Jozsef Faludi and his first wife Mazal Faludi at the seaside

Jozsef Faludi and his first wife Mazal Faludi at the seaside
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  • Photo taken in:
    Tel Aviv-Yaffo
    Year when photo was taken:
    1946
    Country name at time of photo:
    Palestine
    Country name today:
    Israel
My wife Mazal and me at the beach in Tel Aviv. She is pregnant with our first son Emanuel. When I left my aunt?s, I came into contact with a leftist organization where I met a Hungarian, Ferenc Bug, a tailor. I worked in his shop as an assistant. That organization linked with the Communist Party. They held seminars and lectures, and organized excursions. That's where I met my Yemenite wife, Mazal. Mazal was born in Jerusalem, her grandparents had moved from Yemen to Palestine. We married in 1946. Mazal was not at all religious, but we were married by a Rabbi. Mazal's parents weren?t present. We married completely independently of the family. We rented a flat in the basement of a house, where I also set up my workshop. We worked night and day. My wife helped me. There was no other employee. We worked on consignment making leather goods. But I was powerfully homesick, and when I married Mazal I told her that she should only marry me if she was willing to come home with me, because I was definitely coming home. In 1948 we sold everything and came home. Our first son, Emanuel, had already been born, in Tel Aviv in 1947. Mazal was pregnant with our second son when we came home, and Elek was born here in 1948. Our third boy, Tamas, was born in 1951.

Interview details

Interviewee: Jozsef Faludi
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi, Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2001
Szigetszentmiklos , Hungary

KEY PERSON

Jozsef Faludi
Jewish name:
Izrael
Year of birth:
1921
City of birth:
Satoraljaujhely
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
before WW II:
Self-employed craftsman in non-elite crafts
after WW II:
Manual laborer
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Fogler
    Year of changing: 
    1948
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

Other Person

Mazal Faludi
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Jerusalem
Year of death:
1995
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Zarum
    Year of changing: 
    1946
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Fogler
    Year of changing: 
    1948
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

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