Wedding of Alexander Reitman and Alica Reitmanova

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This is the wedding photograph of my parents, Alexander Reitman and Alica Reitmanova, nee Wassermanova. They got married in May 1937 in Dolne Slazany.

My parents came from the same region. My father was born in Slepcany, my mother in Dolne Slazany. They said my father had to jump over the stream to meet my mother. My mother comes from a relatively rich farmer's family with seven children. My father was born into a poor Jewish family. His father, Gustav Reitman, was from a family with 16 children. He worked with leather and later he bought out seeds and corn. My parents married in May 1937 and they lived in Zlate Moravce, where my father had his wholesale company, along with his father and brothers. They weren't Orthodox Jews.

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Veronika Kosikova