Miksa Domonkos in his fencing outfit

Miksa Domonkos in his fencing outfit
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  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Budapest
    Jahr:
    1910
    Ländername:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Name des Landes heute:
    Hungary
Here you can see my father, Miksa Domonkos, in his fencing outfit. The photo was taken in Budapest in 1910. After my father graduated from the Commercial Academy he spent two years in Germany at a technical college. That's how he became entitled to be an artificer officer and to get a civil job. He spoke German perfectly, he was absolutely fluent and he was handsome, perhaps this also played a role in the fact that the Caterpillar made an arrangement with him to introduce the caterpillar tractors in Middle Europe, which was a great novelty at that time. And my father played an important role in the entire Middle European propagation. He magyarized his name to Domonkos at this time, sometime around 1910, because the name Fleischmann bothered him. He already played sports before the war. He learned with a fencing master called Lovas, and he became an excellent fencer. He played at smaller competitions, and he dueled several times. Once when we were going somewhere with my father he showed me a man on the street who held his left arm in a funny way. He told me that he had cut it. He learned the elbow cut from Master Lovas. During the war he wanted to remain in training, so he exercised fencing steps and fencing there, too.

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Istvan Domonkos
Interviewt von:
Mihaly Andor
Monat des Interviews:
December
Jahr des Interviews:
2004
Budapest, Hungary

HAUPTPERSON

Miksa Domonkos
Geburtsjahr:
1890
Geburtsort:
Budapest
Geburtsland:
Österreich
Todesjahr:
1954
Todesort:
Budapest
Sterbeort (Land):
Ungarn
Gestorben:
after WW II
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Commission-agent of the Caterpillar company (respectively its predecessor)
nach dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Secretary general of the Jewish community
Familiennamen
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Fleischmann
    Jahr der Namensänderung: 
    1910
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Assimilation

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