Judit Kinszki’s great uncle Jozsef Kinszki

Jozsi, one of the brothers of my grandfather Armin. The Kinszkis [my grandfather´s parents] had land near the Ipolysag, which is now in Slovakia.  They lived like members of the gentry: on horseback, with sabres in their belts-- they didn’t identify as Jews at all.  There was a beautiful old baroque house on the property, in the style that featured big gates with smaller ones in the middle and even a chapel.  But they didn’t live there.   They lived in the bailiff's house: a fancy country-house with very modern furnishings. I'd never before seen an electric refrigerator and electric fire. They had a distillery, a threshing-machine and a steam-plough. He was a good landlord, and everybody loved him, because he cared about the schools. 

Jozsi remained there to run the farm, and he had two sons: one was a farmer on the Kinszki-land, the other one rented a count's land at Hevmagyar (county Hont), which is a small village.   They were all taken to Auschwitz from Slovakia.


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