Blanka Gallo with her husband Imre Gallo and their granddaughter Andrea Borbas

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  • Photo taken in:
    Göd
    Year when photo was taken:
    1970
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary

This is me, my husband and our granddaughter Andrea in our house in Budakeszi around 1975.

Andrea was born in 1973. She spent a lot of time with me when she was little. After finishing secondary school, she went to university and graduated from the Department of English and the Department of Hungarian Language and Literature.

Now she is doing her PhD and she is working in the archive of the Literary Museum. She got married this year.

She was at my place a lot, at some point she even lived here because her parents moved out to Szentendre, which is 30 km-s from Budapest.

We got on very well. For her Jewishness is not so important, I think, but she is interested in all that I can tell her or show her of my life.

Andrea and her brother Gabor know all Jewish holidays and they are happy to celebrate it with me. When they were small, I used to lit candle on each Friday and they were happy to be here with me.

On Purim they took the slachmones to my friends. On Pessach Gabor asked the questions and my husband led the Seder. I'm sure they are proud to be Jews.

Interview details

Interviewee: Blanka Gallo
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi and Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2002
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Blanka Gallo
Year of birth:
1922
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Nyiregyhaza
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Manager
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Leimseder
    Year of changing: 
    1945
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940
  • Previous family name: 
    Groszmann
    Year of changing: 
    1948
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation
    Decade of changing: 
    1940
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