Dr. Jovan Deutsch, a friend of Aleksandar Necak’s mother

Dr. Jovan Deutsch, a friend of Aleksandar Necak’s mother

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This is a good friend of my mother, Jovan Deutsch. The photo was taken in front of the river in Senta, sometime in the 1930s. 

The Deutsch family lived next door to my mother’s family in Senta. There were three children there: Rosetta, Jovan and Viktor. During the war both Viktor and Jovan were captured and taken to work camps in German-occupied Russia. The Russian army liberated the camps and the captured were released. When Jovan was on his way back to Yugoslavia, as a member of the Yugoslav unit of the Russian army, he met his brother in a Russian train station. Shortly after that meeting Viktor died of typhus in Russia. Jovan moved to Israel in 1948. He had two sons there. His elder son was killed in the 1967 war. Jovan moved to Australia with his wife and younger son. Jovan is 92 years old and living in Melbourne.  He still writes to my mother on a regular basis. 

 
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Aleksandar Necak