Erzsebet Gunst

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  • Photo taken in:
    Hodmezovasarhely
    Year when photo was taken:
    1909
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Hungary

This picture of my mother, Erzsebet Gunst (nee Kohn), was taken in Hodmezovasarhely in 1909, I think, right before my parents' wedding. My mother is dressed in the style of the period, I think she's very beautiful and elegant in this picture.

My mother was born in 1887, in her birth certificate she appears as Orzsike and her Jewish name was Eszter. Her sisters were older than her, I don't know exactly, perhaps four-five years older, and they were both housewives. I know that my mother, after completing four years of civil school, went to school in Temesvar, there were higher girls' schools at that time, where they learned housekeeping and community skills. I think it was for two or three years, and my mother graduated from it.

My father got together with my mother in the following way: Aunt Maca was married in Hodmezovasarhely, and my father, as a young man, used to visit her, and met my mother there. It might have been arranged, but of course, I don't know that. I had an older sister who died before I was born, at the age of two and a half, of yellow fever. She was born in 1912, her name was Eva.

Interview details

Interviewee: Laszlo Galla
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2004
Budapest, Hungary

Other Person

Erzsebet Gunst
Jewish name:
Eszter
Year of birth:
1887
City of birth:
Hodmezovasarhely
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1974
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Cashier
  • Previous family name: 
    Kohn
    Year of changing: 
    1909
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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