The Gal family

The Gal family
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  • Photo taken in:
    Nitra
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
This postwar photograph was taken in Nitra, around 1945 or 1946, and shows the family of my father's brother, Rudolf Gal, who survived the war in the Terezin ghetto. In the upper row is my cousin Walter Gal, and standing beside him is his sister. She was slightly physically handicapped, she was hunchbacked. But she ended up studying medicine and became a pharmacist. I don't remember her name at the moment. In the bottom row is their mother, I don't remember her name either, then her brother, who we called Babi, and finally my father's brother Rudolf. Rudolf studied civil engineering and worked as an architect. The photo may have been taken right before the entire family moved to Palestine. But because of bad climactic conditions, they soon moved back to Czechoslovakia.

Interview details

Interviewee: Alexander Gajdos
Interviewer:
Martin Korcok
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2005
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Walter Gal
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Nitra

Other Person

Rudolf Gal
Decade of birth:
1890
City of birth:
Nitra
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Architect
after WW II:
Architect
  • Previous family name: 
    Goldberger
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation
    Decade of changing: 
    1920

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