The Fazekas family

The Fazekas family
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  • Photo taken in:
    Targu Mures
    Year when photo was taken:
    1979
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Ferenc Incze
This photo was taken in June 1979 in Marosvasarhely, in the courtyard of our family house. It was taken by Ferenc Incze, the husband of my daughter Judit. The persons in it are: my younger daughter Eva Frank, nee Fazekas, me, my husband Andras Fazekas, and my older daughter Judit Incze, nee Fazekas. It was for the first time that Judit came home with her husband after their emigration to Germany. Both my children started school in the Papiu high school; at that time it was a mixed school, girls attended it too at the beginning. Then they finished school in the Unirea high school. Both went to a Romanian school. They studied well, both of them. Juditka, my elder daughter, enrolled at the University of Timber Industry in Brasso, while Evike, the younger one, studied at the University of Medicine, and my husband was delighted with it, because she pursued his profession. He adored that girl so much, it's beyond description. Evike didn't have any problems at university; she was accepted following the first entrance examination. Her husband was her classmate, he is called Albert Frank, he was born in Nagykaroly, his father was a doctor. He is a very good boy, a very good husband. They have two children. The elder is Ivonne; we didn't hesitate about this name, because we had liked it before. I was glad too that they gave her this name. Their second child is Clara; I like this name as well. I love my grandchildren very much. Jutka too met her husband at university. He is called Ferenc Incze. He was born in Brasso, his mother is also from Brasso, and his father was born in Zagon, but lived in Brasso. Juditka was very pretty, she looked like Sophia Loren, she resembled that actress a lot. During her university studies her colleagues called her Sophika. Later, in 1974 Feri [Ferenc] went to Croatia on a students' journey, and he and a Romanian colleague didn't come home. They got to Austria. There they first had a provisional residence, until they clarified their identity. Since Feri could certify his German origins - his mother had German origins - he could go to Germany. After Feri left, Juditka got to Zilah. According to those times' practice she got to Zilah following placement. But she wasn't there for long, because she wanted to come to Marosvasarhely, and she applied for a teacher's job in Marosvasarhely, at the school of timber industry. She did get it; we were very happy that she was home, and she wasn't so far and alone any more. In those times relationships were of course censored. The letters which came from Germany, and those which were sent there, were censored, because we noticed a very little sign, which appeared on every envelope. One could see two lines, the same appeared on the envelopes. It wasn't striking, yet we discovered it. This correspondence lasted for five years. We received each letter. Later Feri came home from Germany, and they had their civil wedding here. He was her fiancé all the time, he left as her fiancé. Juditka had a ring, it was a small silver ring, and a little heart on a chain hanging on it. Five years passed, and they had to wait a few months after the wedding, until they let Juditka go. The children of Judit were born there, in Germany. I was there at the birth of both children. Peter, the elder boy is twenty-seven years old, Andras is twenty-five.

Interview details

Interviewee: Magda Fazekas
Interviewer:
Molnár Ildikó
Month of interview:
Augusztus
Year of interview:
2007
Marosvasarhely, Romania

KEY PERSON

Magda Fazekas
Jewish name:
Minas
Year of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Gyergyószárhegy
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Occupation
before WW II:
Háztartásbeli
after WW II:
Háztartásbeli
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Struhl
    Year of changing: 
    1949
    Reason for changing: 
    Házasságkötés

Other Person

Andras Fazekas
Jewish name:
Minas
Year of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Cornesti
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
2006
City of death:
Regenstauf
Country of death:
Germany
Occupation
after WW II:
Doctor

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