Katarina Samolovicova, Nely Gellertova and Marta Pasternakova with class-mates

Katarina Samolovicova, Nely Gellertova and Marta Pasternakova with class-mates
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  • Photo taken in:
    Presov
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
This is a picture of my mother Marta Pasternakova, nee Preisova and her two sisters Katarina Samolovicova, nee Preisova and Nely Gellertova, nee Preisova (fourth from left in the first row), with class-mates at school on Konstantinova Street in Presov in the 1920s. Written on the back of the picture are the words: Presented with love from Ms Bednarova. Ms Bednarova, the second from the left, was a nun and their head teacher. I saw her when she was an old lady of about 70 on the occasion of the visit of my aunt Nely, who lived in Nairobi, Kenya. Nely brought her a transistor radio from Nairobi. The nuns were prosecuted during the communist era and forced to move from Presov to Bacs.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ivan Pasternak
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Nelly Gellertova
Year of birth:
1912
City of birth:
Eperjes
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1993
City of death:
Nairobi
Country of death:
Kenya
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Preisova
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Preis
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation
    Decade of changing: 
    1920s

Other Person

Marta Pasternakova
Year of birth:
1916
City of birth:
Eperjes
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1962
City of death:
Kosice
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Office clerk
  • Previous family name: 
    Preisova
    Year of changing: 
    1940
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Preis
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation
    Decade of changing: 
    1920s

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