Ernest Seiger in his car

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    Romania (1920-1945)
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This is a photo of Uncle Ernest and his daughters: Vera on the left and Nadia with Sonia on the right side. My uncle had a very expensive car, a convertible Mercedes Benz. There were only five cars like this in our country at that time, one of which belonged to King Carol II. The picture was taken in Deva in the 1930s. Ernest was born in 1901. He worked as a butcher in Deva too. He sold both kosher and non-kosher meat. He and his wife, Gabriela Herschkowitz, had two daughters: Sonia, born in 1929 and Nadia, born in 1932. The family also raised a third child, Vera Breier, who was Gabriela's daughter from her first marriage to a man named Eugen Breier. Ernest lived in two other places: he stayed in Cluj Napoca until he was arrested by the communist regime, but he never worked there, and in Ineu, where he died, in 1976. However, he was buried back home, in Deva. At that time, I was living in Ineu too; Uncle Ernest died at my place. His wife left for Israel before he died. Sonia and Nadia lived in Cluj until his death, and then they left for Israel too. Sonia married Doctor Mihai Marina and bore him a daughter, Marina Monica. Marina is a doctor in Fula, Israel, and is married to engineer Blanaru. Nadia married Victor Klein; the two of them had a boy, and then got divorced. Their son, Norbert Klein, became an engineer in Israel, but I don't know where exactly he lives.  

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Interviewee: Andrei Lorincz
Oana Aioanei
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Deva, Romania


Ernõ Seiger
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after WW II
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