Jozsef Faludi on the balcony of his aunt Rozsi Brull's shop in Tel Aviv

Jozsef Faludi on the balcony of his aunt Rozsi Brull's shop in Tel Aviv
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  • Photo taken in:
    Tel Aviv-Yaffo
    Year when photo was taken:
    1940
    Country name at time of photo:
    Palestine
    Country name today:
    Israel
This is the Salon Rachel, which my aunt Rozsi established in Tel Aviv. This is where I worked when I arrived in Palestine in 1939. My mother had seven brothers and sisters. One of her sisters was Rozsi. Rozsi had learned to be a dress-maker. Later she moved out from her parents? home and had a sewing shop. She married a man named Zoli Brull, and had a very elegant clothing salon in Csepel. In 1936 they went to Israel. They weren?t Zionists, they just wanted to live. Rozsi had a sister, Rene, and they were practically always together. They even lived together before Rene made aliya (immigration to Israel). She left before Rozsi and her husband. She arranged the trip to Israel for Rozsi, because she had Zionist connections. Rozsi and her husband ended up in Tel Aviv, and they opened the Salon Rachel there, where I worked in 1939. Rozsi was the salon manager, and her husband was the tailor. First they had a two-room flat. Then they rented a three-room flat, and were able to buy more machines and hire more employees. Everyone in the shop was Hungarian. They spoke Hungarian, but they learned Hebrew. Rene learned how to make artificial flowers and she would make them for Rozsi's products. Later she founded a clothing factory. The clothing salon was a success. They exported clothing. Rene had a lot of foreign connections. She spoke French, English, and two or three other languages, so she would go and take the sample collection with herself in a suitcase, and take orders.

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

Rozsi Brull
Decade of birth:
1900
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
City of death:
Tel Aviv
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant
after WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant
  • Previous family name: 
    Eckstein
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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