Judit Kinszki’s great uncle Jozsef Kinszki

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  • Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Beck Ödön, Budapest

Jozsi, one of the brothers of my grandfather Armin. The Kinszkis [my grandfather´s parents] had land near the Ipolysag, which is now in Slovakia.  They lived like members of the gentry: on horseback, with sabres in their belts-- they didn’t identify as Jews at all.  There was a beautiful old baroque house on the property, in the style that featured big gates with smaller ones in the middle and even a chapel.  But they didn’t live there.   They lived in the bailiff's house: a fancy country-house with very modern furnishings. I'd never before seen an electric refrigerator and electric fire. They had a distillery, a threshing-machine and a steam-plough. He was a good landlord, and everybody loved him, because he cared about the schools. 

Jozsi remained there to run the farm, and he had two sons: one was a farmer on the Kinszki-land, the other one rented a count's land at Hevmagyar (county Hont), which is a small village.   They were all taken to Auschwitz from Slovakia.

 
 
 

Interview details

Interviewee: Judit Kinszki
Interviewer:
Sárdi Dóra
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

József Kinszki
Year of birth:
1860
City of birth:
Ipolyság
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1940
City of death:
Ipolyság
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
landowner

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