The Karman family, Erzsebet Radvaner's maternal relatives

The Karman family, Erzsebet Radvaner's maternal relatives
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
Me, my brother and some relatives in the 1930s in Budapest. In the back is Istvan, my cousin, and my brother Laci. In the front from left to right are: Manci, me, and my other cousin Klari. These cousins were my mother`s brother Mor´s children. There were four siblings in my mother's family. The eldest was Mor Klein, who became Mor Karman. He worked in the money market and in 1932, when the market collapsed, he killed himself. His wife worked in the clothing shop his mother owned. It was an elegant shop. People didn't go there to buy a shirt, they went there to order a trousseau. They had a son, Istvan Karman. He was taken away to a forced labor corps and he died there in Koszeg in 1944. There is one more daughter. She lives in America. She got married in 1936. Her husband was quite observant. They had the wedding in the Rumbach Street synagogue. That one was more orthodox than the one on Dohany Street; they had no organ there. Klari was not too observant as a matter of fact, but she kept all the observances with her husband. In 1938 when the Anti-Jewish law was discussed in Parliament, her husband said that he did not want to be a second rate citizen anywhere. They emigrated to America, to New York. Here at home they had had a child, but it died; there in America they had a daughter. Mor's wife was in my flat, which was in a protected house, and she emigrated to America in 1947.

Interview details

Interviewee: Erzsebet Radvaner
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Istvan Karman
Year of birth:
1906
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Koszeg
Country of death:
Hungary
Died where:
Koszeg

Other Person

Klari Lieberman
Year of birth:
1913
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary

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