Ferenc Deutsch's family in Putnok

Ferenc Deutsch's family in Putnok
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  • Photo taken in:
    Putnok
    Year when photo was taken:
    1934
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
My family in Putnok. In the back row from left to right are: Helen, my mother`s sister-in-law, with her son Ferike; Juliska, my sister; myself; Jolan, my eldest sister; and her husband Zoli Grunwald. In the front row from left to right are: my brother Pista; my father with Rozsi, my mother`s brother Bela`s daughter; and Klari, my sister. I was six when we moved to Putnok. There were roughly 380 Jewish families there. We Jews lived in one area, but there was a strong hierarchy between us. Because of my poverty I could never have married in Putnok. From this point of view, there was no great cohesion there. The poor were looked down on. Putnok was a very observant town, with a very orthodox Jewish community. It had a yeshiva, they educated bochers in Putnok. There was a very observant rabbi there. He was bearded and had many children. He wore a caftan, and he had tzitzith on it.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ferenc Deutsch
Interviewer:
Sárdi Dóra, Andor Eszter
Month of interview:
December
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Jolan Galambos
Year of birth:
1908
City of birth:
Diosgyor
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1963
City of death:
Syracuse
Country of death:
USA
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Manual laborer
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Deutsch
    Year of changing: 
    1934
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Grunwald
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

Other Person

Istvan Deutsch
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Putnok
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
before WW II:
Self-employed craftsman in non-elite crafts
after WW II:
Skilled self-employed
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