Invitation for the engagement of Surica Tobias with Lazar Goldstein

Invitation  for the engagement of  Surica Tobias with Lazar Goldstein
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  • Photo taken in:
    Bucharest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1922
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania
This is the invitation to my parents' betrothal, printed at the Diamand Printing Shop, 2 Dudesti Ave., Bucharest. My mother, Tobias Surica, was born in 1895, in Piatra Neamt. Unfortunately, her mother died at her birth, so she was raised by an aunt of mine, Tipora, my mother's sister. Her father was a tailor in Piatra Neamt. It was him who taught her this craft, which she exercised with great ability, especially in the times when our family's financial situation was precarious. In 1920, she left for Bucharest on her own, to find a job. My father, Lazar Goldstein, was born in Husi in 1900. His only education consisted of four elementary grades, as he had to start earning his living at an early age. He left his home at about 18 and ended up in Buhcarest. I don't know who taught him carpentry, but he was very skilled. He owned a workshop in Bucharest, where he had two apprentices. It was a matchmaker who helped her meet my father. In 1922, he was serving in the Romanian army, and they got married before he had gone out. First they got engaged, on 3rd June 1922. A few months later, they became husband and wife. They had a Jewish wedding, before the rabbi, under the kippah, but they also went to the civil authorities. The party took place in a house on Romulus St. My mother kept in touch with the matchmaker who had introduced my father to her. I remember they would sometimes meet and talk about family, hardships and children. Although their union was arranged, my parents got along with each other very well all the time. They respected each other and had an enduring marriage.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ticu Goldstein
Interviewer:
Georgeta Pana
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2004
Bucharest, Romania

KEY PERSON

Lazar Goldstein
Year of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Husi
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1963
City of death:
Bucharest
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Self-employed craftsman in non-elite crafts
after WW II:
Manual laborer

Other Person

Surica Goldstein
Year of birth:
1895
City of birth:
Piatra Neamt
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1984
City of death:
Bucharest
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Self-employed craftsman in non-elite crafts
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Tobias
    Year of changing: 
    1922
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Segal
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1970s

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