Fanus Farkas

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  • Photo taken in:
    Turda
    Year when photo was taken:
    1958
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania (1945-1989)
    Country name today:
    Romania

This is my mother, Fanus Farkas, before she emigrated to Israel.

My brother Imre had very hard work in the factory in Torda, and with three or four of his colleagues he began drinking. He became quarrelsome, and had many problems. When he came home drunk, he used to say he would take the knife because he wanted to drink 'Valachian blood.' My mother broke down, of course, when she heard all this. She called me on the phone from Torda - I lived in Des already - and she asked me to go to Torda because Imre got drunk again and I was to solve the problem. And I went right away.

Then the family decided, after my sister immigrated to Israel, to send him to Israel, because it was too hot there for drinking. And so it happened. He immigrated with his family on 26th March 1966, and they settled in Kefar Sava, 15 kilometers from Petah Tiqwa. My mother immigrated with my brother to Israel because she lived with them in Torda, and there was the grandchild whom my mother adored. And my mother died in Israel after six months and six days, because she couldn't tolerate the climate. She's buried in Israel, in Kefar Sava.

Interview details

Interviewee: Jozsef Farkas
Interviewer:
Emoke Major
Month of interview:
July – August
Year of interview:
2005
Des, Romania

Other Person

Fanus Farkas
Year of birth:
1893
City of birth:
Turda
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1966
City of death:
Kefar Sava
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Deutsch
    Year of changing: 
    1918
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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