Harry Fink with the Spien daughters

Harry Fink with the Spien daughters
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1938
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
I'm the first on the right, standing beside me are the Spien girls. The Spien family lived in the same building as we did in Prague. They were our neighbors. The photo was taken in Prague in 1938. We lived in Prague, on Jindrisska Street. Our apartment was in a former palace. It was a huge apartment building with three stairwells and dozens and dozens of rooms. The ceilings were 4.8 meters high. The smallest room was the bedroom, which measured about 68 square meters, about the same as my current apartment. Originally we lived in the third wing. We had four large rooms, a toilet, pantry and kitchen. There was one more small room, which was the children's room, and also a bathroom. The building belonged to the National Bank and it decided to use our apartment for an archive, so they moved us into the first wing, the first staircase on Jindrisska Street. But from what I remember for those four years the apartment stayed unlocked, so that I rode my bike around in those huge rooms and organized races.

Interview details

Interviewee: Harry Fink
Interviewer:
Barbora Pokreis
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2005
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Harry Fink
Year of birth:
1931
City of birth:
Prague
Occupation
after WW II:
Manual laborer

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