Judita Jovanovic’s father Zoltan Biro shaving a friend

My father Zoltan Biro and his friend Tibor Szekely. My father is shaving Tibor.  The photo was taken in the students' dormitory in the room where they lived during their law studies, in Zagreb in May 1931.

Tibor was a fascinating character who happened to look like a short version of Vladimir Lenin. He finished law school but never practiced as a lawyer. Instead he became a professional traveler and anthropologist. He wrote many books, many of them travelogues, and knew many languages. In his later years he became the director of a museum in Subotica. He died in the 1980s in Subotica. 

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