Heni Frischmann with her mother Magda

Heni Frischmann with her mother Magda
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  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Sopron
    Jahr:
    1925
    Ländername:
    Hungary
    Name des Landes heute:
    Hungary
My mother and me. I was born in Sopron, a town close to the frontier. My father made a very good living there; he was a wheat wholesaler and he had a filling station as well. We used to live a very normal middle-class life. My mother, Maria Weinberger, came from a completely different family [from my father's which was Orthodox]. Everybody called her Mila. She was born in Zagreb in 1884. She graduated high school in Vienna, and I don't know where she learned it but I've never seen such housekeeping in my life. She cooked wonderfully, and kept everything very spick and span. I still remember that the bed sheets in the sleeping-room wardrobe were put in pink tissue paper. So, she was a real wife and mother. We used to speak German at home. My mother tongue is German as well because my mother came from Zagreb but she grew up in Vienna. You know, we used to have a servant girl all the time and mother used to go to the market with her. My mother was a wonderful housewife and there were [Jewish] shops there, we went to Jewish shops for everything, even for stockings. Of course, there were two kosher butcher shops as well, we bought the meat only from there. But most of the time we went to do shopping in Vienna. There were washerwomen, ironers and needleworkers who came to our house, so that was a completely different world. My mother used to go to the hairdresser every week, she dyed her nails like I do - I probably inherited that from her - she had beautiful hands. She smoked a cigarette every Sunday at midday. So she was absolutely modern.

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Heni Szepesi
Budapest, Hungary

HAUPTPERSON

Magda Frischmann
Geburtsjahr:
1884
Geburtsort:
Zagreb
Geburtsland:
Kroatien
Todesjahr:
1944
Todesort:
Auschwitz
Sterbeort (Land):
Polen
Todesort:
Auschwitz
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
housewife
Familiennamen
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Weinberger
    Jahr der Namensänderung: 
    1919
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Marriage

Andere Person

Heni Szepesi
Geburtsjahr:
1924
Geburtsort:
Sopron
Geburtsland:
Ungarn
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
student, clerk
nach dem 2. Weltkrieg:
working in textile shops

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