Iren Izsak and Klari Biro when they were little girls

Iren Izsak and Klari Biro when they were little girls
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1905
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
This photo was taken in Budapest in 1905. The girl standing is my mother, Iren Izsak, nee Torok, at the age of three. Next to her, her one and a half year old sister, Klari is sitting. A nanny took care of the children, because their mother worked in their shoe store from morning until the evening. Later they had a governess, always a German one. Both Frida's and Cili's family lived in Germany. They only came to Hungary to work. This was important because of something, perhaps so that they would be more attached to the employer family, they would depend on them more. Even if this was so, the Toroks didn't take an advantage of it, for sure, the girls loved their governess, my mother sometimes spoke of Cili even in her old age. There was a cook and a maid for the housework for a short time, but then only Matild, who was at our place for a very long time. She was a widow, her daughter Manci, who was raised in the country at her grandmother's, was about the same age as my mother. She sometimes visited her mother, so my mother knew her. She sent her gifts for festive occasions and Manci thanked her for these on nice postcards. My mother liked her very much, and she respected Matild as a child respects an adult. But she always called her by her first name because as a 'servant' she wasn't entitled to be called auntie. Matild sent us art postcards even in 1918, when she wasn't at our place anymore, and for a long time.

Interview details

Interviewee: Erika Izsak
Interviewer:
Sárdi Dóra
Month of interview:
Február
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Iren Izsak
Year of birth:
1902
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1978
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Torok
    Year of changing: 
    1928
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Klari Biro
Jewish name:
Frimet
Year of birth:
1904
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1945
City of death:
Lichtenwörth
Country of death:
Austria
Died where:
Lichtenwörth
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife

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