Ilona Hacker, Suzana Petrovic’s mother at Purim party

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  • Photo taken in:
    Novi Sad
    Year when photo was taken:
    1939
    Country name at time of photo:
    Kingdom of Yugoslavia, pre 1941
    Country name today:
    Serbia

Photo of my mother Ilona Hacker (nee Fried). Photo was taken in Novi Sad, 1939.

My parents lived an urban life in Novi Sad and belonged to the well-situated middle urban class.  They were active in the Jewish community but not orthodox in their religious practice.   My parents went to synagogue and celebrated all the Jewish holidays, and the other details I do not remember. 

My mother Ilona Hacker (nee Fried) was born in Szentes, in south-eastern Hungary. Her parents were Karl Fried and Jolan Klein, and they  lived in Szentes. My mother was born and lived all her life in Szentes, Hungary until she married.  My mother married my father in 1924 and helped him in his business.  She had two children, my brother Ladislav Ivan and me.  Ivan was in a political prison during most of the war, my father was taken away to dig trenches  and clear land mines for the Hungarians on the Russian front and he did not return, and my mother was deported to Austria and then Theresienstadt.

 

Interview details

Interviewee: Suzana Petrovic
Interviewer:
Ida Labudovic
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2002
Novi Sad, Serbia

KEY PERSON

Ilona Hacker
Year of birth:
1902
City of birth:
Szentes
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary
Year of death:
1973
City of death:
Novi Sad
Country of death:
Yugoslavia
Occupation
before WW II:
Office clerk
after WW II:
Office clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Fried
    Year of changing: 
    1924
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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