Erika Izsak and her cousin, Tamas Biro

Erika Izsak and her cousin, Tamas Biro
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1937
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
This photo was taken in Budapest in 1937. I am looking out of our bedroom window, my cousin Tamas or Tomi Biro is sitting on the ladder. The ladder was always leant against the bedroom window, and the night watchman of the horticulture climbed up on it to shout in to my father how many degrees there were outside, and my father gave him orders how much to heat the greenhouse depending on that. Tomi often came to our place in the summer, together with his mother. He was five and a half years younger than me, but I enjoyed playing with him. He replaced a sibling for me. I would have liked a 'real' one, and my mother would have liked more children even more. But my father hardly wanted even one. He said that it was irresponsibility to have children in such an insecure, threatening world, because if there were children the parents were responsible for them.

Interview details

Interviewee: Erika Izsak
Interviewer:
Sárdi Dóra
Month of interview:
Február
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Erika Izsak
Jewish name:
Haje
Year of birth:
1929
City of birth:
Budapest
Occupation
after WW II:
Újságíró

Other Person

Tamas Biro
Year of birth:
1934
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1986
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Warehouseman

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