Jozef Vidor

Jozef Vidor
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  • Year when photo was taken:
    1944
    Country name at time of photo:
    Independent State of Slovakia 1938-45
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
This is a photo of my father Jozef Vidor taken in Slovakia in 1944. My father was born in Pest in 1882, and finished school there, a commerce school as the oral family tradition goes. As an exceptionally clever young man, he got into the bank right after graduation. The bank where he worked in Budapest, opened a branch here in Bratislava. They were so happy with him, that they named him branch director at age twenty-three, which was already considered a big career then. Judging from pictures of him as a youth, he was a very handsome man, good-tempered, nice, and full of humor. He met my mother here in the theater. They took my mother and her siblings to all the bigger performances. That acquaintance then became a marriage. When I was six, World War I began, and my father was drafted to the Hungarian army, Honved No. 13. My father was among the first to make it to the eastern front, namely to Poland. And I have to say that a number of my classmates' fathers never came back from the war. But my father did. Afterwards he stayed in Bratislava. It was only in 1944 that my parents were deported; my husband and me, too. I'm the only one, who returned.

Interview details

Interviewee: Katarina Lofflerova
Interviewer:
Martin Korcok
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2004
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Jozef Vidor
Year of birth:
1882
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Auschwitz
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Auschwitz
Occupation
before WW II:
Bank director

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and others
Date of interview:
1990s

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