Ferenc Sandor as a baby with his family

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  • Photo taken in:
    Vésztő
    Year when photo was taken:
    1914
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
My family: father, mother, older sister, and me. In World War One, my father was called up from Veszto to the Russian front. Then he returned and spent some time at home, and had the chance to see me as a baby of a few weeks old. I have no memories of him whatsoever. There is only one thing I know. When he came home from the front he said that one was not allowed to laugh any more. I have seen the postcard he sent home to my mother. On it was written: ?Don?t cry, darling. The country must be saved from the enemy.? The poor fellow, he could not have suspected that during a 1944 death march, my war-widow mother would helplessly fall victim to this same country he was trying to save from the enemy.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ferenc Sandor
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi, Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
April
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Ferenc Sandor
Year of birth:
1914
City of birth:
Veszto
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
before WW II:
Self-employed craftsman in elite crafts
after WW II:
Skilled self-employed

Other Person

Julia Sandor
Year of birth:
1893
City of birth:
Sopron
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1945
City of death:
Lichtenwort
Country of death:
Austria
Died where:
Lichtenwort
Occupation
before WW II:
Office clerk
  • Previous family name: 
    Rosenthal
    Year of changing: 
    1912
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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