Erika Ellenbugen with her husband

Erika Ellenbugen with her husband
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  • Photo taken in:
    Brasov
    Year when photo was taken:
    1959
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania
This is a photo of my sister, Erika Esther Ellenburgen, nee Seiler, at her wedding with Alfred Ellenburgen in 1959 in Brasov. At the time, my sister worked as a Russian teacher and he worked at the Commercial Academy, as an accountant I think. They married in the Neolog synagogue here. They had a beautiful wedding, my parents tried it make her the perfect wedding, so she had everything she wanted. I think there was only one haham left in Brasov by that time, the other one had gone to Israel. The party after the ceremony too place here, where I live now: we took out all the furniture, brought food, and the party was very nice. They have had a very happy marriage, not like me. They are both religious, they go to the synagogue on the high holidays, I meet them there, and am sure they observe the laws at home as well. They are not fanatically religious, however, and I know my sister, just like me, doesn?t observe the kashrut because it is too hard. They had a son, Marcel Ellenburgen, in 1961. Marcel married a Romanian, Julia, and they have two boys, They all live in Israel now.

Interview details

Interviewee: Melitta Seiler
Interviewer:
Andreea Laptes
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2003
Brasov, Romania

KEY PERSON

Erika Ellenburgen
Year of birth:
1931
City of birth:
Cernauti
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Occupation
after WW II:
Teacher/Professor
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Seiler
    Year of changing: 
    1959
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Alfred Ellenburgen
Jewish name:
Esther
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Occupation
after WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper

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