The wedding picture of Miklos and Szeren Farkas, Vera’s parents

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  • Photo taken in:
    Austria-Hungary 1918-1938
    Year when photo was taken:
    1920
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Hungary

My parents’ wedding. [My parents] wedding was in 1920 in Kallosemjen, it was held at their place, in the courtyard of their house.

They had a marriage arranged by a so-called shadchen [match-maker], my mother was paired up with my father, and then a great and beautiful love emerged from it. They came to Pest in 1922.

My father was born in 1887. In 1904 he moved to Pest, and became a merchant's apprentice, and then he was sent to school from there, and he completed some kind of commercial course.

He began with textiles; he was in Kiraly Street at some sort of a textile merchant's, then he went elsewhere. At that time, at the beginning of the 1900s, working hours were from 7 in the morning until half past ten; he was exploited.

His life in the prewar times was not a characteristically Jewish life, but rather a worker's life. He joined the Social Democratic Party.

Then, in the end, when he had been fired from everywhere because of his activities in the working class movement and in the trade union, he found employment at the 'Hangya' General Consumer's Co-operative. There he dealt with spices and such.

Interview details

Interviewee: Gyorgyne Preisz
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Miklos Farkas
Year of birth:
1887
Decade of birth:
1880
City of birth:
Szatmarnemeti
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1967
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Owner of textile shop
after WW II:
Salesman

Other Person

Szeren Farkas
Jewish name:
Sara
Year of birth:
1893
Decade of birth:
1890
City of birth:
Kallosemjen
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1957
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Strausz
    Year of changing: 
    1920
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920
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