Laura, Rachel and Karoly Berdach

Laura, Rachel and Karoly Berdach
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  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Vienna
    Jahr:
    1901
    Ländername:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Name des Landes heute:
    Austria
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Strelishy

My grandmother Laura was a woman of the Austrian Monarchy. She spoke very little Hungarian, only a few words, and was very funny when she tried. Instead of 'food' she said 'tool,' I don't exactly know why, she made a lot of mistakes like that. I did not know my grandfather on my father's side[Laura's husband] because he died very young.

My grandmother's younger brother was a lawyer who changed his name from Berdach to the Hungarian Barna. As Karoly Barna he was the general director of the Danube Steamship Company. He was very rich. He lived here in Hungary.

My grandmother had a younger sister, Rachel, who was a well-known writer: a novelist, journalist and poet. For instance when Queen Elisabeth of Austria was murdered, the German Writers' Association held a memorial meeting and her poems were recited, poems written for the occasion. Rachel married one of her cousins, Otto Bardach. (He was also from the Berdach family, but due to clerical misspelling of their name, they went by Bardach.) Because they were cousins they did not want to have children, and they did not have any. Rachel was a very beautiful, very graceful woman.

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Eva Bato
Interviewt von:
Dora Sardi, Eszter Andor
Monat des Interviews:
February
Jahr des Interviews:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

HAUPTPERSON

Laura Bato
Geburtsjahr:
1873
Geburtsort:
Berlin
Geburtsland:
Deutschland
Todesjahr:
1943
Todesort:
Budapest
Sterbeort (Land):
Ungarn
Gestorben:
before WW II
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Housewife, beautician
Familiennamen
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Berdach
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Marriage

Andere Person

Rachel Berdach
Geburtsjahr:
1878
Geburtsort:
Berlin
Geburtsland:
Deutschland
Todesjahr:
1961
Todesort:
Baden
Sterbeort (Land):
Switzerland
Gestorben:
after WW II
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Writer
nach dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Writer

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