Photo taken in:Cluj NapocaYear when photo was taken:1939Country name at time of photo:RomaniaCountry name today:Romania
This is my Red Cross certificate issued in 1939. While studying in Cluj Napoca, at the end of the 1930s, I attended a Red Cross nurse course for two years. We were taken to the hospital, where we could watch and learn. After finishing elementary school my parents paid for my further education. It wasn't very expensive. Everyone could afford it. I went to school for twelve years. So, I spent the first four years of elementary school in Curtici. Then I studied for eight years at a pedagogical school in order to become a teacher. I did the first year in Arad. Because the school was closed here, I was transferred to Lugoj, where I did the second year. The school was closed here too, so I was moved to Cluj, where I studied for the next six years and also graduated. I started a two months defense course as a volunteer in 1938. I spent the first month in Turda. We had both theory and practical classes. I learned to use a shotgun. There was an officer who trained us. His name was Pitic and he was very accursed. I couldn't finish this course because after the first part Jews weren't allowed anymore, so I was sent home. I cried all the way back home from Turda.