Etus Gendler, Rifke Feld and Eva Gora Moldovan

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  • Photo taken in:
    Brasov
    Year when photo was taken:
    1985
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania (1945-1989)
    Country name today:
    Romania

This photo was taken here, in Brasov, in 1985; it was right in front of the staircase of the apartment block I still live in. You can see in it, from left, my cousin Etus Gendler, nee Goldstein my mother Rifke Feld, nee Friem, and me. We had this picture taken when my cousin came to visit us.

Etus Gendler was the daughter of my mother’s sister, Eugenia Goldstein, and she was married to a Jew named Dezideriu Lowinger. They had a son, and they left for Israel in the 1950s, but Lowinger died there - he had a weak heart - in the 1960s. Etus remarried, she met the brother of an acquantaince of hers from Israel, a Jew who lived in the USA, Gendler, and she married him. She went to live with him in the Carribeans, but after his death, in 1989 I think, she returned to Israel, Holon, to live with her son, Moise Lowinger. Her son’s real name was Ivan, but he wanted to change it into something more Jewish.

We moved to Brasov, myself, my husband Mircea Gora Moldovan and our son Marius, in 1967 because my husband decided so. Our son had started school, he was in the 1st grade - which he finished in Brasov - and my husband wanted us to move to a town, which had good schools and a university. He was offered a job in Bucharest, but he refused because he didn't like the city. He chose Brasov instead. I worked in Brasov as a commodity expert at ICIM [the state constructions and fitting company during communism] as well.

Interview details

Interviewee: Eva Gora Moldovan
Interviewer:
Andreea Laptes
Month of interview:
December
Year of interview:
2003
Brasov , Romania

KEY PERSON

Etus Gendler
City of birth:
Resita
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1993
City of death:
Holon
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Goldstein
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Lowinger
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1970

Other Person

Rifke Feld
Year of birth:
1897
City of birth:
Kulikowka
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Year of death:
1996
City of death:
Brasov
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Friem
    Year of changing: 
    1918
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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