Photo taken in:EgerYear when photo was taken:1958Country name at time of photo:HungaryCountry name today:Hungary
This is a picture of me (fourth from right in the second row) with colleagues of the teachers training college in Eger. The photo was taken in 1958. After completing eight years of elementary school I dropped out of technical school due to great poverty. I worked for a year and took a special matriculation exam. We were almost starving on my mother's salary in the Rakosi era. I was able to go to the special graduation exams because I starved less when I worked and earned 400 forints per month in the stationary factory for a year. There was a dormitory, there was breakfast, lunch and dinner and there was, I think, a stipend of 70 forints. After that I went to the teacher training college as a mathematics-physics major. I taught there, in the 13th district, in Domb Street elementary school, and in the meantime I qualified as a teacher of mathematics at university.