Grandma Jolana Schwartz with her daughters

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  • Photo taken in:
    Bratislava
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Slovakia

This photo shows my grandmother Jolana Schwartz with her daughters. Theoretically, I should be able to name them all. The first on the right is Greta, then Iren (Irena). The baby in my grandma's arms is Zelma. The smaller girl on my grandmother's right is Roza, and standing above her is my mother, Helena.

My mother's family was from Bratislava. They were natives of Bratislava. Grandma Jolana was a seamstress. She sewed for clients, but also for her friends and family.

Grandma Jolana used to regularly visit all six of her daughters. I'll begin with my mother. She was named Helena. Another daughter was Greta, married name Perlova. Then there was Zelma, who married Freundlich. Next was Bella, Rozalia, or Roza. Aunt Roza married Adolf Fischer. Fischer was a well-known typographer. He had a memorial plaque in the Pravda publishing house in Bratislava. Aunt Roza had two daughters, Edita and Lydia. Another of my mother's sisters was Irena, married as Ehrenreichova. After her wedding she lived with her husband and children in the town of Sahy. Her children were named Stela and Richard.

Interview details

Interviewee: Henrich F.
Interviewer:
Martin Flekenstein
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2006
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Jolana Schwartz
City of birth:
Bratislava
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1944
Died where:
No information
Occupation
before WW II:
Dressmaker
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Löwinger
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1890

Other Person

Helena F.
Year of birth:
1904
City of birth:
Bratislava
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Auschwitz Birkenau
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Concentration camp
Occupation
before WW II:
Retail clerk
  • Previous family name: 
    Schwartz
    Year of changing: 
    1927
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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