In Bratislava

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  • Fénykép készítésének helye:
    Bratislava
    Ország neve a fénykép készültekor:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Ország neve ma::
    Slovakia

This picture was taken in the 1930s in Bratislava, and is of me, Alexander Singer.

In Bratislava I at first studied yeshivah, and then I also completed a secular, high school education.

I finished yeshivah in Bratislava without graduating, I didn't need it, because I transferred to secular studies.

I didn't have a penchant for being a rabbi. My father took it very hard, because I was the oldest son. In time he calmed down, because I had brothers who were better suited for this position. Mainly Israel.

The others were still little. Jisrael started in our father's yeshivah. But at the age of 17 they took him away to the munkatábor [munkatábor, from Hungarian, a work camp – Editor's note].

After I left the yeshivah, I gradually began breaking away from Orthodox Judaism. Above all, I was no longer concerning myself with Talmudic studies, and didn't wear prayes.

I still ate kosher, it wasn't until in Hungary, in 1939, that for the first time I didn't eat kosher food.

Interjú adatok

Interjúalany: Alexander Singer
Interjúkészítő neve:
Martin Flekenstein
Interjú készítésének hónapja:
December
Interjú készítésének éve:
2006
Bratislava, Szlovákia

Kulcsfigura

Alexander Singer
Zsidó név:
Shmuel ben Abraham Jakov
Születési év:
1916
Születés évtizede:
1910
Születési hely:
Kezmarok
Foglalkozása
II. világháború előtt:
University student
II.világháború után:
Departmental head/manager in socialist firms

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