Helena Preisova

Helena Preisova
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  • Photo taken in:
    Eperjes
    Year when photo was taken:
    1915
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Schwarz
This is my maternal grandmother Helena Preisova, nee Rotmanova. The photo was taken in Presov in 1915. My grandmother and my grandfather, Eliezer Preis, had three children: Katarina, Nely and my mother Marta. Sad memories are connected with the early 1940s. The eldest sister, Katarina, who lived in Kosino, which was part of Hungary then, came to visit her parents. They didn't know that this was to be their last encounter. My grandparents died in the Holocaust. They were deported in 1942 and perished in Auschwitz in 1945.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ivan Pasternak
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Helena Preisova
Year of birth:
1891
City of birth:
Ungvar
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1945
City of death:
Auschwitz
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Auschwitz
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Ilona Rotman
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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