Janos’ second cousin Istvan in WWI

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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

This is Istvan, Etel’s son.

My mother had one other aunt, Etel, whose husband was Gyula Weinberger. When they circumcised me he was the one who held me. Uncle Gyula was started as an apprentice with Lampert-Wodianer Press, which later became Franklin Publishing, and was a real powerhouse, and he became the Director whom everyone respected enormously. My childhood is wound-up with uncle Gyula. Uncle Gyula was good-looking. We would have our summer vacations in Nogradveroce, and sometimes we'd go to Vac or Nagymaros by boat to the market. And then early in the morning the boat was full of saleswomen, and baskets, and everything. Uncle Gyula would immediately stand up, if he was sitting, and have an old peasant woman sit down, and he would say - he was relatively old then - 'my dear soul, I'm only on summer vacation, you're tired, please take a seat'. Everybody really liked that. Uncle Gyula died in '41 or '42.

Gyula and Etle had three children. Istvan was the oldest one. He was a bookseller. He married to a piano teacher and had one son. They all survived the Holocaust and left Hungary. They went to Israel. Their son died in 47 in Israel's War of Independence.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Istvan Weinberger
Decade of birth:
1890
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1950
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Bookseller

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