Ferenc Sandor, his mother Julia Sandor, his sister Sara Sandor, and his grandmother Janka Rosenthal

Ferenc Sandor, his mother Julia Sandor, his sister Sara Sandor, and his grandmother Janka Rosenthal
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1923
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
My mother, me, my sister, and my grandmother, Janka. My grandmother drew a fairly good pension after my grandfather's death. We had a huge family scattered throughout the country from Sopron to Bekescsaba. We were the only ones who lived in Budapest, so we put up everyone who came to Budapest from the countryside on any business. In the apartment house where we lived, there was a front staircase, and a back one, which was normally called the ?servant staircase.? We had to use the back staircase, but all the same, we lived in a sunlit, airy apartment on the third floor. The toilet was at the end of the corridor. For a time we had a proper housemaid who lived with us. Later on, a cleaning lady came regularly. The first housemaid, Roza, accompanied us when we moved to the capital from Veszto. Later, when I spent my vacation with my uncle in Veszto, I went to see her. She lived at the edge of the village in dire poverty. In my mind's eye, I can still see her child, who suffered from consumption, and whom she unwrapped as if it were some small bundle. The housemaid was always a family member to us.

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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