Margit Brichta on the group photo of the graduating class in the Teacher Training College of Kassa

Margit Brichta on the group photo of the graduating class in the Teacher Training College of Kassa

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The graduation class photo of my mother´s class in the Roman Catholic Teachers´Training College in Kassa [today Kosice, Slovakia]. 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 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 never wanted to teach, she didn't like it, they forced upon her the teachers' training school.
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Katalin Andai