Heda Ambrova going shopping

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  • Photo taken in:
    Piestany
    Year when photo was taken:
    1925
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Slovakia

This is a photo of me, Heda Ambrova, in Piestany around the year 1925.

I was born on 12th September 1922 in Piestany as Hedviga Erdelyiova. We lived in what is now Teplicka Street, before it was Wilsonova Street No. 22. We didn’t have any animals, not even a canary. My sister’s name was Magda. She was born on 16th May 1920 in Piestany, and was two and a half years older. We didn’t have nannies as such.

We attended Jewish school together, my sister for two or three years and I for only a year. The teacher at the Jewish school was an 80-year-old man named Weiss. It was a one-room schoolhouse. Several grades in one classroom. The principal of the state school told my father that Mr. Weiss is a very good teacher, but that he was 80, after all. It was a big thing for us to leave to attend a state school. I don’t even think any more Jewish children transferred.

Interview details

Interviewee: Heda Ambrova
Interviewer:
Martin Korcok
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2007
Piestany, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Heda Ambrova
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Piestany
Country name at time of birth:
Czechoslovakia 1918-1938
Occupation
after WW II:
Translator
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Erdelyiova
    Year of changing: 
    1942
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Hechtova
    Year of changing: 
    1946
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage

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