Beno Elias

This is my great-grandfather. He was born Beno Elias, but he adopted the Hungarian name of Illes in 1894. He worked with the railways. He had three sons. The eldest was Gusztav. He was my maternal grandfather. My grandfather worked at an engineering firm for more than 40 years; when he retired, he was director of finance and exchange. He had three daughters: Margit was the eldest, my mother Erzsebet, and Magda.