Magda Sebesteny with her sisters-in-law

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  • Photo taken in:
    Nagykőrös
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary (1920-1945)
    Country name today:
    Hungary
My three sisters-in-law are sitting in a carraige. Aunt Ilonka, Mrs. Leonora Rosenfeld nee Sebestyen, my father's brother's wife, is standing in the coach with the plaid skirt on. Ilona went to Auschwitz with my cousin, Klari and they never returned. Sitting in the carraige, is Magda Wollak who later became my uncle Lajos Sebestyen's wife, and who they murdured into the Danube [the Arrow Cross, after they took power]. Finally, my mother, Mrs. Leonora Rosenfeld nee Sebestyen. This picture was taken in the 1930?s. It looks like an amateur photo. We had a carriage and maybe it was taken in that. The carriage stood in the warehouse, and we played in it as kids, but by that time it wasn?t in use anymore. I remember we went out to the vineyards in a carriage like this with Grandma Rosenfeld. They brought it into the warehouse. I said we had wine, a lot of barrels. I remember we even had a wine master, who really knew about wines. He was an employee of the family. They sold wine here[in Hungary]. My mother, Leonora Sebestyen, born in 1904 and probably died in Ravensbruck. My mother spoke very eloquently and attended the acting school for a while. But nothing came of that, most likely, due to financial reasons, she had to quit. She became a housewife and lived at home. My parents probably were probably recommended to each other. The marriage didn't come from passionate love or intimacy. It was an honorable, regular marriage. My father came back from detention after the First World War, it had to be in 1925, then they were married in 1926.

Interview details

Interviewee: Mariann Szamosi
Interviewer:
Klara Laszlo
Month of interview:
February
Year of interview:
2004
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Magda Sebestyen
Year of death:
194445
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died where:
Budapest
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Wollak
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Leonora Acs
Year of birth:
1904
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1945
City of death:
Ravensbruck
Country of death:
Germany
Died where:
Ravensbruck
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Sebestyen
    Year of changing: 
    1926
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Rosenfeld
    Year of changing: 
    1938
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

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