Ladislav Roth’s wife Maria Roth and great grandson Andras Roth

My wife Maria Roth with our great grandson Andras. This photo was taken near our house in Uzhgorod in 2001.

My wife was a cook at restaurant. When the children were small we had a baby sitter and when they grew older they took care of themselves. Of course, I couldn't spend with the children as much time as I wanted. The restaurant was open on weekends too. Whenever I had free time I tried to spend it with my family. We liked walking in Uzhhorod and going to the park, spending time on the outskirts of Uzhhorod and hiking in the mountains. I also spent summer vacations with my family. We went to the Crimea, Caucasus and the Black Sea. We enjoy spending time together. Even when the children grew up and had their own families they went on vacations with us. At home my wife and I spoke Hungarian and sometimes Russian.

My son Stepan entered the faculty of Biology of Uzhhorod University after finishing school. He got married when he was a university student. His wife Klavdia is Russian, but I was quiet about my son's choice. Her nationality didn't matter to me. I saw that Klavdia was a nice girl and that they loved one another. Klavdia also studied in the Faculty of Biology. After graduation my son worked as a biologist at the plant selection facility and Klavdia specialized in microbiology. They have a son named Ladislav after me. He was born in 1972. My grandson stepped into his parents' footsteps. He is also a biologist. Ladislav married his Ukrainian co-student Natalia Sergienko when they studied in University. Is also a biologist. Her parents moved to Uzhhorod from somewhere in eastern Ukraine after WW2. Their son Andras is 6. My son and great grandson live in Uzhhorod. They often come to see us and my wife and I help them to raise our great grandson. Andras is our only great grandson whom we can see whenever we wish and we spend a lot of time with him.