Laszlo Gaspar hunting


This picture was taken at hunting. It was taken in 1917. The following were there: Andras Bartha, Patricius Ioszip, Janos Szabo, Janos Ghetie, Samiu Jarmathy, Laszlo Gottlieb, Laszlo Salamon, Laszlo Pallos and Laszlo [Laci] Gaspar. The man lying down with the flask in his mouth is Laci, the elder brother of my husband Andras Gaspar, Andris. These names are all written on the back of the picture as the people present there. In addition, it is written: 'Souvenir from the trip to the 1917 V/b law-trees, taken by Laszlo Pallos.'

Laci Gaspar, Andris' elder brother has not been deported, because he, for the sake of his wife, converted to Christianity and he wasn't taken away because he wore the white armband. Andris was a late-born, her mother was 43 when she gave birth to him. He had an elder sister, who was 16 years older than him, and she didn't come home, neither. And none of his relatives, especially his mother. His father was a lawyer, but he died of heart-attack when Andris was in twelveth grade of high school, and he left them nothing. By then his bother was already working and he had to help out his mother, while Andris had to sustain himself: he gave lessons to the weaker students for money.

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Anna Eva Gaspar