Adriana Brodyova and Helmut Stern

Adriana Brodyova and Helmut Stern
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  • Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
This picture shows my grandfather Helmut Stern and his sister Adriana Brodyova, nee Sternova, as children. It was taken in the late 1900s. My grandfather was born in Opava in 1906, when my great-grandfather was working there. My grandfather attended the Czechoslovak State Trade Academy in Bratislava from 1922-23. At least two thirds of the students were of Jewish origin. The only person still alive from his class is Mr. Marcel Kucera, who is about 90 now. After the war my grandfather worked as an accountant. An interesting fact was that two Brody siblings, Janka Brodyova and Viliam Brody married two siblings of the Stern family in a mutual wedding. Viliam married Adriana and Janka married my grandfather Helmut. Adriana was born in 1905. She spoke eleven languages fluently. In 1939 she left with her husband for Great Britain, where she was a lecturer at university. Here she was a teacher at the secondary school on Grosslingova Street in Bratislava. Adriana's life dream was to go on a voyage on the river Rhine, and she did, and during this voyage she had a heart attack and died.

Interview details

Interviewee: Tomas Stern
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Helmut Stern
Year of birth:
1906
City of birth:
Opava
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1995
City of death:
Bratislava
Country of death:
Slovakia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper
after WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper

Other Person

Adriana Brodyova
Year of birth:
1905
City of birth:
Opava
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
City of death:
during a Rhine voyage
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher
after WW II:
Teacher/Professor
  • Previous family name: 
    Sternova
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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