Alica Gazikova going under the chuppah

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The photograph shows my clerical wedding. Leading me under the chuppah are my mother, Valeria Adlerova (on the right) and the mother of my husband-to-be, Zaneta Ganselova (on the left). We had our wedding in Bratislava in an Orthodox synagogue on Heydukova Street on 9th September 1954. At that time there was still this one rabbi here, by the name of Izidor Katz. He later left to go abroad somewhere. The way it was in those days was that you first had to have a civil wedding, which was at the Town Hall, and then on the same day in the synagogue, the clerical wedding. Our wedding reception was at the Carlton Hotel. There weren't a lot of guests, 21 I think.

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Alica Gazikova