Hedvig Endrei in her brother's boat-house on the Romai shore

Hedvig Endrei in her brother's boat-house on the Romai shore
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
In this picture you can see my brother's boat-house, where we regularly went every summer. The photo was taken in the 1930s. I am there, the fourth from left. I liked going there very much. I often went out with my brother Karoly and his friends. In the 1930s my brother had a boat-house on the Romai bank. At that time boat houses on the Danube that one could buy were in fashion. We usually spent the summer there. This was a way of having fun at that time. It was very nice. We went for a row, the boys went fishing, and we had fun. One could sleep there, but we usually went there in the morning and came back in the evening. There was an apartment in the boat-house, with four rooms overlooking the shore, and four rooms overlooking the water. Every room had a separate tenant. Next to the building there was the boat garage, and the boats were there. Everyone had a boat, we had a kayak. There was also a balcony and shower in the boat-house. There wasn't a kitchen, but we cooked on a heater. We often fried fish. We coated the small fish the boys caught with flour and paprika and fried it. I didn't like it, but the boys did. At that time the Duna bathing establishment also existed. There were two Duna bathing establishments between Ferenc Jozsef Bridge and Erzsebet Bridge, one for men and one for women. My brother learned to swim there. We also went on hikes in the mountains around Budapest. We always went on Sundays. At these occasions we also picnicked.

Interview details

Interviewee: Hedvig Endrei
Interviewer:
Szilvia Czingel
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2006
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Hedvig Endrei
Year of birth:
1915
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Occupation
before WW II:
Milliner, comforter maker
after WW II:
Assistant business manager, business manager in the catering trade
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Weisz
    Year of changing: 
    1941
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Karoly Vajda
Year of birth:
1908
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1993
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Upholsterer, comforter shop owner
after WW II:
Technical manager at upholsterer co-operative
  • Previous family name: 
    Weisz
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation
    Decade of changing: 
    1920

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