Josip’s father as a soldier, recovering from a wound in hospital

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  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Békéscsaba
    Jahr:
    1917
    Ländername:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Name des Landes heute:
    Hungary

The photo was taken in Bekescsaba, in 1917. My father Abram Papo was a soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army for 8 years. He was wounded in the Carpathian mountains and went to the Bekescsaba hospital to recover. His friend, Juda Kamhi, from Sarajevo is sitting next to him.  My brother-in-law's father is also in the picture. I don't remember where he is sitting. 

My father was a merchant and my mother a housewife. We owned the shop which was registered in my mother's name because my father did a little of everything. He finished one year of Jewish school and then spent nine years in the Austrian army. He spoke German, Hungarian and Spanish and learned them all while he was in the army. The textiles sold in the shop were mainly supplied from Sarajevo, and my father also sold seasonal goods - souvenirs. Since the shop was not big enough, we moved to a bigger store in which they sold many souvenirs, especially in the summertime. They did not sell any kinds of ritual items in the store, only those things that were used by the people of Makarska and those from the surrounding villages. There were a lot of confections, pants, jackets and coats. My father brought the merchandise in trunks from Sarajevo. The store functioned until 1941 when we emptied it but even then a section continued to work. 

 

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Josip Papo
Interviewt von:
Ida Labudovic
Monat des Interviews:
August
Jahr des Interviews:
2001
Belgrade, Zagreb, Croatia, Belgrade, Zagreb, Serbia

HAUPTPERSON

Abram Papo
Geburtsjahr:
1887
Geburtsort:
Sarajevo
Geburtsland:
Austria-Hungary
Todesjahr:
1960
Todesort:
Makarska
Sterbeort (Land):
SFR Yugoslavia
Gestorben:
after WW II
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Merchant
nach dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Merchant

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