Andreja’s mother

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  • Photo taken in:
    Levice
    Year when photo was taken:
    1909
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Nagy Arthur

My mother’s Adela (nee Hamburger) portrait, taken in the house. 

My mother was born in Levice, in the Austro-Humgarian Monarchy, in 1889.  She lived in Pecs, Zagreb, Split, Bari, Rome, Budapest and Belgrade. She was a housewife.

I remember how each Friday my mother would light candles. We did not observe Shabbat because the shop was opened. For Pesach we had a Seder not just for our immediate family but also for my father's brother's family. Our two families lived together. The Hagadah was read, dinner was eaten and wine was drunk. I had a bar mitzvah. My father read from the Torah that day and gave a contribution to charity, shnodern. The holidays were connected to the family and were celebrated at home. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Andreja Preger
Interviewer:
Ida Labudovic
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2001
Belgrade, Serbia

KEY PERSON

Adela Preger
Year of birth:
1889
City of birth:
Levice
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary
Year of death:
1974
City of death:
Zagreb
Country of death:
Croatia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
housewife
after WW II:
housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Hamburger
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1900
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