region - Editor's note]. There he bought a farm, which then expanded. After some time he bought another farm, and also owned a distillery. My grandparents on my father's side had six children, three sons and three daughters. But the oldest son, Natan, died young, as he had a heart defect. My grandfather's two sons then remained on the farms. My uncle Henrich ran the farm in Preselany, and the farm in Vycapy fell to my father, Aladar. The farming estate was named Maly Chosen.

Interview details

Interviewee: Bedrich Hecht
Interviewer:
Dasa Slobodnikova
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2006
Nitra, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Janka Hechtova
Decade of birth:
1850
City of birth:
Place unknown
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1919
City of death:
Preselany
Country of death:
Czechoslovakia
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Weiss
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
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