Christmas with my family

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This photo is also from 1953, but taken at Christmas. It’s of me and my two small children. It was taken in our apartment in Bratislava.

We've got two children. Our daughter Sona, and our son Petr. Sona is married. They've got two daughters, and her husband owns a company. They live in Bratislava. Our son Peter emigrated back during Communist times. He was working here in Slovakia as a phys ed teacher. He didn't agree with the regime, so emigrated to Austria. He became an Austrian citizen, and today lives in Vienna. He left for Austria alone, as his wife didn't want to go. But he used to send his wife and son here in Slovakia money. In the beginning he worked as a masseur. He then divorced his wife. His son lives in Bratislava. But we don't keep in touch that much. He'll come by when it's his name day, or his birthday. My children weren't raised in the Jewish spirit and traditions. Both our children graduated from university.

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Interviewee: Oto Wagner
Zuzana Slobodnikova
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Bratislava, Slovakia


Oto Wagner
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Czechoslovakia 1918-1938
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Working in natural and technical sciences

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Peter Wagner
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