Giza Altman and Roza Altman

Giza Altman and Roza Altman
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  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Budapest
    Ländername:
    Hungary
    Name des Landes heute:
    Hungary
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Szentes fotoszalon, Budapest, Terez krt 12
This is a picture of my aunt Giza Altman and my grandmother Roza Altman, taken in the 1930s in Budapest. My grandmother's maiden name was Roza Glatter, she was from Gyongyos. My grandfather, Ignac Altman, started as a railroad braker but worked his way up and died as a chief ticket-inspector. I believe he finished four years of middle school but had no further education. They lived in several places in Hungary, as railroad workers they were sent here and there. They were in Dunaszerdahely, then in Zsolna, but most of all in Pest at the MAV [Hungarian State Railroad] colony in Rakospalota. As far as I know they weren't very religious. They wore middle class clothes, observed Yom Kippur and seder, and they lit candles at Chanukkah. They didn't observe much else. My grandmother died in 1936. My mother's sister Gizella or Giza was born in 1904 in Dunaszerdahely. When she was born my grandfather was working for the Hungarian State Railroad in Dunaszerdahely and Pozsony. Auntie Giza completed for grades of middle school, but she didn't particularly want to study. She was a very beautiful woman and wanted to get married as soon as possible. She had three husbands. The first was Ferenc Horvath, who wasn't Jewish, but the second, Dezso Szanto, was. She married the first at the end of the 1920s, it lasted a short time, she married again in 1936. I don't know what happened to her first two husbands. Her third husband, Karoly Altman, was her cousin. Ignac Altman had a sister called Fani, and she had a son, Karoly, on the wrong side of the blanket. That's why he was called Altman, as we didn't know anything of his father. Fani was supposedly a dissolute woman, I think she lived in Pest. Karoly was Auntie Giza's first cousin, but while grandmother lived she didn't allow them to marry because the belief was, and still is today, that cousins marrying is unhealthy. When my grandmother died they married immediately, in 1937, I think. There were only civil marriages then, and I was there. It was in Aszod, as Karoly Altman was a car mechanic and had a workshop there with a partner.

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Gyula Földes
Interviewt von:
Eszter Andor
Monat des Interviews:
October
Jahr des Interviews:
2002
Budapest, Hungary

HAUPTPERSON

Giza Altman
Geburtsjahr:
1904
Geburtsort:
Dunaszerdahely
Geburtsland:
Österreich
Todesjahr:
1983
Todesort:
Budapest
Sterbeort (Land):
Ungarn
Gestorben:
after WW II
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Accountant/Bookkeeper
nach dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Accountant/Bookkeeper
Familiennamen
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Altman
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Horvath
    Jahr der Namensänderung: 
    1936
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Remarriage
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Szanto
    Jahr der Namensänderung: 
    1937
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Remarriage

Andere Person

Roza Altman
Jahrzehnt der Geburt:
1880
Geburtsort:
Gyongyos
Geburtsland:
Ungarn
Todesjahr:
1936
Todesort:
Budapest
Sterbeort (Land):
Hungary
Gestorben:
before WW II
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Housewife
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Glatter
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1890

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