Ibi Krausz with her friends in school

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  • Photo taken in:
    Győr
    Year when photo was taken:
    1932
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
This is me, second from left, with a bunch of friends from school. I attended a Jewish elementary school, which was near the temple. It was a big building, really serious, with four classes. And I finished the four years of elementary education there. There were at least 25 pupils in the class, boys and girls together. They taught Jewish history; otherwise I think it was the same as other schools. They taught us to read Hebrew, but I've already forgotten it. We used to go to the synagogue once a week, on Sabbath. When I was already in high school, it was obligatory to go on the afternoon of Sabbath. We had the summer holidays just as in other schools, and on Jewish holidays we had extra holidays. There was only one high school in Gyor, which was called Count Albert Aponyi High School. It was a very beautiful building, and in my opinion, it's still one of the most beautiful buildings in Gyor today. There were eight classes. It was a completely Christian school, but many of us, Jewish girls, attended it. The difference was that everyone had their own religion class separately. We also had a religion teacher, he was called Jozsef Ullman, and he was awfully severe. We had to read in Hebrew, but he mostly taught Jewish history, which was quite interesting. There were maybe eight or nine Jews in class. There was a team spirit among the Jewish girls, but I had some Christian girlfriends, as well. These weren't close relationships, but we were on good terms with each other. We had to learn a lot in high school because there were languages as well - German and French. Besides that I had private English classes. I remained on good terms with my private teacher for French and German, who was also Jewish, until her death. She lived in London later, I also visited her there, and when my son went to England for a long period of time, she was a great support for him. There must have been anti-Semite girls in high school, but there was no violence or remarks or things like that, I don't remember any such things.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ibi Krausz
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2002
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Ibi Krausz
Year of birth:
1921
City of birth:
Gyor
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
before WW II:
Employed by craftsman
after WW II:
Office clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Keller
    Year of changing: 
    1944
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Szabados
    Year of changing: 
    1947
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Foundation
Date of interview:
1999

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