Jozsef Faludi's maternal grandfather Jakab Eckstein performing a wedding

Jozsef Faludi's maternal grandfather Jakab Eckstein performing a wedding
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  • Photo taken in:
    Csepel
    Year when photo was taken:
    1939
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
This is my maternal grandfather, Jakab Eckstein, from Csepel. I don?t know whose wedding it is, we only wanted to have this picture because of Grandpa. He is in his beaver hat. He was the rabbi in Obecse, and they called him from there to Csepel to be Shatz-matz. That means he took care of the community's affairs, the registers, the weddings. He was the shochet (butcher) too, and supervised the Csepel's kosher slaughterhouse. Finally, he taught Hebrew in the schools. The community in Csepel was Orthodox, but wasn?t as religious as the one in Kiskoros. For instance, there wasn?t a cheder (Jewish religious primary school) in Csepel, and they didn't have mid-week prayer either. My grandfather did the mid-week prayers alone at home. There wasn?t a mikva in Csepel either, so my grandfather went to Budapest on Fridays. That's where he died too, of a heart attack, in 1942.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Jakab Eckstein
Year of birth:
1870
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Rabbi

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