Blanka Gallo with her granddaughter and son-in-law

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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1974
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary

Me, my son-in-law and my granddaughter in 1974.

My daughter met her husband at high school. And they went out and when they graduated they announced that they would get married but only when both of them had degrees. And they stuck to it. And then I said to my daughter that it was very painful for us, for your father too (that her husband wasn't Jewish), but we will never make an issue of it. And so it was. She graduated with a Hungarian-English degree. During (university) she (also) went to the Soviet Union, for good grades she was sent to Lomonosov University. And when she became pregnant with Gabor she also completed a translator-interpreter and travel guide training.

My granddaughter Andrea was born in 1973. She spent a lot of time with me when she was little. After finishing secondary school, she went to university and graduated from the Department of English and the Department of Hungarian Language and Literature. Now she is doing her PhD and she is working in the archive of the Literary Museum. She got married this year. She was at my place a lot, at some point she even lived here because her parents moved out to Szentendre, which is 30 km-s from Budapest. We got on very well. For her Jewishness is not so important, I think, but she is interested in all that I can tell her or show her of my life.

Interview details

Interviewee: Blanka Gallo
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi and Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2002
, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Blanka Gallo
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Nyiregyhaza
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Manager
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Leimseder
    Year of changing: 
    1945
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Groszmann
    Year of changing: 
    1948
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

Other Person

Andrea Borbas
Year of birth:
1973
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
after WW II:
University/postgraduate student

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