Kati Andai's mother Margit Brichta in Hungarian national costume on a school ceremony

Kati Andai's mother Margit Brichta in Hungarian national costume on a school ceremony

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My mother in Hungarian national costume at a school celebration at the age of 16. My mother was born in 1894. She attended the upper school for girls in Kassa, and she prayed fervently that she could study as well, but they [her parents] told her, 'No way, you are beautiful, you must get married.' The other two sisters weren't ugly either, but my mother was the most beautiful. They didn't allow her to be educated. She attended the teachers' training school run by the nuns in Kassa. My mother got married to father in 1914 when she was 20 years old, and they moved to Budapest. I think the marriage was an arranged one.
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Katalin Andai