Klara Engelova at the Jewish girls’ school

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  • Photo taken in:
    Spisska Nova Ves
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Slovakia

This photograph was taken during the years 1917 - 1918 in Spisska Nova Ves at a Jewish girls’ school. My mother Klara Engelova is standing on the far left.

My mother, Klara, née Polakova, was born on 3rd December 1904 in Kokava nad Rimavicou. My mother was more of an introvert. She was my father’s ‘inferior,’ though not in a bad sense. Basically just an obedient wife. That’s how my mother was raised. I consider her to be a very good-hearted person. She was a typical woman. Not everything was the way I’d have liked it, later I said to myself many times that it would definitely not have done any harm for her to also defend me from my father, when my father ‘overdid’ it with disciplining me. She wasn’t capable of that.

Interview details

Interviewee: Tibor Engel
Interviewer:
Dasa Slobodnikova
Month of interview:
February
Year of interview:
2007
Nitra, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Klara Engelova
Year of birth:
1904
City of birth:
Kokava nad Rimavicou
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
2005
City of death:
Kokava nad Rimavicou
Country of death:
Slovakia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Polakova
    Year of changing: 
    1935
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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