Janos’ father as a lieutenant

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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1917
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary

My father as an officer in WWI.

My father was born in 1893 in Nagyvarad [today Oradea, in Romania]. My father went to high-school for four years in Nagyvarad, and then to a trade college for three years. He graduated there. Uncle Vilmos, who wanted my father to keep up the big colonial goods trade, sent him to Pest for a year to learn banking, and in Marosvasarhely [today Tirgu Mures, in Romania] he sent him to work with an agent who would buy a trainload of, say, coffee or tea for the business. Uncle Vilmos had my father educated. But in the meanwhile the War came. My father was a volunteer then, with the rank of Captain. They took him to the Russian front, and he got shot so badly in the arm in '17 that his right arm was paralyzed. That's why I didn't wear a star, and in '44 I got into the university, where I wrote that my religion was Israelite, but I was not to be considered a Jew.

Interview details

Interviewee: Janos Dorogi
Month of interview:
February
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Laszlo Dorogi
Jewish name:
Eliezer Haim
Year of birth:
1906
City of birth:
Nagyvarad
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1950
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Factory management
after WW II:
Worker in a state-company
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Feigenbaum

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