Jozsef Faludi's first wife, Mazal Faludi

Jozsef Faludi's first wife, Mazal Faludi
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  • Country name at time of photo:
    Palestine
    Country name today:
    Israel
My first wife Mazal. She was a Yemenite Jew. She and her parents were born in Jerusalem. Her grandparents had immigrated to Palestine from Yemen. Her mother tongue was Hebrew but she also spoke Yemenite Arabic. We married in 1946. Mazal was not at all religious, but we were married by a Rabbi. Mazal's parents weren?t present. We married completely independently of the family. We rented a flat in the basement of a house, where I also set up my workshop. We worked night and day. My wife helped me. There was no other employee. We worked on consignment making leather goods. But I was powerfully homesick, and when I married Mazal I told her that she should only marry me if she was willing to come home with me, because I was definitely coming home. In 1948 we sold everything and came home. Our first son, Emanuel, had already been born, in Tel Aviv in 1947. Mazal was pregnant with our second son when we came home, and Elek was born here in 1948. Our third boy, Tamas, was born in 1951.

Interview details

Interviewee: Jozsef Faludi
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi, Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2001
Szigetszentmiklos , Hungary

KEY PERSON

Mazal Faludi
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Jerusalem
Year of death:
1995
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Zarum
    Year of changing: 
    1946
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Fogler
    Year of changing: 
    1948
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

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