Ema and Avni Tuncer

Ema and Avni Tuncer
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  • Fénykép készítésének helye:
    Istanbul
    Fénykép készítésének éve:
    1950
    Ország neve a fénykép készültekor:
    Turkey
    Ország neve ma::
    Turkey
This is a picture of my mother Ema and father Avni Tuncer, dancing at a New Year's ball. The photo was taken in Istanbul in 1950. In 1945, when my father started working again, I was eight. By 1947 or 1948, a couple of years after the war, business was doing so well that they could afford to send me to the English High School for Girls of Istanbul, which was an expensive school, and they could buy a house in Büyükada. Father bought a car, too, a pre-war 1938 blue Nash. It was like a tank. He was the first member of the family to own a car. He hired a Greek chauffeur, to give him driving lessons. When Father was at work, the chauffeur worked the car as a taxi. At that time, the license plates for private cars and taxis were not different. In two to three months, Father learned how to drive. He used to take people for drives to the Bosphorus, to places like Tarabya, or on picnics to Circir. We were very proud to own a car, as nobody we knew did. The fruits of my father's hard work included then also a rowing boat, on which he installed sails after one year. He and I often went sailing together. Father learned to ride a bicycle at age 48. After that, we went touring around the island on our bicycles. We were friends, my father and I. We did all those things, including swimming, together. He taught swimming to my cousin Meri and myself by throwing us into the sea and saying, 'You'll learn to swim by splashing about.' And we did. When their finances improved, my mother and father made a list of the things they wanted to do or acquire. As my father was very methodical, their wishes were prioritized: first, a house on the island, which they bought; next, a car, which they also got; and then, a trip to Europe and a diamond ring. When the turn had come for the trip to Europe, my father could not get away from his business. He proposed to send my mother, anyway, but as she did not want to go alone, he sent her with his sister on a cruise to Italy, Nice and Marseilles. The year was 1950.

Interjú adatok

Interjúalany: Güler Orgun
Interjúkészítő neve:
Anet Pase
Interjú készítésének hónapja:
May
Interjú készítésének éve:
2005
Istanbul, Turkey

Kulcsfigura

Ema Tuncer
Születési év:
1900
Születési hely:
Istanbul
Halálozási év:
1997
Halálozási hely:
Istanbul
Country of death:
Turkey
Foglalkozása
II. világháború előtt:
Accountant/Bookkeeper/Housewife
II.világháború után:
Housewife
Névváltozás
  • Születési név: 
    Benezra Finanser
    Névváltoztatás oka: 
    Marriage
    Névváltoztatás évtizede: 
    1930

Másik személy

Avni Tuncer
Születési év:
1903
Születési hely:
Constanza
Ország neve a fénykép készültekor::
Románia
Halálozási év:
1999
Halálozási hely:
Istanbul
Country of death:
Turkey
Foglalkozása
II. világháború előtt:
Businessman, Retail merchant
  • Születési név: 
    Nassi
    Névváltoztatás éve: 
    1930

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