Jeno Nussbaum on the battlefield

Jeno Nussbaum on the battlefield
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  • Year when photo was taken:
    1918
    Country name at time of photo:
    Italy
    Country name today:
    Italy
This is my father, Jeno Nussbaum, with some other soldier, on the Italian battlefield. And I suppose he sent it from the battlefield. The caption is later in time; '1917-1918, On the battlefield, in Italy' was probably written when the album was made. He knew very well how proud his father was, that his children were fighting for the dear Austro-Hungarian Monarchy; it wasn't by chance that they sent pictures to their father, because he was full of pride that his children were fighting for the motherland. My father comes from a completely assimilated Austro-Hungarian Jewish family, which means that as a matter of fact, he had no knowledge of religion. None at all, which includes the fact that he couldn't pray and he didn't know the Hebrew letters. He knew he was a Jew, and that's all. My father was an ensign on the battlefield. Since he was a graduate, they gave him an officer's rank; usually the lowest, ?ensign" for those like him.

Interview details

Interviewee: Laszlo Nussbaum
Interviewer:
Molnar Ildiko
Month of interview:
December
Year of interview:
2001
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

KEY PERSON

Jeno Nussbaum
Year of birth:
1899
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1945
City of death:
Buchenwald
Country of death:
Germany
Died where:
Buchenwald
Occupation
before WW II:
Civil Servant

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
April, 1999
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