On a bench in front of the Carlton

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  • Photo taken in:
    Bratislava
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Foto Pohl, Hviezdoslavovo namestie 4

This picture was taken in 1933 or 1934, on a bench in front of the Carlton Hotel in Bratislava. It shows me, Henrich, and one of our neighbors. I don't remember her name anymore.

When I was very young, my parents registered me in nursery school. I don't remember much from this time either. The nursery school was on Venturska Street. Tante [Aunt] Ruth was in charge of us. We used to go to nursery school with these little baskets that hung from our necks, which contained our snack for teatime. We used to play with plasticine, and I hid a piece of it in that basket. Later, when I was hungry, instead of bread I took a bite of the plasticine. Memories like these are the tiny little pearls hidden in the human brain.

Interview details

Interviewee: Henrich F.
Interviewer:
Martin Flekenstein
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2006
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Henrich F.
Year of birth:
1928
City of birth:
Bratislava
Country name at time of birth:
Czechoslovakia 1918-38
Occupation
after WW II:
Departmental head/manager in socialist firms
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Fleischmann
    Reason for changing: 
    Hiding, Jewish
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

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