Juraj Adler and Alica Gazikova

Juraj Adler and Alica Gazikova
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  • Photo taken in:
    Pezinok
    Year when photo was taken:
    1934
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
The photograph was taken in Pezinok in the year 1934. It shows me, Alica Gazikova and my brother Juraj Adler. My brother was named Juraj Adler and was born on 14th June 1923, in Bratislava. Five years later, on 4th February 1928, I was born. I was also born in Bratislava, on Telocvicna Street, at that time Zochova, but only because Pezinok had no maternity hospital and my mother didn't want to give birth at home. It was a small, private maternity clinic. We observed holidays in our family. But what for example my father very much regretted was that the store wasn't closed on Saturday. Normally, one would, as they say, 'fool' God, and that in a manner that the store was for all appearances closed, but things would be sold underneath the gate. And when the persecutions during the time of the Slovak State arrived, he regretted that very much, because one way or another he lost everything anyways. My parents of course attended the synagogue. Father went on Friday evening, Saturday morning and on holidays. But normally during the day my father didn't cover his head. Jews have a custom that women attend the synagogue only on the high holidays. So my mother went only on those occasions. Sabbath was never observed much in our family. Only in that beforehand barkhes were baked, and our father, upon returning from the synagogue, would recite the Kiddush. For Saturday we would also prepare chulent, which would be taken across the street to the baker's, and on Saturday we would pick it up. Otherwise, my brother and I attended a public school, where there were classes on Saturday as well. That day we would go to school as usual, but we had an exception, we didn't have to write and draw.

Interview details

Interviewee: Alica Gazikova
Interviewer:
Korcok M. & Pokreis B.
Month of interview:
October
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Juraj Adler
Jewish name:
Gitl
Year of birth:
1923
City of birth:
Bratislava
Year of death:
1989
City of death:
Bratislava
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Retail clerk

Other Person

Alica Gazikova
Year of birth:
1928
City of birth:
Bratislava
Occupation
after WW II:
Office clerk
  • Previous family name: 
    Adlerova
    Year of changing: 
    1954
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Ganselova
    Year of changing: 
    1956
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
1996

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