Miklos Braun at his sister Klara Nauman´s in Fiume

Miklos Braun at his sister Klara Nauman´s in Fiume

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I am on the seaside in Fiume, where my sister lived.

My sister Klari was born in Szeged in 1908. She got married when she was quite young, to a man from Fiume (also known as Rijeka), a Croatian city by the Adriatic Sea. Her husband, Francesco Nauman, was a merchant, descended from a rich merchant family. They had a large shop and I think they also owned the building it was in. They sold fancy leather goods, clothes and all kinds of accessories. They were quite religious. In 1943, when Germans occupied Italy, they were taken away along with their children. They were transported through Hungary in 1944, but we could not meet them. At the time I was not even at home anymore. We don't know anything more about them. They were probably killed in Auschwitz, if they ever made it there at all.

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Miklos Braun