Jeanette Torok and her brother, Dezso Gluck in their childhood

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  • Photo taken in:
    Rozsnyó
    Year when photo was taken:
    1872
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Nador Pachinger, Rozsnyo
This photo was taken in Rozsnyo in 1872. The girl sitting in center is my maternal grandmother, Jeanette Torok, nee Gluck, at the age of three. The boy standing next to her is her brother Dezso, who was five years old at that time. The older girl is one of their relatives. In the year the picture was taken, they already had a one-year-old sister, Juliska, their brother Izidor was born in that year, and their sister Irma was born seven years later. The Gluck siblings lived in a moderately wealthy middle-class intellectual family in Jolsva, near Rozsnyo. After the early death of their mother, they moved to Budapest with their father, Adolf Gluck, in the second half of the 1880s. Later they got a little bit scattered geographically: Izidor and Juliska immigrated to America, my grandmother Jeanette lived in Vienna for a while, and Dezso traveled very much later as a surgeon at sea. The close relationship among them remained throughout their entire life. Irma and Dezso, who were especially close to each other, probably because they both suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis, died before 1920. My grandmother corresponded with her siblings living in America until her death in 1945, namely until the beginning of World War II, so until it was possible. Then my mother corresponded with her cousin born in America.

Interview details

Interviewee: Erika Izsak
Interviewer:
Sárdi Dóra
Month of interview:
Február
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Jeanette Torok
Year of birth:
1869
City of birth:
Jolsva
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1945
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Shop assistant in a shoe store, then co-owner
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Gluck
    Year of changing: 
    1901
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Dezso Gluck
Year of birth:
1867
City of birth:
Rozsnyo
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1916
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Surgeon
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