At the Jewish cemetery in Hlohovec

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  • Photo taken in:
    Hlohovec
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Slovakia

This photo was taken in the 1970s. In the foreground is my wife, Eva F., behind her is her father, Pavol S., and beside him is his cousin, Alzbeta Foldiova. This picture was taken at the Hlohovec cemetery at the grave of Mrs. Foldiova's daughter.

My wife's mother was a very religious woman, and wanted to continue to lead a traditional, religious life. That's why they decided to move to Bratislava. My wife's family was exceptional in their observance of religious regulations. Her mother was very religious. My wife is a faint copy, as far as religious life is concerned. To this day, we still observe the Sabbath, light candles, and my wife prays. Her mother paid great heed to these rituals, virtually to the last moments of her life. Then, when she became very ill, she eased off of these principles, but still kept on observing all holidays. She kept a kosher household. Even after the war, my wife's family had poultry slaughtered for them, just so everything would be kosher. When she was of an advanced age, she was in a nursing home, where she also died.

Interview details

Interviewee: Henrich F.
Interviewer:
Martin Flekenstein
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2006
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Eva F.
Year of birth:
1934
City of birth:
Velka Calomia
Country name at time of birth:
Czechoslovakia 1918-38
Occupation
after WW II:
Office clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    S.
    Year of changing: 
    1964
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Pavol Sandor
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Administrator
after WW II:
Administrator

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