Erika Izsak and her family in their garden

Erika Izsak and her family in their garden
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1939
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
This picture was taken on the HICAA grounds, near our house. On the bench in the center is my grandmother Jeanette Torok, I am sitting to her left, and her younger grandchild, Tamas Biro, is on the other side. The persons standing: my grandfather, Dezso Torok; my mother Iren Izsak; Ignac Izsak, my uncle and my father Karoly Izsak. Another uncle of mine, Gyula Biro, took the picture. I don't know on what occasion they were there, perhaps they came for my father's birthday, and not everyone fit in this picture. The adults' birthdays weren't a big family event, but mine was. Even though it was in the winter when it was difficult and uncomfortable to get to our place. Still, until I turned six or seven, so until the mid-1930s, all four of my father's siblings and their spouses, my mother's sister and brother-in-law, and my grandparents, of course, came. 'Children' were only my two youngest cousins, they were seven and ten years older than me, and later my older cousin's daughter, Vera, who was two years younger than me. I still had fun, there was a delicious snack, a big cake, I got nice presents, besides the sweets, toys and books I got many 'useful things,' clothes, which I needed anyway. The birthday party wasn't all about me, of course. It was an excellent occasion for both sides of the family to meet.

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

Iren Izsak
Year of birth:
1902
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1978
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Torok
    Year of changing: 
    1928
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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